Baby Led Weaning – Sweet Potato

In my last post, I discussed how we are starting to wean our daughter Ava.

We have decided that baby led weaning (blw) is the way to go for two reasons:

  1. Ava refuses to let a spoon in her mouth
  2. I am a very fussy eater, I’m hoping this approach to weaning will enable Ava to become a champion eater.

After the decision was made we jumped straight into the BLW approach. We chose sweet potato as her first food. To prepare for eating, I have been steaming the sweet potato.

On her first try, not much food made it into her mouth. She did have a little trouble lifting the food up and bringing to her mouth, her coordination was a little off.

 

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First time trying sweet potato – oh that face ūüôā
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First time trying sweet potato – nice squishy mess

 

The faces a baby makes while eating are hilarious, sometimes she makes a face before the food gets to her mouth.

On her second try, she was more willing and eager. She does love to squish the food rather than eat it.

 

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The second try of sweet potato – another face.
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The second try of sweet potato Рthis is yummy.

On this second try of sweet potato, we had our first experience of gagging, I will admit that I panicked but I feel Ava handled it extremely well.

 

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Gagging on sweet potato.

As a result of this gagging episode, I have registered myself onto an infant CPR course at the end of September.

Ava has now tried sweet potato 3 times, I’m not quite sure she likes it, however, I will be persisting with it, as I’ve read it takes a number of tries for a baby to like something.

Up next, we will try broccoli.

 

 

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