Re: Curious to try BLS
Go for it! Some people start with small, soft mushy stuff- mashed steamed veggies, lightly smushed beans and peas, boiled stringy meats. And some people start with french-fry (chip, in the UK) sized pieces of food. And some people offer whole peeled fruits, and let baby experiment with lifting and tasting and licking.
As always with babies, you don't want to just let your baby have this experience unsupervised. Spoon-feeding requires mom to be right there with baby. BLS means mom can walk away, but she shouldn't! You want to be right there in case your LO starts cramming too much into his mouth.
ETA: follow all guidelines for introducing new solids. BLS doesn't mean you jump ahead with offering types of solids, particularly allergenic ones like eggs and shellfish or dangerous ones like honey. You just offer the same solids you'd see in a jar, only in a diffent form than puree.
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