I've decided (or should i say, we - haha) to do BLW with our first child. Hes just over 5 months and we were going down the usual route of pureeing etc, but gave up as he wasnt very interested and i didnt think he was ready, was more interested in grabbing the spoon himself! Hes very good with his hands & can sit on his own too! I've tried a few things with him, banana being a firm favourite (we tried him with this before we even tried porridge, which is probably why it always goes down well!) I've also tried carrots, pear yesterday (got bored V quickly with that one) and sunday i went & bought farleys rusks(banana flavour) and i can see these becoming a favourite aswell.Oh,and toast! He loved chewing on that. I got a bit stuck after that, i suppose theres a limited supply of finger foods really (dont really wanna go down the 'family meal' route yet, my brain isnt ready for the mess that will ensue :\)
Obviously as hes not even 6months yet i'm not too fussed on how/when to do things, just trying out odd things here and there. Its quite hard to get him in a good mood when hes not tired/due a bottle etc! Also the 3 of us still live with my mother and stepdad, which is a trial in itself :| Cant wait to have my *own* kitchen so that i can make & prepare things for him properly! oh and have the bloody room to put things!
Hayley (& Ronnie!)