It only seems like yesterday that he was smearing food over his face (oh wait, that was yesterday) and learning that there was a lot more exciting things than milk.
I decided when he was very small that 'Baby led Weaning' was the way forward. I had a few doubts at first, and endlessly stressed about what I should feed him or whether I 'should' be pureeing and spoon feeding. At the time I didn't have internet access which I found really hard, I'd previously spent a long time reading though the Baby led weaning site and couldn't use it when I needed it most.
In the end it seemed that Leo decided for me, he refused point blank to eat from a spoon when I gave it a try (admitedly probably a half-hearted try!) So, off we went BLW it was. I was kind of glad I was not in the UK, we'd only just arrived in Cyprus and there was no-one to judge the decision or make me doubt myself, although I did plenty of that myself.
Looking back though I'm glad I did it, I think - if I had another baby I'd probably introduce some stuff a little earlier - when I felt the baby was ready rather than sticking rigidly to the 'not before 6 months rule' and I'd try them with a spoon. I did worry a bit about him not getting enough food but I'd be much happier second time round and have more faith it would be all ok.
It was brilliant though watching him discover all the new types of food, well, maybe except weetabix!
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