B feeding herself homemade spinach puree. Good thing playing with their food is supposed to be good for their learning! I would often let her have her own spoon, and give her the puree on another. We would switch spoons so she could shovel the spoon with food into her mouth and I would reload. In addition to employing Baby-Led Weaning with Real Food, we chose to
B with her first food, scrambled egg yolks With B, we decided to do Baby-Led Weaning (BLW), which sounds much more complicated than it is. Baby-Led Weaning simply refers to the baby’s natural instinct to start eating foods on its own by self-feeding thereby gradually decreasing his or her reliance on breastmilk/ formula for sustenance. When I tell people we practice Baby -Led Weaning
We so fortunate to have really generous friends when it came to helping us prepare for B. Our best friends had had two kids prior to B’s arrival and gave us everything they were no longer using, which saved us a ton of cash. We were handed down an infant carseat (they don’t expire for 3 years,) a baby bouncer, a boppy, a swing, and all the newborn clothes.
Even before I got pregnant, I knew that I wanted to cloth diaper. I had heard all about it from Young House Love, Bower Power, and ModgBlog. I felt that it was a great way to save money, be environmentally friendly (where we need as much as help as we can get with two huge dogs and a Suburban!) Honestly, after a year of doing
1.) Gerber Onesies– You go through so many outfits everyday because they are spitting up. These are cheap and have nice covers for their hands so they don’t scratch themselves.2.) BumGenius All-in-Ones Newborn Diapers— you go through so many diapers per day (like 18 somedays) and their poop rinses off so easy with exclusive breast feeding, it is easy to do cloth diapers. And we
Ok, so as B is now over one year I feel like I have a good grasp on the things we used in the first year at each stage. Here is what worked for us. I breastfed B exclusively until 6 months when we started baby led weaning, and continue to breastfeed today. We decided to skip formula completely, and now we are in the