Hi Ladies! I am a proud mama to 8mo (6mo adjusted) Liana, who is getting really interested in swiping my spoon, cup, napkin, plate, etc! I'm going to get a highchair and start BLS soon, so I'm just wondering how many of you have done this approach and what your experiences are!
Right now, Liana will grab pieces of food and put it to her mouth, but when it touches her tongue she makes a face and "shivers". The only foods she's really liked to knaw on so far (but has not actually swallowed anything) have been rolls and a pickle. She actually did really well making the pickle very soggy Sometimes she gags if she gets any bits of what she's knawing on her tongue, and I'm hoping in time she'll outgrow that and actually start moving it to the back and swallowing it. As they say, "before one it's all for fun!", so I think BLS will be a great way to let her develop at the right pace for her.
So here are some questions that might help make this a great informational thread:
What age did you start BLS?
What foods did you offer and at what pace?
When did your LO really take to eating the offered foods?
When did your LO actually start digesting the foods well?
Did your LO slack off with solids while teething or growth spurts?
Hope your BLS/BLW experiences are going great! I'm so excited to start the whole process with Liana