Have very sore sides from laughing so much. Took DD to see HV (who is very strict power hungry bully IM(notsovery)HM).
DD still on 98th percentile. HV refrains from rebuking me on this matter since I told her last time that if she didn't stop going on about it I'd make sure we never came to see her again.
She asked about weaning. We explained that we were doing BLW. She'd never heard of it. So we told her it means that DD eats what we eat.
"I'm not sure that will work dear" <<head nods>>
"But you puree it surely?" <<head shakes>>
"Well you must at least mush it?" <<head shakes>>
"But babies can't eat real food" <<head nods>>
"But surely she chokes" <<checks baby for blueness, baby is very pink and smiley, head shakes>>
"But, but, but...honestly?" <<head nods, pics of DD eating spag bol are whipped out.>>
"Oh FGS I give up" <<HV writes in red book 'mum has given baby human food>>
We scarper, and retreat to the car to read what she's written....and laugh till our sides hurt.
HUMAN FOOD - what EXACTLY did they expect and what are the alternatives? Whiskas perhaps?
She has eaten cat biscuits actually - before we started weaning. She'd gotten to them (goodness knows how) while my back was turned for a second. The worst bit was, the bloody cat was sat there encouraging her!!!!
Cazee - believe me, it's like opening a floodgate, they see the food, they want it, they shove it all in - at once normally. It's so exciting for them. We haven't found a food yet she won't eat (and quite a few non-food items are tried too
DD once ate the shopping list on the way round the supermarket - I took the hint and opened a packet of rice cakes for her (she was getting ink all over her face and anyway I needed the blooming list!)
stealthsquiggle - Poppy ate my &More credit card - she has a thing for my handbag and I didn't realise what she was doing - had to ring them rather sheepishly and explain she'd chewed the chip bit so it didn't work anymore.
Ooh I'm so excited! I went shopping today for a ridiculous quantity of fruit & veg in anticipation of BLW-day on Friday (or tomorrow if I just can't wait). Knowing my luck ds will take one look at the carrot batons and mini corn I lovingly steam for him, chuck it all on the floor and continue eating the post .
Aitch, I showed dh your blog after he made sceptical noises about BLW and he's now convinced it's the way to go for ds (being that his baby's so advanced and all...)