Baby Led Weaning – 6 month old

Little Miss is my 3rd baby so you would think I have it all sorted by now…but well no…each baby brings their own challenges and Little Miss is proof of that! I want to start documenting her eating journey and thought I may as well share it with you :).

I am not a certified nutritionist nor a medical professional, this blog is just my lived experience so of course take all content with a pinch of salt and do what works best for you and your baby.

We started Little Miss on solids at 5.5 months because a) she looked longingly at all the food the family was eating and b) we thought it might help her sleep at night. While it hasn’t entirely helped with the sleeping, she was definitely ready to start solids!

So for the last month I have been mainly pureeing her food to a smooth-ish consistency and this seems to be working well. Here is what she has had so far, note I usually mix and match everything so she rarely has ONE thing by itself.

  • Kumara
  • Pumpkin (her favourite so far!)
  • Brocolli
  • Carrot
  • Spinach
  • Pear
  • Apple
  • Mango
  • Chicken
  • Beef
  • Red Lentils
  • Rice
  • Cheese

I have in the last week or so starting giving her a few finger foods too. It took her a few go’s to understand that the things in her little fists were yummy!! Here is what I have tried so far

  • Broccoli (this is her absolute favourite at the moment!)
  • Slices of Pear
  • Cherry tomatoes – halved
  • Mandarin segments
  • Steamed slices of apple

For the first month of solids, Little Miss was on one meal a day – lunch. But in the last 2 weeks this hasn’t been enough and now we are on to 2 meals a day plus a bit of finger food experimenting at breakfast time. This works well as it gives her a chance to figure out finger food while at the same time satiating her appetite.

Next step is to start making the food with a bit chunkier consistency and upping the amount and variety of finger food!

Stay tuned for next months blog update on this little foodies journey 🙂

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