Our weaning journey is continuing.
I know that Baby Led weaning is pushed but Baby M just isn't keen on it. Maybe it's because he's a boy - people keep telling me boys are lazy.
As you know we started weaning when Baby M was just over 5 months.
I tried making my own purees but he just wasn't keen on them. I had someone tell me it takes 10x or more for a baby to like something - REALLY?? Here's me trying everything once - NOT! I tried for about 3 weeks with no luck so I turned to jars and pouches.
He loves them!
He's tried such a wider variety of tastes too than I would have been able to give him or even thought of.
When Baby M turned 7 months we started to introduce more lumpier jars/pouches. We've had some funny reactions to the lumps but I think we are getting there. He needs to understand that food isn't runny.
I give him a spoon as well as the one I'm using so he can feed himself if he likes. He does sometimes hold onto the spoon I use and we feed him together (if I let go he lets go). I praise him when he does hold onto the spoon and smile lots. I also let him put his hands into the bowl and feel the food. He has yet to put his fingers in his mouth to eat what's on his fingers.
I have also been giving him breadsticks and Heinz Biscotti - he loves to eat them when I hold them but won't feed himself. I have some fruit pieces to try this week with him
He used to point blank refuse water but now he will take some from his cup but again when I hold it. When I encourage him to do it himself he just throws it around banging it off the floor/seat.
He is slowly cutting out bottles himself. At breakfast he has porridge and sometimes he will refuse a bottle after. At lunch as well he will only have a 100-150ml bottle at times.
How have other mums found weaning? Any tips to get Baby M to feed himself?