If you've read my previous post on weaning you'll know that I was worried that we were getting left behind with the whole weaning thing. Everyone around me seemed to be giving their babies purees, and some weren't even 4 months old yet. To me (and this is definitely just my opinion, don't shoot me haha) I did feel it was pretty much a following everyone else thing, and that they weren't actually listening to their babies. When Indiana reached 4 months she couldn't care less about food, and wasn't even too bothered by milk at this point either! 5 months came and still there wasn't much interest, as she was showing none of the signs of needing it.
We decided quite early on that we wanted to follow baby led weaning and not the traditional way. I've read so much about it and just think it's better for us and Indiana. It means that we can just give her what we're eating (to a certain extent haha), and there's no need to worry about mashing up her food. I was having my food mashed up until I was pretty old and I'm now a fussy eater, and I really don't want that for Indie!
Now she's finally starting to show some signs that she's becoming ready for more than milk! She's going less time between her bottles; she used to go four, or even more, but now she's sometimes hungry after just three! She's getting much better at sitting by herself and can sit comfortably in her highchair now without looking slumped. She's even started trying to take what we're eating. On Sunday she was sat next to Jack eating his breakfast and she was trying SO hard to get what he was eating, and cried her eyes out when he took it away haha! She's also like a little stalker when you eat now and will follow you with your food and open and close her mouth like a little bird, bless her.
What's your opinions on BLW?