Baby led Weaning, let the adventure begin.

Call me weird but I love weaning. I know it’s super messy and requires a bit of time and energy but it’s so much fun! I love watching babies eat things for the first time, watching them learn and get better at feeding themselves, seeing their joy in it all and laughing a the mess they get themselves into. For me it’s a time of hilarity and inventiveness.

My baby boy has recently turned 6 months and started on solids. Being 6 months he can pretty much eat anything so I’ve started him straight on our family meals. His first few forays were steamed vegetables and fruit but after a few days he moved onto trying whatever we were eating. I’ve always cooked with no salt since we had our first baby so most meals are already suitable.

Dietitian Uk: Baby Led Weaning

Some examples of our meals at 6 months:

Breakfasts:
These are usually the same as it’s a rush in the mornings in our house. Readybrek with some fruit mashed in (banana, blueberries or stewed apple from my freezer stash).  Baby J feeds himself if I load up the spoon and give it to him.
 
Lunches:
Rice cakes with hummus and steamed carrots
Toast fingers with scrambled egg and cucumber
Pancakes with cream cheese and tomato
Ham sandwich with steamed pepper strips
 
Dinners:
Sweet potato wedges steamed with roasted peppers and courgettes (we had a sweet potato chilli).
Leek and mushroom risotto – he loves this.
Pasta in a tomato sauce with vegetables (I keep some vegetables in larger chunks for him).
Roast chicken with vegetables and roast potatoes
Homemade vegetable patties

 

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