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The First 3 months of Baby Led Weaning

The first food I plopped in front of Winter was an avocado when she was one day shy of 6 months, but it was so very slippery, there was no hope. Then I realized she was “good” at picking up her blankets and clothes. The food that mimicked that the most was some wavy lettuce, [...]

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Starting Baby Led Weaning

My husband and I couldn’t reach a mutually agreed upon common ground in solids because I wanted to do no purees; I thought it would work against her wanting to pick up food for herself when she saw how much easier the spoon was. He, on the other hand, was very concerned about the possibility [...]

Baby Led Weaning – What’s Next?

*A quick clarification. Little Lion is 11 months old and approaching his first birthday. We began baby led weaning at 6 months old. This post is about the strategies we have tried within the last few weeks to allow our bottle-fed baby to begin gradually weaning on his own terms, much as a breast fed baby would naturally. [...]

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Toddler Eating Cheat-Sheet

Up until this point we have tried to offer LL a variety of healthy foods, but it has been hit or miss…a little of this and that, usually what we are eating. We eat meals together. He makes a big mess, eats some food, does a little banging and screaming. It’s all great fun, really. [...]

The Psychology of a Picky Eater

I was a very picky eater as a child and adolescent, and it continued into young adulthood until I met my husband. Last week, my dad watched as my daughter made loud smacking noises with her hand in her mouth. He joked that he never had to worry about me putting anything into my mouth [...]

A more recent photo of her feeding herself broccoli-cauliflower-quinoa bites, and loving it.

Starting Solids with Baby Led Weaning: A Conservative Approach

About a week or two before Baby Markers hit the 6 month mark, we slowly began to introduce solids. She had been showing interest for a few weeks and was reliably sitting up unassisted, so we figured it was time to give it a go. It’s worth noting that I decided not to start with [...]

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Little Tea Cup versus the spoon – part 2 – favourite first finger foods

As promised here is part two of our adventure. If you missed part 1 you can read it here. After Little Tea Cup decided that she was no longer a fan of the spoon and it became clear that we were shifting to full time baby led weaning type feeding style, I realized that I [...]

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