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21 week old looks ready for BLW, can anyone remind me what to do?!

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Kveta Tue 06-Nov-12 09:15:49

she is sitting up, grabbing at stuff and putting everything in her mouth, those are the signs, right?

so we could start offering her boiled carrot sticks and the like, but what else at this age? banana? I have forgotten everything from last time, and can't find my BLW book!

lyndie Tue 06-Nov-12 09:29:30

Sounds about right but the weaning police will be along soon as you've mentioned your DC's age........

Flisspaps Tue 06-Nov-12 09:30:33

Yes, go for it. 26w is a guide.

I BLW both of mine, at around 22/23w.

pinksomething Tue 06-Nov-12 09:49:46

I gave my DS a stick of banana at 21 weeks. He was having a big old hissy fit watching me and DD at the table having breakfast so I just sat him in my knee to let him watch and he picked up the banana, bit and swallowed a piece. I was gobsmacked!! BLW says if they can do it they're ready. So just put the food down and see!

CheungFun Tue 06-Nov-12 09:54:30

I'd go for it if they're ready.

If it was me I'd stick to fruit and vegetables until the 24 week mark, then start introducing everything else like rice, pasta, meat, dairy etc.

I start with bananas, cooked pear or apple slices, carrots, broccoli, swede - these were DS's favourites.

Kveta Tue 06-Nov-12 14:08:03

thanks, may lob a bit of banana at her this evening then, if she is awake! we started DS at 21 weeks too, as he was also sitting and grabbing at stuff, but have forgotten what we gave him! I guess if she isn't ready, she won't eat it anyway, this being the best bit about BLW - you cannot really wean them if they are not ready.

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 06-Nov-12 20:20:17

I have always preferred non-boiled carrot sticks to help with teething. Only tiny bits get gummed off.

Kveta Tue 06-Nov-12 20:41:59

ooh, I was told they were a major choking hazard. anyway, she gummed a bit of banana this evening, but her heart wasn't in it, so will leave it another week.

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 06-Nov-12 20:55:52

If the carrot battons are too small they are a choking Hazzard, but not large ones. Especially great for teething if been in the fridge and cool.

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