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    Default Blw....when other people don't agree

    Hi I am going to hopefully start blw my son around 6 months (or when he's ready) a few family members and in-laws think it's silly and I should be giving him purees. Even now at 5 months. He clearly isn't ready for foods yet. I blw my eldest son ( now 5) with no problems. MIL keeps going on about how she used to mash bananas and other things for dp when he was a baby. How do I get people to stop thinking it's a silly/crazy idea? Especially when I've tried explaining that they don't need teeth a thousand times.

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    I had this problem with a good friend and my family to a degree. Basically I just said 'my baby, my rules'! I'm
    Sure in your day what you did worked for you but this works for me, end of discussion. Believe it or not they all left me alone except my friend she still every now and then put her two bobs in but I ignored her.

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    I did blw with my youngest DD as she hated purees, but my MIL insisted that a baby's first food HAD to be pureed! I told her that she could try feeding DD pureed food....and what do you know....DD wouldn't eat it. After that, MIL backed off :-)

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    How annoying!

    Just tell them it worked fantastically with your first child so you'll be doing it again.

    Say something like "BLW is really common these days because it works well. You should google it if you're interested. I'm the mum and it's how I choose to feed, so enough about the purees already!".

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    Smile and nod whilst your handing over a banana or pork chop

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    Quote Originally Posted by BbBbBh View Post
    Smile and nod whilst your handing over a banana or pork chop
    This! It doesn't matter what you choose to do as parents, there will always be naysayers. I've just learnt to smile and nod and say things like "Oh well, we all do things differently, don't we?".

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    I think that in this situation unless it's the child's father who deserves equal say in parenting decisions then my child my decisions should be the end of the discussion!

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    My favourite thing to say to people when they question any of my parenting "I'm sorry did you push this child out of your vagina" they respond with no so I then say "well it would seem I'm the mother and I decide what goes" that one seems to always work.

    I don't understand how people don't understand the whole blw it's great, just ignore them and continue doing what you feel is best

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    Ignore them. My MIL tried to tell us the same, but soon shut her mouth when she saw how much DS1 enjoyed finger foods and feeding himself.

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    You don't need to convince them of anything. Just go with what you want.

    My mum was quite skeptical of BLW and kept suggesting farex and other 'traditional' foods. I just ignored her and said I was happy with what I was doing. When she saw how much DD loves her finger food, she soon changed her mind and now suggests things she might like.


 

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