Great-grandma is introduced to baby led weaning!
LO has been progressing really well with his finger food. He's improving his hand eye co-ordination and he is able to target his mouth more often than not though he does get frustrated when he doesn't get what he wants.
Almost two weeks in we visited Aunt Connie's with great-grandma. I thought how convenient it was not to worry about what LO was having for dinner. I know Aunt Connie cooks healthily and doesn't add salt to her cooking. LO simply had what we were having for dinner - delicious stir fried chicken with beans and broccoli with steamed cod and ginger. LO was sitting at the table when we were serving food and great-grandmother asked what LO would be having for dinner. I replied the same as us. To my surprise great-grandmother was very critical. She asked whether we were going to mash it up for him and feed him, how would he get full from it - he would surely choke?! She commented on how messy it was and then asked whether we'd feed him with anything else afterwards. She was disapproving of babyled weaning. She wondered what on earth we were doing. We explained the concept but still heard tuts from under her breath. Luckily Aunt Connie was around to back me up. Funnily enough she commented on how 1 year old cousin was so clever as he was able to feed himself with a spoon. Ha - how delighted was I when I mentioned he was baby led weaned too!
Day 10: Lunch - avocado. Dinner - broccoli stems
Day 11: Lunch - banana. Dinner - carrots
Day 12: Lunch - broccoli. Dinner - Carrots
Day 13: Lunch - steamed potato chips. Dinner - Stir fried chicken, beans and broccoli. Steamed cod with ginger.
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