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BLW but only 2 teeth

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scruffmacduff Tue 18-Apr-17 17:04:24

Hi all,

My 1 year DD only has her 2 bottom teeth and that's it! She got these at 9/10 months.

She finds feeding herself tricky. Although she can get the food to her mouth okay and hold it well, she can't really chew or bite very well.

She has a good appetite and will eat much more when spoon fed mashed/textured food.

A lot of finger food gets thrown on the floor and I'm worried that she is hungry/frustrated that she can't eat it.

Anyone else had experience of this and any tips on how to help? At the moment we are doing a mix of BLW and spoon feeding to make sure she is getting enough. She is also starting to wean herself off the breast and will only feed first thing in the morning.

Thanks!

AssassinatedBeauty Tue 18-Apr-17 19:19:35

I would just keep giving finger food or swap to BLW and let her feed herself entirely. She'll work it out eventually given enough opportunity. My 10 month old DS2 only has his two bottom teeth but his gums are rock hard. He manages to chomp through most things, he's been self feeding since we started weaning at 6 months.

scruffmacduff Tue 18-Apr-17 20:19:59

I might start to phase out the spoon feeding and see how we get on!

Thanks smile

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