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aaaggghhh!!! Weaning whinge!

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jojosmaman Wed 11-Jul-07 21:36:24

Why do I get the feeling that people think that I am some kind of new age hippy when I say I am going to do baby led weaning (no offence to any new age hippies, i'm sure you are very nice but I am using the cliche!)?? Why do people just not get it? To me it seems so obvious, natural and, dare I say it, normal! But some people just look at me like I'm a mad woman (and not even just my MIL who thinks I'm a mad woman for not letting DS have a cup of tea yet.. he's five months btw). When I brought it up in weaning class the HV said "yes, just puree the carrot and give it to them and then when they are older you won't need to puree it"??!! Give me strength. Is it just me or do people actually think its some new age, way out, wacky feeding process?

Anyway, I have just mentioned it to someone else on another website and she "can't do it as she has allergies in her family and she needs to wean traditionally". I don't know why I bother, I am just going to keep my head down from now on and get on with it when the time comes.

LaDiDudleyDursley Wed 11-Jul-07 21:41:41

I did get a few peiople in rl who clearly thought that I was mad for doing blw, mil and mum included, but now they realise that it's a great idea. Others may still think I'm odd but tbh that's what I think about them and their spoons .

NoBiggy Wed 11-Jul-07 22:54:44

Does seem to go with EC, AP, cloth nappies, baby wearing...all the right-on stuff. Because people who research all that stuff would also be open to a different method of weaning, maybe?

In essence, it's simple. But seems to have some mystique about it. And even some odd "morality", in that spoons and yogurt are against unwritten commandments!

Funny old business. Yes, get on with it. Find something more salacious to talk about

Quiddaitch Thu 12-Jul-07 00:07:03

spoons and yoghurt break no commandments i'm aware of, for the record, jojosmaman. good luck when you get started.

oldnewmummy Thu 12-Jul-07 02:46:26

My son's adopted, so I'm a bit careful of potential allergies that may catch me out, if you see what I mean.

But you can still do BLW with allergies. YOu just introduce foods one at a time in chunks rather than pureed. Pureeing will not make less allergic.

Having said that, this is day 6 and he's had carrot, broccoli, banana, potato and yoghurt with no issues. The yoghurt wasn't planned, he just looked so jealous that I gave him a spoon.

kiskidee Thu 12-Jul-07 03:28:28

"can't do it as she has allergies in her family and she needs to wean traditionally".

har de har har.

you already made my morning!

do as you like. and avoid the weaning class. obviously not much you can learn and sadly share there.

kiskidee Thu 12-Jul-07 03:31:21

dd loved blw with yoghurt and porridge and i got the cute pics to show what a great time it was! try it. they use their hands like little shovels. even better done in the summertime when you can either hose them down afterwards or stick them in the garden to do it in the first place.

NoBiggy Thu 12-Jul-07 11:57:07

Summertime? I remember that... April, wasn't it?

jojosmaman Thu 12-Jul-07 20:07:53

yep weaning class was a waste of time, but fully expected it to be I suppose. They spent half an hour talking about the ideal consistency of baby rice/ wallpaper paste. To be fair they were very knowledgeable on why, if poss, to wait until 6 months to wean issue.

On the plus side, a couple of ante natal group girls confided they had visited the BLW website and have decided to give it a go- one girl even began there and then by offering her ds a stick of celery!

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