I started giving DD purées when she was 5.5 months , she is now 6.5 months and I have been trying to change to more of a BLW approach. So this morning for breakfast I cut up some banana , some small strawberries and some toast strips and put them on her high chair tray. But while she seems to have fun playing with the food the vast majority of it just goes on the floor / down her / smushed all over her! I don't mind the mess but I'm worried that she won't be getting proper nutrition as she's not taking enough food in ? Do they get better at feeding themselves quite quickly or am I better off spoon feeding and trying BLW again in another month? I'm getting so worried I'm just doing it all wrong would really appreciate any advice
I did BLW but just continued regular milk feeds so I was sure she was getting enough nutrition. They also don't actually need to eat that much if you look at the portion guides so she may be getting more in than you think! My DD did get better very fast but having said that she was incredibly independent at the time and wouldn't take a spoon even when I tried. There's no reason not to do a bit of both.