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Does it count as BLW if you 'help' your baby occasionally?

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pinkthechaffinch Fri 14-Aug-09 20:19:28

Hi
Just wondered if any other BLWers will admit to doing this.
My 6.5 month old DD enjoys and is quite good at feeding herself. I will, however, frequently pop dropped bits of food back into her mouth and one meal a day, I will spoon feed her porridge shock.
Can I still call myself a BLWer?

(btw dropped food in her lap or on table, not on floor!)

drivingmisscrazy Fri 14-Aug-09 23:03:16

er, yes. Do exactly that - sometimes she feeds herself (a bit hit and miss), sometimes I feed her - anything mushy that she can't pick up herself. She usually tries to grab the spoon, but can get a bit lazy about picking stuff up and expects her resident slave to do it for her.

I don't think BLW has to be all or nothing - a lot of food that adults eat requires implements, so all you're doing is help her to eat what you eat.

If I'm wrong and BLW has rules that cannot be broken, then I'm happy to find another recidivist!

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