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How many weeks do you start BLW at?

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Vizzle Mon 31-Aug-09 10:19:29

Pedant question... our baby is 23 weeks and has had a bit of carrot and brocolli from my plate. Is it too soon to put some bits on her tray? Does it have to be exactly 26 weeks/six months before you can try BLW? Thanks!

hackedoffandcross Mon 31-Aug-09 10:22:10

I let DS start at 24 weeks but he had had a little taste before then. I think the principle is, if they are old enough to pick it up and eat it, they can eat it (except for a bag of peanuts etc, obv!)

TheDMshouldbeRivened Mon 31-Aug-09 10:22:56

when their hands work and they can reach and grab?

lizmcfizz Mon 31-Aug-09 13:03:25

what is BLW?

lizmcfizz Mon 31-Aug-09 13:13:01

ok baby lead weaning....sorry!

AnathemaDevice Mon 31-Aug-09 15:35:07

DS took a bit of melon off me today and put it to his mouth, he's not quite 22 weeks. Will I damage him for life if I let him do it again?
He initially looked very confused, then gave me a big smile and dropped the melon, so I don't think he's ready to start chewing on things, but is it OK to let him have a taste of food?

cara2244 Mon 31-Aug-09 21:20:21

We started BLW arounf 5.5 months, just fruit and veg and only the odd meal here and there.

nappyaddict Mon 31-Aug-09 21:22:15

Vizzle did she manage to chew and swallow it? If so then I would go with the flow.

Vizzle Mon 31-Aug-09 21:32:39

Yes, she's kind of gumming the food - and using her one new tooth!

I just went to a Thai restaurant and she grabbed a dim sum off my plate and put it in her mouth. She soon spat it out again though.

Seems to be enjoying it!

hanaflowerhatestheDM Mon 31-Aug-09 21:43:30

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