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    Default BLW - Mastered finger food, what next?

    My daughter is 10 months old and has really taken to BLW and is delighted at getting the opportunity 4-5 times per day to shove her face full of food. We've recently started giving her food on a baby fork, like stabbing some chicken and rice with it then handing it to her and we've done the same with oats or mashed potato on a spoon for a while. She's now beginning to prefer bite sized pieces of food rather than big finger shapes, especially with meat. Just wondering what comes next, like how and when should I introduce hard raw veggies like carrot and celery? She has 8 teeth but I'm just not sure how she would handle those veggies as they're quite hard. Would it be beneficial to start steaming her veggies with dinner less so she gradually gets used to harder food?

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    I didn't give raw carrot until DS had enough teeth to bite it property I think just after 1, otherwise I used to just grate it or cut in into fine circles and steam , If she is really good at biting and chewing then yes steam your veggies like you would steam your own

    Whole apples are great at this age as she can nibble off perfect size pieces for her mouth with her teeth and it keeps them occupied for ages ! ( same with corn on the cob ) keep skin on and try buy organic if you can

    I used to make butter chicken and give it to him at this age , I used to cut up the chicken into small bits and mix with rice and the sauce it was quite easy to pick up with a spoon, it's extremely messy so be prepared!

    By about 1 he was a pro with a spoon and even started soups ( still chunky though)

    Also mountain bread wraps with any filling are great toasted but add cheese so the cheese melts and holds everything together

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    Awesome, thanks so much!!!


 

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