I spoon fed a baby!

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I spoon fed a baby!

Postby ToothFairy » 14 Oct 2012, 22:03

I went to Liverpool for my 20 year uni reunion yesterday. I visited my brother and his girls on the way. When I arrived the girls were having lunch (full on AK style, complete with "you have to finish your main course before you get pudding, them's the rules in this house" from my brother :scream ) E decided that Aunty TF was far more interesting than strawberry and apple purée, so little bro handed me the spoon and bowl! Very strange :mona
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Re: I spoon fed a baby!

Postby Fozza » 14 Oct 2012, 22:24

Oh my! Maybe twins put you in that super efficient zone.
Anyhoo how was the evening?
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Re: I spoon fed a baby!

Postby camper » 15 Oct 2012, 04:24

I can't believe you're admitting that here: we may have to review your membership of the forum :wink:
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Re: I spoon fed a baby!

Postby Sandytoes » 15 Oct 2012, 14:23

How did it feel?
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Re: I spoon fed a baby!

Postby ToothFairy » 15 Oct 2012, 15:10

Really weird!!
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Re: I spoon fed a baby!

Postby FestiveTidings » 15 Oct 2012, 15:12

I've had to spoon feed my godson on occasion and it does feel really weird. I keep wondering if I'm doing it right!
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Re: I spoon fed a baby!

Postby Scozzie » 15 Oct 2012, 15:18

Heh heh. I bet it felt weird!

Just after we started BLW, we visited a friend who asked me to help "feed" her youngest.

She showed me what to do: recline in bouncy chair (he was 4.5 months old, not sitting or holding head up etc), distract with toys while sneaking spoon after spoon of weird runny stuff from a jar into his mouth. Wipe everything as his tongue thrust reflex meant most came back out. Repeat.

I felt like I was assaulting the poor kid. And thanked my stars that I'd discovered.BLW!
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Re: I spoon fed a baby!

Postby supermansmum » 15 Oct 2012, 16:28

Yeah I did it once too.....funny how odd it feels.....was with my cousin and our little ones were about 7 months and both kicked off hungry at the same time....I gave ds2 banana and avocado sticks which he got stuck into and was happy and I had to spoon feed her daughter a yogurt style dessert whilst she heated up her purée, which was then over heated and so she had to cool it down and then my cousin was panicky cos he daughter was having her meal the wrong way round...I offered to give her daughter some food but it was a big no-no.I felt very happy with our blw ways that day and still can't believe my cousin is so against it!!
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Re: I spoon fed a baby!

Postby Morlyte » 15 Oct 2012, 17:48

We're you very tempted to just hand the spoon over? /snicker
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Re: I spoon fed a baby!

Postby AB&M » 15 Oct 2012, 18:44

But you spoon fed M didn't you? I spoon feed kitten all the time :oops: soya custard & soya yoghurt are far too runny!
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Re: I spoon fed a baby!

Postby ToothFairy » 15 Oct 2012, 19:14

Mummy to M - September 1998, D - October 2007, and E - May 2010. All BF, cloth nappies, and carried in the same sling, not sure BLW existed in the 90s though!
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Re: I spoon fed a baby!

Postby Aggie » 15 Oct 2012, 19:27

I have a confession. I have spoon fed B, even as recently as a month ago :oops: :oops: . When he's tired and whiney and hungry he has a very short fuse so will have a meltdown at the slightest thing (don't they all?), eg. he can't get the food on his fork the first time but if I offer to help him (ie. spoon feed him) he's so much happier. Once the edge of his hunger has gone he will then happily do it himself but me doing those first few mouthfuls is worth it :oops: .
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Re: I spoon fed a baby!

Postby Pics » 15 Oct 2012, 21:47

When mine have been really tired and hideously hungry they have been spoonfed - but it is definitley led by them! ANd tbh i quite liked it - it is very easy, they were happy and and i could see how terribly tired they were. BUt it would be a real pita all the time - and i would HATE having to convince/trick them into it!
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Re: I spoon fed a baby!

Postby jvnt » 16 Oct 2012, 01:52

Was joking with DH about how our children are not the poster children for blw. The Boy seems to end a lot of days tired and at the end of his tether and I end up spoonfeeding him. And Baby Dragon may be the laziest eater on the planet, her favourite foods are peas and baked beans and small pasta shapes - anything that she doesn't have to bite off herself. Anything we offer her that is larger than pea sized gets thrown over the edge without any attempt at biting. Even worse, she lunges for anything on a spoon like a baby bird, she's disgusted if you put it down in front of her and yells till someone picks it up and holds it for her.

Hey ho, it's baby led I suppose.
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Re: I spoon fed a baby!

Postby TravellingMum » 16 Oct 2012, 03:26

My confession on spoon feeding is that yoghurt (especially with Little panda) was sometimes spoonfed... actually the real confession is that when I was going to my first ever bLW meet up (JVNT and I in HK) I spoon fed little panda yoghurt before hand then realised the irony of it!! i didn't want her messing her clothes before we met!!! :oops:
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