We haven't started yet - but he's 23 weeks today and is making wistful puppy-dog eyes/lurching forward and trying to grab my food, so I don't think it'll be long now. Oh, and I cheated a bit and have been giving him 'tastes' of hummous off my finger. God, he loves hummous...
Anyway, I was wondering about giving him toast with his hummous and/or mushed up sweet potato - and don't know if there's any 'optimum' bread to use. Some of them have loads of salt in, although presumably he's not going to gum that much down in the first weeks. I like granary breads, but do they have too many hard granary, seedy bits?
Well ahem I was naturally thinking of making my own from the small, organic crop of spelt and emmer in the back garden...
Thought as much. I think I'm getting a bit wobbly about starting on BLW because a) life (and nappies) are about to get more complicated and b) against everything I've read, I'm still worried he'll choke. I know he won't. But I'm daft.
think toast or good chewy crusts, doesn't matter the type of bread, it's jut to stop them making a doughy ball of bread in their mouths and getting all gaggy. he'll be fine, it'll be a laugh, don't worry.
Had forgotten rice cakes! Easy. Will start with those, then. Will also remember roasting sweet potato. I sort of got caught up in the weaning frenzy from some of the other women in my NCT group, and blitzed some sweet potato and ice-cube'd it, even though I knew I wanted to give BLW a crack. I suppose it's a rite of passage?
Crumpets are no good, I will eat them before he's had a chance to get his sticky little paws on them.
It's all about quantities really - if they don't eat a lot of quantity of something, you don't need to worry so much about salt content.
I had a breadmaker anyway and it really isn't any trouble to make bread, I find it's easier to make some when DS has his morning nap then we don't need to go to the shops to get something for lunch - so actually it makes life easier to make it.
I wouldn't go to the trouble of buying a breadmaker if you don't already have one though. If you buy bread, I'd just get white as too much fibre isn't great, especially in the beginning as it can clog up their digestive system a bit (they don't need it as much as adults do).