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    Default Spinoff BLW vs Purée

    DD1 was spoon fed puree, mush till 12mths then half mashed foods half finger foods till 2.

    DD2 would not have a bar of any puree or mash so had finger food from 6mths, so i guess she was BLW but it was all her own choice

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    Default Spinoff BLW vs Purée

    I started BLW with my first when he was 9 months old before this I pureed my butt off and spoon fed.
    Then I heard about BLW. I started right away.
    I don't think it's better, I dont think it's lazier. I found it worked well and made sense. I still made Packs of chopped up food, banana, avocado and as he got closer to 1 the harder foods and sandwiches etc
    I know for a fact that the mess is ridiculous! You can spend half hour cleaning up and you still have to sit and watch them the hole time and vigilantly when they are a younger baby.
    I don't see where the lazy tag comes in. It's a painful process to clean up after especially when u allow them to feed themselves yoghurt! Arghhhhh
    But when it comes to puree or BLW either which way. I'm more of a sideways glancer when it comes to consistent tinned/jarred food.

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    Default Spinoff BLW vs Purée

    Babycart yes it is because they are hungry hence why we BLW so they eat as much as they can/want, but most the time before 1yo they want their mummies milk the most, but if their purée fed they don't really get a choice for mums milk. I don't want my baby to be stuffed full of purée pear instead of breastmilk!!! Hope that makes sense. Oh and FYI it's totally normal for babies to wake Through the night for feeds!!!

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    Default Re: Spinoff BLW vs Purée

    Ds has home make purees for breakky and dinner sometimes so rose cereal or weetbix mixed in.

    Sometimes i just give him finger foods if im eating a banana or toast for example he gets a chunk.

    I also feed the rafferty style pallet foods when we are out and about. Im sure i get judged for that but how do people know i cook every other meal?

    I hate the judging that comes with every move a mum makes. I hate that when im out i can feel the judging. One thing o do notice which may be judging myself haha hypocrite.. But Yeh people in my circle who do blw and bf for 3yrs etc do most of the judging. Because they believe what they have done is what everyone should do.. I find people who are more relaxed about doing whatever they can for bub blw or not are more open. Not so strict on its blw and thats the only way is correct.

    Im babbling hope that makes sense

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    Default Re: Spinoff BLW vs Purée

    I did a bit of both. Started with blw and then started feeding her some stuff with a spoon.

    As long as a baby is being fed who cares. Whatever works for each mum i say!

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    Default Re: Spinoff BLW vs Purée

    I was also worried DD wasnt getting enough when blw

    And i fed her homemade puree i verh rarely gave her jar stuff - not a big fan

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    Default Spinoff BLW vs Purée

    Firstly you need to feel comfortable with how you want to feed your child, BLW works for all babies , the parents just have to be confident in it and before even starting I would advise reading the book by Gil Rapley and learning all about it

    For me, it just made so much sense , it's a more natural way, I think babies are so much smarter than we give them credit for and know exactly what and how much they need to eat

    Food before 1 is for learning, milk is still the main source of nutrition, my son could gum and chew 4 heads of broccoli and a thick strip of poached chicken by 8 months , by 10 months he ate everything we did , including meats, seafood, salads etc

    In my experience (with kids I know and who i have seen on here) BLW kids are less fussy as they have always had the whole food and can recognize what they like and want, puréed food is a mush , sometimes a mix of numerous foods that looks alike, plus I think BLW is far better for their coordination, my son could pick up peas at 9 months and spoon feed himself easily at 18 months

    I've met women still spoon feeding and cutting up their child's food at 12 months, they sat in amazement watching my son eat whole foods

    the human body is amazing, the gag reflex is there for protection, we need to teach our babies to bite, then chew , then swallow - spoon feeding is like us eating soup - its just swallowed so they are not learning or getting to experience the wonderful colours , textures and flavours of whole fresh foods
    Sorry for the essay! I am very passionate about it!

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    Default Spinoff BLW vs Purée

    DD had purées but I'd like to try BLW with this coming babe. We'll see.

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    I did purees for my first and BLW for my second. They are both a pain in the bum to feed. Both my kids have really preferred milk (boob or bottle) over food for waaaaay longer than other kids seem to Very annoying. I don't think either way is better, now that I have done both. I only did BLW because my first was so fussy and I wondered if it would work out better the second time if I did things differently. I don't think I have found any improvements. I offer both my kids a good variety of healthy food, rarely junk food.. and both of them just arent big eaters. Interestingly, I saw a segment the other day on some morning show and the dietician was recommending against families feeding their kids "whatever the rest of the family is having." She said that little tummies need to adjust to new foods bit by bit. So I'm not sure if the way some people do BLW is always the greatest, if they are giving their baby a lot of different foods right from the beginning. I was always told to start with one type of food and stick to that for a few days.
    The good thing about BLW I have found is that it is much easier at meal times and they learn to feed themselves quickly.

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    Meh I don't really care how anyone else feeds their kids (as long as it's not a constant ****** of rubbish of course!). We do BLW because I believe in the basics behind it, I don't feel I'd be doing the right thing by spoon feeding my kids as I don't see it as 'just a way to get food in'.

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