Our Modified Approach:

I definitely put a lot more thought into our meals than when it was just the two of us. And because I had set a goal of introducing our baby to 100 foods before turning one, I found myself purchasing a great variety of ingredients every week. It’s been great because we tend to eat the same foods all the time. However, as the baby started getting the hang of self-feeding, I started transitioning from finger foods that are easy for baby to grab and eat to serving him what we’d normally eat.

What I really want to emphasize is that I believe there’s truly no set rules to BLW. I know it’s a big no no to put food directly into baby’s mouth, but I’ve found that sometimes I need to do that to get baby’s attention! Once he tasted it, the majority of times he’d go back for seconds and thirds on his own. Because he didn’t eat much in the beginning (this is to be expected so don’t worry too much), I wondered if I should give him some puree too, especially for iron. I did a couple of times, but the spoon feeding method just didn’t work for us. I say all this to encourage you to do what feels and works best for you and your family and not worry so much about following all the dos and don’ts.

Our Vegetable Cooking Guidelines:

mjandhungryman baby led weaning vegetable guidelines