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Blw...a little reassurance needed!

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TheLastPickleInTheJar Tue 14-Jul-15 12:19:19

I've advised people on Blw in the past based on my own experiences and knowledge but now I'm there doing it again my confidence in it has gone.

Ds turned 6 months last week so I've been offering him bits of food without much success. I just made an omelette today which he played with, tasted, gagged on then threw on the floor. This is normal isn't it? He seems to gag on everything which i don't remember with my other two. He also looks pretty disgusted at anything i offer him. He much prefers to put things in his mouth that shouldn't be in his mouth!

It's still early days isn't it? He won't suddenly start not thriving because he's not eating much? I think his poos are a little thicker in consistency so i suppose there must be bits of food going in.

I keep repeating the mantra 'food is for fun until they're one' to myself. And to my parents who seem to think i'm starving him!

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 14-Jul-15 22:54:28

You have answered all of your own questions OP smile

Yes, gagging is normal, yes playing with food is normal, no he won't starve, milk should be his main source of nutrition at this age, yes, some food is going down and yes, food is for fun smile

Luxme Tue 14-Jul-15 23:51:54

This is all part of the process Pickle!

TheLastPickleInTheJar Wed 15-Jul-15 05:43:48

grin Thanks. I know it's normal really, just needed the reassurance. I'm good at giving advice to others, not so good at taking my own advice!

We'll keep going as we are and I'll stop my expectations of him sitting down nicely to three meals a day with a knife and fork grin

Roseybee10 Mon 20-Jul-15 18:08:40

I gave my little one a bit of pear for the first time today and she gagged and puked everywhere. Dd1 never gagged or puked so immediately my confidence is shot.
I think they're all so different. I'm just going to wait another month I think and try again. If I'm being honest dd1 wasn't really 'ready' til about 27/28 weeks.

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