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Old 07-07-2008, 08:08 AM   #1
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How do I start? BLW, CLW, Rapley method?

So I would like to try BLW, just started to look into this. So what food do I start with, do I wait a few days before introducing a new food? Help please! I'm a bit confused as to how to get started. Thanks!

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Re: How do I start? BLW, CLW, Rapley method?

i love baby led weaning or child led intro to solids (they are the same thing as far as i can tell). just start when your baby shows signs of readiness and is at least 6 mo old. give big pieces of fruit to gnaw on as first foods. avoid all spoon feeding. my daughter loved mango pits with some fruit flesh still on as well as big fat cucumbers, papaya wedges, and avocado. anything soft and mushy that she could gum for a long time.
when she had her pincer grasp down we just let her mooch single ingredient items off our plates.
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I don't know a lot about this, but we're starting solids somewhat this way (and I'm trying to learn more). We've only tried a few solids so far, but Z loves just sucking/gumming a chunk of banana. He's not interested at all in the more mushed up foods.
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Re: How do I start? BLW, CLW, Rapley method?

Well I know he is ready I have started baby food and he loves that but I don't like spoon feeding him, and I think he would rather do it himself anyway. And yesterday he grabbed my plate to try to get at the food.

So what do you do with things like oatmeal, applesauce, spoonable things?
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So what do you do with things like oatmeal, applesauce, spoonable things?



Also... a paranoid first-time mama here will the baby choke with big chunks?
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