First of all, if you’re not sure what Baby Lead Weaning is, please click here. It’s a great summary of the basics. It’s how I’ve chosen to introduce solids. By waiting until she is 6 months old, she should be ready to skip purees and spoon feeding. Day 1
I offered a slice of avocado and a stick of banana. She took the avocado and seemed to enjoy it. Also she grabbed the banana and put it to her mouth and made a yucky face. Major gagging session ensued and scared the crap out of me. Not sure if there was choking too, but it was pretty intense. She looked panicked, and tried to work it out. She gasped in and then spit it up. Whew. My heart was racing.
After that, I smooshed up the food and loaded a spoon for her (and poured a small wine glass for me…*trying to calm down*) so she could still feed herself. She got the spoon into her mouth a few times and acted a tiny bit gaggy. Overall, she seemed to have fun. Overall, mommy wants to nurse exclusively forever now. I think I’ll try the loaded spoon a little bit longer until
she I feel more confident.