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    Default BLS, where to start?

    Hi!

    I was just reading a post about BLS and I would like to try it, DD2, 7mo, is my second child and I'm so much more relaxed about solids this time but I'm not sure what I can give to her, I read I can give whole pieces of broccoli is this right? What else do you suggest? She doesn't take things to her mouth though, so I'm not sure it will work but I'd like to give it a try

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    Default Re: BLS, where to start?

    I started with giving DS avacoda slices, bananas, and roasted sweet potato. now he also loves mashed beans, cottage cheese, plums (they are nice and cold on gums ) and yes whole pieces of steamed broccoli. he also LOVES meat. We gave him a big chunk of steak on the fourth of july ( he was 8 months) and he sucked and knawed on it for quite awhile. he also really enjoys salmon. Oh and pasta. This is a really good site for BLS. The pics of babes at their high chairs are so cute! and there is also a forum if you look on the menu to the left. good luck and have fun! and be prepared for a mess!!!
    http://babyledweaning.blogware.com/blog
    Hello! I'm Alayna, mama to Lennon Born November 18, 2008

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    Default Re: BLS, where to start?

    here's more links for you to go through

    http://www.borstvoeding.com/voedseli...lw/engels.html

    http://kellymom.com/nutrition/solids/solids-how.html

    we started out with bananas, avocado, and baked sweet potato. Here's some info on Sweet Potato and Avocados - two super foods
    ~Jenn~


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    Default Re: BLS, where to start?

    We did BLS - some of the very early foods we did included:

    - banana
    - avocado
    - sweet potato
    - soft fruits (like pear or watermelon)

    Then we moved on to veggies that I'd steamed until they were soft enough for me to eat using just my tongue and the roof of my mouth (no teeth).

    - green beans
    - broccoli trees
    - asparagus

    When DS had a good pincer grip he started eating things like:

    - blueberries
    - beans
    - peas
    Lynn
    DS1: bf 7/2006 -> 4/2009; multiple food allergies
    DS2: bf 9/2009 -> ???
    ; multiple food allergies
    Breastmilk Donor - http://hmbana.org/index/donatemilk
    Click HERE to learn about baby led solids (BLS) / baby led weaning (BLW)

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    Default Re: BLS, where to start?

    Thanks a lot for your great advice!!

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*lsksam View Post
    We did BLS - some of the very early foods we did included:

    - banana
    - avocado
    - sweet potato
    - soft fruits (like pear or watermelon)

    Then we moved on to veggies that I'd steamed until they were soft enough for me to eat using just my tongue and the roof of my mouth (no teeth).

    - green beans
    - broccoli trees
    - asparagus

    When DS had a good pincer grip he started eating things like:

    - blueberries
    - beans
    - peas
    I think I'll do exactly this to start.

    One thing that keeps me from starting is the fear of choking. I read the articles and it seems like when the baby is ready to grab, she'll be ready to put things in her mouth and then learn to chew and swallow. But what if a big chunk of, lets say banana, gets into her mouth? Do I have to take it out?

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    Default Re: BLS, where to start?

    I really really really recommend that you take an infant CPR class!

    These are usually offered at places like community colleges, YMCA or other community centers.

    It gave me ALOT more confidence when DS was starting solids.

    It's also useful to be able to distinguish between choking & gagging.

    CHOKING = obstructed airway (LO can't breathe) and you need to act ASAP to remove the item

    GAGGING = LO learning how to handle food in their mouth, may be dramatic and LO could throw up (mine did!), best IME to be calm and reassure LO and let them try to figure it out before jumping in to remove the food
    Lynn
    DS1: bf 7/2006 -> 4/2009; multiple food allergies
    DS2: bf 9/2009 -> ???
    ; multiple food allergies
    Breastmilk Donor - http://hmbana.org/index/donatemilk
    Click HERE to learn about baby led solids (BLS) / baby led weaning (BLW)

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