Wednesday, 30 January 2013
So the time has come to introduce lill guy to the amazing world of Solid Foods. I have been looking forward to it, researching everything about different methods, equipment and recipes. I was decided that Baby Led Weaning was the way to go and with that in mind we waited until Harry turned 6 months to then start giving him some finger food to play with. I had it all planned out only I could not foresee that on the exact day I had planned to start giving some bits of solid food he was actually going catch his first cold.
Of course I kept on trying but for most of December and January lill guy just wasn't up for new experiences at all. His ears are better now - even though we are still waiting for an appointment with a ENT - and he surely seems a lot more adventurous. The whole solids story is still a hit and miss affair and the hardcore BLW'ers out there will have to forgive me but I decided to take the Harry Led Weaning approach, it mainly means that I am trying different things and reading his little reactions to see what works better for us. Some days he will only take food from a spoon, other days no spoon will get anywhere near his mouth.
Today for example (he is now 7 and a half months old) after at least 4 days without much food at all, apart from some bread and yogurt with mashed up fruit, he actually had a bit of banana in the morning - a tiny bit but I was happy about it - 3 sticks of roast sweet potato for lunch, 1 biscuit in the afternoon - no sugar or salt - and even nicked some of my yogurt in the evening just before bedtime. So today mummy goes to bed happy, at least until the whole up and down story starts but that is another business all together.