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BLW - this wasn't around in 2005! Have I missed a C4 programme?

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thequietone Wed 30-Jul-08 20:23:05

Have a DS2 now at 21 weeks old. I'm not sure what's been going on since I had DS1 but all I seem to see on here is BLW. Has there been an eye-opening parenting programme that's changed everything? I was going to proceed with the purees, which went brilliantly first time round. DS1 eats anything and everything. What's so great about BLW?

hairtwiddler Wed 30-Jul-08 20:44:41

You've not missed a programme, but you have missed a blog

terramum Thu 31-Jul-08 12:28:15

BLW has been around for a while....I had DS in 2004 & it was around then...just not so obviously....it stemmed from a study that was done by Gill Rapley in 2003.....although lots of people started solids blw-style before this....it just didn't have a name grin

thequietone Thu 31-Jul-08 14:10:35

Hmmmm, in the last week I've seen two mums hooking food out of choking babies' mouths so I think I'll stick to what I know. DS1 is hugely adventurous/greedy with food, so it went OK that time.

ruddynorah Thu 31-Jul-08 14:12:24

even when you've seen this?

tootiredtodoanything Thu 31-Jul-08 14:15:16

I bet they weren't actually choking...

tootiredtodoanything Thu 31-Jul-08 14:15:21

I bet they weren't actually choking...

FAQ Thu 31-Jul-08 14:18:04

DS2 used to choke on purees grin

Habbibu Thu 31-Jul-08 14:45:09

I suspect if they were choking, you'd not be able to hook the food out - were probably gagging. That said, you do have to be comfortable with the gagging, and the mess, to do BLW, so it doesn't suit everyone.

fedupandisolated Thu 31-Jul-08 14:55:31

Yep - used BLW in 2003 - fairly new concept then. It was great and I now recommend it to anyone who will listen to me bang on about it. Am a part time HV so people do listen to me amazingly enough. Sometimes I get odd looks from parents who have been advised by their Mum to give baby rice at 13 weeks though.grin

hana Thu 31-Jul-08 15:04:54

blw is not a new concept, it's just that it's fairly trendy now and The Thing to do. nothing wrong with purees, it's just a different way to feed your baby

Pruners Thu 31-Jul-08 15:16:28

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FAQ Thu 31-Jul-08 15:48:21

but puree fed babies gag, and IME puree even harder to clean up than blw mess - blw mess tends to be crumbs, and half chewed solid things, whereas puree is just slop grin

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