Baby Led Weaning – the first two weeks

January 31, 2010

Well, we cheated a little and started a couple of weeks early (Piran was 26 weeks yesterday) but this is how we have been doing so far! I have found it quite frustrating at times, and wonderful, and scary and completely overwhelming! A big mix up then. Yesterday was a big moment as I finally saw ‘evidence’ in his nappy that he had actually swallowed some food! Some things have been more successful than others, and something he is fascinated with one day is completely ignored another but we are having fun. Every day he shows some sign of progress, and now manages to ‘bite’ pieces off, although most fall back out of his mouth and we have survived a few gagging incidents.

So far he has tried: Mango, nectarine, pear, tomato, cucumber, carrot, butternut squash, sweet potato, roast potato, chicken, broccoli, meatball, toast, cream cheese, puree (on toast or with veg dipped in) courgette, cheese.


  • Reply Josie January 31, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Well stop right there lady. There I am fresh from your previous post and then THIS pops up in my reader.

    Have you any idea how fantastically you are doing???! How fantastically Piran is doing??????!!!!!

    I am stunned!! This is absolutely amazing progress for your first couple of weeks! He has tried a fabulous range of foods, he is holding it and tasting it! And he is eating little bits??

    My lord Kelly this is every BLWing mummy's dream!!

    You and Piran should be VERY VERY proud of yourselves.

    Here any time you want to chat ok? I mean it xxxx

  • Reply NorthWestLondonGirlInTheCountry January 31, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    He obviously has a great appetite and loves food, you are doing all the right things. This stage is about enjoyment and exploration and naturally finding tastes he likes. You are doing a great job(speaks mother of 3 chaps) xx

  • Reply Sew Scrumptious January 31, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Hes doing brilliantly! Well done. Very cute pictures too. x

  • Reply Claire January 31, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    I know nothing about such things BUT Im liking the sound of Josie's comments AND I am loving those pictures sooooooooo WELL DONE KELLY AND PIRAN. I shall send Lola to yours when her time is here xxx

  • Reply Crystal Jigsaw January 31, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous pictures of a beautiful little boy who obviously enjoys his food!

    CJ xx

  • Reply miss leslieanne January 31, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Brilliant pictures 🙂
    So pleased to hear it's going well – and it only gets better, easier, and more fun, I promise!

    Dylan eats anything & everything now, hardly ever gags & it's SO much easier (and less messy) when you're out & about 🙂

    Yay! xxx

  • Reply cafebebe January 31, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Extremely Well done you! I so wish I would have done BLW with Little Miss…she's a good eater but no where near as adventurous as your little man. Awesome…keep doing what you're doing! 😉

  • Reply Coding Mamma (Tasha) January 31, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Go Piran! What a star. Sounds like it's going brilliantly. Can't wait till we get to that stage again – it's such fun!

  • Reply solveig January 31, 2010 at 10:38 pm


    Just wanted to say that it all sounds great and those photos are lovely. I BLWed both my children and it was a different experience with both, but really worth it.

    Good luck with it all!

  • Reply Emily O January 31, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Very cute pictures, he's doing really well! Good for you, I didn't do BLW with my first two (although second one was left to get on by himself a lot more than the first). Will probably give it a go with number three. Exciting times!

  • Reply Muddling Along Mummy January 31, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    BLW rocks ! He's doing so well – Toddlergirl ate only a fraction of that in her first weeks

  • Reply PhotoPuddle January 31, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Really cute photos! Looks like he's doing so well! Well done to you and him!

  • Reply sunnymama February 1, 2010 at 2:01 am

    This post brings back fun memories! So glad I did BLW with sunnyboy. 🙂

  • Reply TheMadHouse February 1, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Wow, he looks so happy and yummy. I could eat him.

  • Reply Mum with carrot in her hair February 1, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Wow! In 2 weeks that is absolutely fantastic and it will get better and better. You will have down days where you'll worry he's not eating very much but his milk is important. You are doing everything perfectly and should be very proud of yourself!

  • Reply theadventuresoflactatinggirl February 2, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    He's so cute!

    He'll eventually start eating more. It's a very gradual thing. Try not to worry about how much he's getting. It helps to remember that any solids are just extra to the milk he's eating until at least 1 year.

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