Our experience weaning Rory has been super easy. It took a long time for my head to get back into ‘weaning baby mode’. Rory didn’t try any food until he was almost 7 months old. We then took a big break over Christmas whilst we were staying away from home – I just couldn’t be bothered to think about it. By the time we started up again in late December, Rory was attacking the food in front of him with real enthusiasm. It turns out that ‘weaning baby’ mode is no different to ‘usual baby mode’, especially if it involves little thinking or extra preparation as the baby is eating the same foods as you (Arlo had been on a restricted diet as a baby due to food intolerances).
Rory is fine with dairy. He does have small amount of eczema, and it did get noticeably worse at the same time we introduced foods, but after a bit of trial and error this seemed to be more to do with skin irritation from the food (tomato-based, in particular) rather than because he is ingesting dairy.
One baby. 120 days of Baby Led Weaning (…or thereabouts).
This video has been four months in the making. I have been regularly filming Rory’s meal times, right from his very first tastes, to now. The result being a collection of clips in one video, to show the sort of meals a baby-led-weaned baby might eat, and how their eating naturally progresses as they hone their skills. (The highchair is a Cosatto 3Sixti, read what we think about it here).
Of course, every baby is different (I can see that just from Arlo and Rory’s different eating habits), and Rory’s video is an example of just one baby – but considering I had no clue about what a baby could eat before I started weaning Arlo, I thought it could be useful viewing for parents about to embark on the weaning journey.
And for me, it’s a sweet documentation of Rory’s growth over the past four months.
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