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Kellan hates pureed anything.
Loathes (channeling my inner Jim Carrey from The Grinch).
Everything I have tried to give him is met with a sour puss face and ends up all over everything – except his mouth.
Bananas. Avocados. Squash – yellow and acorn. Baby cereal. Sweet potatoes.
No, no, no, no, NO.
The more I read about and hear about it and see other babies DOING baby led weaning, I think maybe we need to give it a whirl.
Kellan wants everything on our plates…reaches and grabs for it…but never wants anything I feed him that is all mashed up.
I can’t really say I blame him.
But I’m also FREAKING OUT about giving him chunks of things he could potentially choke on.
PSA: the whole purpose behind baby led weaning (BLW) is so the baby learns to chew before they learn to swallow instead of vice versa, as what is what happens with pureed food – swallow before chew (makes sense, right?), and they have to be advanced enough in their development to be able to pick up the food in the first place…but, still.
Scary new thing.
I’ve already stashed random pureed foods in the freezer for Kellan because every time we try something and he turns his nose up at it, into the freezer it goes (probably never to be eaten). I even have a Baby Bullet baby food puree-er that will end up never used again if we go the “BLW” route.
Help me, BLW mamas. I’m at an impasse.