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to feel like I have failed because I want to give up on baby led weaning?

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honeytea Fri 26-Jul-13 10:33:13

Ds is 7 months old and he is doing reaply well with his eating. We waited till 6 months before we offered him food and we have been following blw. He has been eating the same food as us and actually managing to chew strips of chicken and trying lots of vegetables, he hardly ever gaggs and he seems to really enjoy food.

The only problem we have is the mess, I am not the greatest cleaner I have been spending 15-20 minutes aftereeach meal cleaning the highchair, floor, walls, baby, me. Ds can crawl and has just started pulling himself up and cruising around the furniture so I can't just leave him sat on the floor with a toy whilst I clean up anymore.

We are staying at my mums and last night we got back from a day out really late. I bought a pouch of baby food and gave it to ds on a spoon, he ate it with no problem andthe clean up took about 20 seconds.

I feel like I am letting ds down if we give up on blw as he is doing so well, but I don't want to waste quality time with him cleaning up avoidable mess. I like the idea of ds having control of what and how much he eats, I really want to help him develop a healthy relationship with food as its something I have struggled with.

Oakenshield - mine and Gill's.
you cross-posted, that's all.

anyway, the only actual reference on this discussion i've seen was this one, which doesn't link to peer reviewed research, but to an article in the daily fail...
hmm

the study was done with 2000 people - 53out of 2000 developed diabetes.
in the uk, there are 300,000 with the disease.
the study group had 0.025% diabetes. the general populace is 0.5ish%

me again grin

that site i quoted earlier doesn't seem to be the offocial site.

this is
and also
is hers

curlycatkin Tue 30-Jul-13 17:20:51

BLW is just the latest 'thing'. Do not get stressed about it, you said your son was happy - what's not to like?
Honestly, I find all this BLW a bit hmm and I'm glad I missed out on it. My DC's are absolutely fine with food.

LeBFG Tue 30-Jul-13 17:30:21

We cross posted MrsOak - my comment was to Unique.

Each to their own. But I do chuckle to myself when BLWers insist how easy it is......as they are eliminating salt from all food eaten by the family (and ignoring it when eating out and showing off in restaurants), making porridge bars in the microwave and showering the high chair.

bigkidsdidit Tue 30-Jul-13 17:40:57

I find interesting that on MN if there are any studies showing co sleeping might be dangerous hundreds of mumsnetters pick the data apart and read the papers in minute detail and become scientists for te day.

Any data showing negative aspects to weaning after six months is entirely ignored confused

glastocat Tue 30-Jul-13 17:46:14

This wasnt even invented in my day ( son is eleven). It's just the latest thing, do what works best for you, within safety guidelines. What is it anyway, giving your kid bits of toast or something? grin

Sparklingbrook Tue 30-Jul-13 17:51:58

It's just chucking all the food on the high chair tray and letting them get on with it glasto. I did that in 1999 and again in 2002. It has since been given a name it seems.

MiaowTheCat Tue 30-Jul-13 18:29:37

I am sooooo writing the Baby-Led Shitting Handbook.

Chunderella Tue 30-Jul-13 18:31:35

I puree DDs poo.

Dackyduddles Tue 30-Jul-13 18:32:34

Op just feed your baby; sometimes spoon/purée and sometimes food ie off your plate etc. just mix the two around as appropriate.

What adult do you know that only eats puréed food?

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