Baby Led Weaning

Growing healthy babies with healthy appetites


Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we have a pincer grip. (Applause, applause…)

Don't know where it came from, but as of yesterday all Babybear does is stick her index finger into things (including her water glass, where any Stinkerbell-inspired progress is now going backwards) and catch things with her thumb. Oooh so very cute.

I've been looking for some time for an addition to our 'always in the buggy bag' staples of rice cakes and water, and now we have 'em. I had thought it best to avoid sultanas because of the choking hazard thing but now I can adopt the 'if she can pick it up, she can eat it' approach with a fearless heart. What I do is squash the sultanas as I give them to her so that as least I know that the skin is broken. It's heart-meltingly sweet to see her laboriously picking them up from her highchair tray, and heart-soaringly joyful to be able to hand her a sultana and head off a gurning episode in Sainsbury's. Hu-zzah.

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2 Responses to “Sultanas”

  1. Anonymous says:

    apparently new advice is that raisins are best only given at meal times beacause due to their high sugar content they can be bad for the teeth if eaten alot. However as with all things, a few a day won't hurt and better than a bloody mars bar.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, there was a great news story recently about a wee boy who had to have his milk teeth pulled and his horrified mother said 'but he's never had a sweet in his life!' Turns out he'd been living on dried apricots. All things in moderation… I always make sure she's at least had a chew on a rice biscuit and a good slug of water afterwards whihc hopefully cleans things up a wee bit.

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