I am a huge fan, I’ve been converted completely. Admittedly I never started off down the baby led weaning route..read about it , however being in the middle of moving countries, not having a blender etc it seemed the easier option.
I probably haven’t done it “right” I haven’t read any books and avid followers would probably be completely disgusted at my attempt but it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.
Why did I try this with LPV? However saying that LPV did eat everything until he turned 18months but BLW is so much easier. I don’t have to worry about heating food, I order a normal child’s meal for Miss C and she munches her way through. She’s eaten Dim Sum, the biggest Christmas dinner I’ve ever seen (including sprouts).
The only problem I have now is that she kicks off if she doesn’t get the same as LPV, mainly when he’s got quavers with his sandwich or if he’s earn’t a chocolate pudding by eating all his dinner. I’m not sure whether Miss C won’t turn into a fussy eater later down the line but at the moment she’s an absolutely joy to feed. There’s no negotiating, no bribery just lots of yummy noises.
The choking is still a worry, I still make sure I cut things up small or in sticks so she can hold it, when she does gag she usually clears the food herself. Most of the time after meals she looks like she’s done 10 rounds with whatever she’s eaten, kiwi was the culprit this morning, if you hate mess or your children getting dirty then it’s definitely not for you. I just let Miss C free on the food the mess can be cleared and that’s the beauty of ceramic tiles. I think it’s actually encouraged me to start cooking and baking more too, that and my kitchen aid *does little dance*.
I don’t think they’ll be anymore children going through weaning in the expat house but if there are we’ll be baby led weaning!