I'm sure this has been done before but...

(100 Posts)
LoopsInHoops Sun 20-Jan-13 12:15:39

Fuck off with your BLW wankery. It's feeding your frigging baby. Normal food. Why does it need a crappy name? So new mums who do it feel special, and those who don't feel like outsiders?

It's not a THING.

Probably because so many people think that feeding tour baby is 'traditional' weaning that those who feed their baby proper food want to differentiate it?

I agree though, it's a daft name. Not least because if you truly are led by your baby when you wean you may end up giving them purée because they can't/won't eat solid food...

WorraLiberty Sun 20-Jan-13 12:17:55

Blimey, who knew it could make someone so angry? grin

YANBU though

It's always been called 'finger foods'

There I said it and you know what? I'd say it again....

<< Makes pigeon head movement and snaps fingers in a 'Z' >>

And don't get me started on 'babywearing'! It's a baby not a jumper!

pictish Sun 20-Jan-13 12:20:14

Yanbu.
To me it's simply 'weaning'.

sydlexic Sun 20-Jan-13 12:20:21

I did attachment parenting and BLW before they were even invented.

BumpingFuglies Sun 20-Jan-13 12:21:33

What is it anyway? <old>

CheCazzo Sun 20-Jan-13 12:23:06

YANBU - as I said on another thread (perhaps a little forcefully! grin ) - this kind of wordy nonsense just boils my piss. I can't think of any justification for it except to make the parent feel like a dog with two cocks about how frightfully bang-on they are. Actually - breaking news people - it makes you sound like your brain is made of baby rice!

HecateWhoopass Sun 20-Jan-13 12:25:06

isn't it just giving them stuff and letting them try to get it in their mouths, as opposed to spooning stuff in yourself?

Mine are teens now, so it's a long time ago, but I'm fairly sure it's always been done that way, hasn't it? bit of feeding them, bit of watching them shove a strip of toast up their nose grin

I mean, it doesn't bother me if people want to make a big thing about it. I think when you're actually weaning your child it IS a big thing to you. But I don't know how it's any different from what's always been done.

Am prepared to be told just how wrong I am and why, though grin

RuleBritannia Sun 20-Jan-13 12:25:24

Right. For those of us who have grown up children, what is BLW? Ah! Baby Led Weaning?

We were statying with my parents when my son was 5 months old and I fed him a jar of baby food. He wanted more so I gave him half a jar. He wanted more so I gave him the second half of the jar. He wanted more and he finished up with a large tin of Ambrosia creamed rice inside him as well, spooned out of the tin. Had I been starving him? Since then, he has always eaten like a horse.

JohnBender88 Sun 20-Jan-13 12:27:51

I HATE seeing all those "signatures" on another (fluffy as fuck) forum. "Mummy to cloth bummed, BF, BLW, co-sleeping, baby wearing *enter ridiculous hippy name*"

Excuse me whilst I put my Aptamil loving, self settling, pampers wearing baby down to applaud you....

Hecate you'd be surprised by how many people seem to think that only milk and purée can pass a baby's lips until they're at least one! hmm

WorraLiberty Sun 20-Jan-13 12:31:31

<< Snorts @ baby rice brain! >>

HollyBerryBush Sun 20-Jan-13 12:32:20

This is the first commn sense thread I think I've seen on MN

HecateWhoopass Sun 20-Jan-13 12:32:29

really?

That honestly surprises me.

BumpingFuglies Sun 20-Jan-13 12:35:31

Big Loada Wank?

BumpingFuglies Sun 20-Jan-13 12:36:05

Bollocky Lady Waffle?

wigglesrock Sun 20-Jan-13 12:37:39

My granny was doing it with her kids and she's 100 shock grin

noddyholder Sun 20-Jan-13 12:38:07

Yabu to be so aggressive about it though.

LoopsInHoops Sun 20-Jan-13 12:39:07

Do you think it's just so some people feel like speshul mummies and daddies?

Or do people actually read the book? Yes, there is, indeed, not only a book but a website too. Trademarked. Someone has trademarked bloody baby feeding. hmm

Ha!!!!

My dd ate anything that wasn't tied down, including the toilet brush wink

More like baby led gorging than weaning...

LoopsInHoops Sun 20-Jan-13 12:40:14

No no, aggressive would be if I were ramming it down your throat. For BLW, you have to ram it down your own (if you're a baby).

manormuppet Sun 20-Jan-13 12:40:50

Baby wearing, blw , attachment parenting, cosleeping
Aaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrgggggghhhhhhhhhhh

Ha I didnt know what blw was when I had my first but I'm pretty sure I did it. I called it weaning though. I have a pic of the results on my profile grin

noddyholder Sun 20-Jan-13 12:41:47

Fuck off,wankery,frigging,crappy sounds pretty aggressive to me. Its just a new name for a traditional thing

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