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To BLW my dd in restaurants without comments or disaproving looks?

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hughjarssss Mon 25-Aug-08 14:31:28

I have always done a mixture of spoon feeding and BLW.
When me and dp go out with dd (10 months)to a restaurant, we make sure we order something she can eat as well.

Then we just put it on her highchair tray and let her get on with it.

So if we go to the local carvery, we give dd lots of different vegtables, yesterday we went to a Tapas restaurant and she tried a little bit of what we had (as long as it was suitable). She had fun and tried new and different flavours.

But other people seem to have a problem with feeding her like this, and along with the nasty looks I get, people also make snide comments like 'shouldn't she have a bowl', 'can't she eat from a spoon?'.

This makes me feel like a bad parent, so am I being unreasnable in feeding her like this?

EelCod Mon 25-Aug-08 14:32:14

oh fgs they don really do they
why dont oyu jsut ignroe them

EelCod Mon 25-Aug-08 14:32:32

i htik you are over sensiive

TheArmadillo Mon 25-Aug-08 14:33:25

ignore them.

Whatever you do someone somewhere will disapprove.

Learn not to care.

hughjarssss Mon 25-Aug-08 14:34:16

Beacuse when they are coming up to us and asaking us these questions its quite hard o ignore them.

Even my dp has noticed some of the looks we get

Jackstini Mon 25-Aug-08 14:34:28

YANBU - ignore the ignorant people - sweet FA to do with them.

EelCod Mon 25-Aug-08 14:34:53

tell them to fark orf
i dont belive oyu tbht hta peopel come and query it

TheArmadillo Mon 25-Aug-08 14:35:07

tell em it's none of their business and turn your back.

It's their lack of manners, not yours.

EelCod Mon 25-Aug-08 14:35:10

anway is a bowl and blw not compatible?

fakrign nora

hughjarssss Mon 25-Aug-08 14:35:11

Shouldn't you have put a smile at the end of that comment Cod?

Jackstini Mon 25-Aug-08 14:35:31

Oops - crossed posts!
Just ask them how much they know about the benefits of BLW.... then wait for the tumbleweed and a hasty retreat

OneBoyOneGirl Mon 25-Aug-08 14:35:46

Not at all, just ignore the other people. I am learning, slowly, not to give a toss and that i know best for my kids.

hughjarssss Mon 25-Aug-08 14:36:12

Why would I lie Cod hmm

mumblechum Mon 25-Aug-08 14:37:21

Oh, is that what BLW is, putting stuff on a tray instead of in a bowl with a spoon?

<<<duh emoticon>>>

Anyway, why would anyone give a shit as long as the food isn't being thrown around?

EelCod Mon 25-Aug-08 14:37:51

why cant they haev a bowl fgs

Habbibu Mon 25-Aug-08 14:38:13

How does it make you feel like a bad parent? If she was choking and you ignored her, that would be bad parenting. The rest is all pox. Just smile beatifically at them and invite them to marvel at her hand-eye co-ordination as she splats them in the eye with pasta.

hughjarssss Mon 25-Aug-08 14:39:28

If I gave her a bowl she would launch it, as I suspect most babies would.
If I was spoon feeding her I would hold the bowl
Hence the difference

EelCod Mon 25-Aug-08 14:40:11

not always
i always gave mine bowls
it seems i blw
before the masses turned it into somekind of movement to feel smug about

and adds a

hughjarssss Mon 25-Aug-08 14:42:21

Cod do you just post to be horrible? smile

MaryAnnSingleton Mon 25-Aug-08 14:44:47

sorry, but I don't know what BLW is - enlighten me !

EelCod Mon 25-Aug-08 14:45:23

no but i htink if peopel say that think "hey ho what tossers"
and move on

LadyMuck Mon 25-Aug-08 14:46:33

Some people will just give nasty looks to babies in restaurants full-stop especially if they are there in the evening. Nothing to do with how baby is fed. But I am astounded that other restaurant guests would come up and ask whether or not she should have a bowl and/or spoon. Nothing to do with BLW - it is just rude.
OTOH if you were having soup, then yes, I could see that that would cause comments.

Habbibu Mon 25-Aug-08 14:46:36

Oh Cod, you trendsetter, you. <Hab uses no smilies, and therefore remains enigmatic>

bergentulip Mon 25-Aug-08 14:47:17


Either that, or with a direct question, just give a very wordy long, and very boring, answer about why BLW is good for a baby etc etc etc....

But mostly, just learn not to give a sh*t.

MaryAnnSingleton Mon 25-Aug-08 14:47:34


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