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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

BLW: the loaded spoon

Molly has been in a little rut food-wise, lately. I wanted to expand her options but she isn't into meats and the variety of fresh produce is somewhat limited right now. We tried dairy-free cheese (Daiya brand) and she wasn't a huge fan (I can't blame her). We'll keep at it, but in the meantime, we gave Soy Yogurt a try. And to do it, we Loaded Her Spoon.

The theory behind BLW dictates that Baby is in charge of bringing food to mouth. So to introduce a food like yogurt, you dip the spoon (or "load" it) and place it on the tray for Baby to pick up and bring to her mouth.

After a few misses--spoon to cheek, back of spoon to mouth, fully-loaded spoon to floor, etc.--she made contact.

And it was good.

There was some good finger-play in there, too. She mixed and mashed and licked those babies clean.

And it was a huge success. She's had yogurt probably four or five times now and it's a definite favorite. Best at breakfast before she's dressed or at dinner right before bath, though, because....wow. That's some Yogurt Hair, Baby Girl.

Lesson Learned:
It's a messy method, but BLW remains one of the best parenting decisions we've made. I honestly don't know when or how this kid would eat if she depended on me to spoon-feed her. Mealtimes are a bit hectic around here, but with BLW, Molly is just one of the gang.

1 comment :

  1. don't know if I mentioned this before but SJ loved/loves yogurt. Our response to the trickiness of eating it was to mix it with rice. It was gross to us but she loved it and it gave it a good consistency for her to just scoop it up with her hands and eat it. Not sure if Molly likes rice (It's always been SJ's favorite) but it's worth a try next time you have rice at dinner! :)