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How, when and why to introduce foods other than breastmilk
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Post by Esther » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:47 pm

...but DD2 is my first real BLS baby.

So, I saw a youtube video the other night where the mum offered food with skin on - so a slice of avocado with skin on, wedge of rockmelon, skin on etc. Her idea was that it was easier for the baby to hold that way. I like the idea, although you'd need to wash it first. If I wash an entire piece of fruit up here it's going to go off rather fast, even in the fridge, I suspect.

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Post by whitto04 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:06 pm

DD#4 is my first BLS baby. We take skin off the fruit- it just seems easier to me. I prefer skin removed, so do it for her.
And I have found a drawback for BLS- a baby with a fecking awesome pinch grip... :shock:
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Post by Mummy woo! » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:34 pm

I think you can make a real difference in how you cut the food. So a straight stick of food like a chip won't slide out of a tight grasp whereas a wedge-shaped piece of food will.

Also, I used to cut up large pieces of firm food and make a hole in them with an apple corer. Or spread something like avocado onto a delivery system (toast).

Or just avoid the difficult to eat until the hand control is better. Just because you are having avocado doesn't mean bubs needs to - make frozen corn on the cob your friend :-D

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Post by fellare » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:02 pm

after S choked on a bit of apple skin, all fruit has the skin come off. Makes no difference to how he grabs it.

and yes, pincher grip! it's amazing what he can find and eat :oops:
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Post by mooki » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:09 pm

whitto04 wrote: And I have found a drawback for BLS- a baby with a fecking awesome pinch grip... :shock:
omg yes :shock:

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Post by DellaWellaWoman » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:15 pm

Slippery stuff I tended to give either on something (avocado on toast), other less slippery stuff cut in big chip shapes (not skinny french fries, good old pub-sized chips :wink: )

Just watch the avocado and banana - I found the stains almost impossible to get out of clothese :?
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Post by jessles » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:50 pm

skin on here.

useless not to when DS grabbed a whole apple out of the shopping and bit into it (was older than 6 mths though)

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Post by Nedsmum » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:56 pm

You can also 'split' the banana into fingers instead of cutting it into rounds...but they will still mush it...

From around 8-9 months our kids at work (the ones with lots of 'practice) can easily take their food off a small fork if someone loads it up, and are starting to feed themselves the mushy stuff with a spoon...
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