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    Default BLW question - first timer worries.

    Hi everyone - just a quick question to alleviate my first time mum worries.

    My DS is 7.5 months old. After unsuccessful attempts with puree and spoon feeding, I've moved on to BLW. I've read Gill Rapley's book and for the last 4 weeks have been letting DS lead the way. DS is definitely enjoying all the hands on meals but most meal times nothing even goes near his mouth - he plays with it but doesn't attempt to put it near/in his mouth. Is this usual and just part of the process? He's still fully breastfed so I'm not overly worried ( maybe a little) about nutrients but it would be nice if he actually tried to taste something. I mean everything else goes into his mouth ( car keys, shoes, phone etc) except food.

    I think I've rambled on a bit but basically is this just the usual process of BLW and do I just have to take a chill pill? :-)

    Thanks in advance...

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    Yeah when doing blw there's lots of play and eventually it goes in the mouth. I find eating the same thing in front of my little one (before offering it to him)helped to have him try eating it out of blatant curiousity. When I bf and went on to offering food first before meals I did a bit of purée and some blw as it took a while before he would try eating much that wasn't puree.

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    Don't worry. I did BLW with my second. She barely ate anything until 8 months and didn't really get into it until 10mo. She loved her boobies too much. She did play with it.

    She is the most fantastic eater and has been since she started. People cannot believe that she will try anything.

    Hang in there, he'll get it.

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    It takes about a month for bubs to put food consistently in their mouth. You are best off eating with them ie on your lap and off your plate. Babies like to imitate.

    Relax and enjoy the experience

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    dd just played with her food for quite some time. i think it was 18 months before i knew she'd eat most of her tucker

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