Re: 9 month old Solids & BLS?
We do the whole BLS thing, it's lovely! We started on purees but he was bored of being fed. I don't think there's a right way to start it, we just did, broccoli and boiled potatoes. I still gave him some mush to start off but phased it out pretty quickly and he soon figured out how to get food into his mouth, did wonders for his fine motor skills. Now he pretty much just has a healthier version of what I do. Less fat, very little salt(but he does have some things with salt in, cheese for example is very salty), no sugar or honey. It's really nice sharing meals with my son and we have done since he was 6 months old! Saw someone feeding their one year old puree at his birthday dinner in a restaurant and felt really sad for them. Just go for it, enjoy the glorious mess that inevitably arises!
Oh, and it does cut the 'are they eating too much' worry. I know small would eat indefinitely if i just kept giving him spoonfuls whereas when he's in charge he eats hugely different amounts at different meals depending on if he's enjoying the food and genuinely hungry!
Last edited by @llli*jessamy; February 28th, 2010 at 02:15 PM.
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