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    @gingermillie I bought the antilop highchair from IKEA last week. he's had a few goes sitting in it and having him watch us eat meals while he sits in his chair is next on the plan. just need to coordinate meal times with us being home and him being awake!! we will get going this weekend when dh is around as i'd like to include him in it too

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    @gingermillie I bought the antilop highchair from IKEA last week. he's had a few goes sitting in it and having him watch us eat meals while he sits in his chair is next on the plan. just need to coordinate meal times with us being home and him being awake!! we will get going this weekend when dh is around as i'd like to include him in it too
    Even if you have a snack sit him down and eat with him. If it is hard coordinating meals due to naps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    @gingermillie I bought the antilop highchair from IKEA last week. he's had a few goes sitting in it and having him watch us eat meals while he sits in his chair is next on the plan. just need to coordinate meal times with us being home and him being awake!! we will get going this weekend when dh is around as i'd like to include him in it too
    Sounds like a great plan don't feel too pressured to start, 4 months is at the very earliest end of the spectrum for starting solids. I personally think 5-6 months is a good time. He'll give you a good sense of where he's at over the next month or 2!

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    God I didn't even think about bub meal times before work. far out. could I not just blast off to work on the days I'll be going back and he eats at daycare? I highly doubt we will have time in the mornings for fluffing about.

    how does everyone else do it!?!
    @JR03 adorable! I'm not someone who deals well with mess but I may need to just let it go!
    I wouldn't stress too much about it - start with one meal a day and go from there. They don't need 3 square meals a day from the get go.

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    OP - haven't read any replies yet so apologies if what I'm posting is duplicative.

    Whatever you do, don't anally subscribe to a particular theory. Go by bubs signs and feel free to mix and match approaches if that feels right. If a parent is blinded by a particular theory they could end up missing their bub telling them what they actually need.

    Whether it be you want to feed at 4 months, or bub must be 6 months to the day before starting solids. Be flexible.

    As for purées or finger foods/BLW... Why is it one or the other?

    One thing (food for thought) I will say is that bub will get to a certain point where a fair amount of solids is needed for both growth and sleeping long stretches. If solids is started particularly late with a bub (past 6 months) and then introduced slowly with a nibble here and a nibble there, it is possible that bub will get hungry and the length if sleep stretches at night will be impacted. Which in turn can greatly impact bubs temperament. And before you know it sleep habits may be formed that are hard to break.

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    @turquoisecoast if you struggle with mess, this is what hardcore BLW (no spoon feeding at all) looks like 90% of the time 😂 but I totally recommend it, another benefit is their mouth muscles start working hard from a young age, rather than just swallowing. Her speech is fantastic and I had an OT tell me it's most likely because of BLW.

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    I can confirm than non-BLW babies can be just as messy. I think kids are messy full stop!


 

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