For whatever reason, feeding Liam was and still is the hardest thing for me to feel comfortable with. The fear of choking I don't think will ever go away, but using BLW has helped me understand what I can feed him. I read a lot about this idea before Liam was born, and I thought it was a great way for him to explore eating on his own. Now that I am in the thick of it, I can admit it does sometimes make me nervous when he sticks an entire piece of banana into his mouth, but I'm slowly getting used to the gagging reflex.
I recently posted on my Instagram page asking for advice from all of you on what I can do to get Liam to eat things other than fruit, as it is his favourite. I received a lot of advice, and one person sent me to a website with recipes that I am now obsessed with, so I wanted to share!
Click here for the link -- this recipe was great, and I loved how she used a donut tray (I've linked one below).
Before sharing the pieces of advice which I will do at the end, I wanted to share this e-book with you. It's called "Inspiralized Littles". The E-book is only $5.99 and it goes over What Baby-Led Weaning is, how to start, when you should introduce allergens, how to build a meal, and examples of the author's breakfast, lunch & dinner recipes. I always struggled figuring out what to feed him for each meal of the day, so this e-book has really helped me plan ahead.
Click here for the link to the e-book. The author also has her own instagram page @inspiralizedkids where she shows pictures of different meals she is making her child.
Now for the other advice I was given through my Instagram Followers:
- Eat the food in front of your child, to encourage them that its good!
- A few accounts to follow: @kids.eat.in.color , @weanin15_ & @inspiralizedkids , @feedinglittles , @newwaysnutrition
- Using black bean and fruits blended together
- Continue offering it and try cutting out the sweets
- Cover everything in yogurt!
- Using fun veggie cutters
I have also found it helpful to have a few different tools during this feeding journey that I am going to share with you below. I've attached the links to each item.