I had loads of rice cereal left over, so I decided to give it to her again with a little avocado and breast milk mid-morning. Man this stuff is messy. Those tiny bits of kernel get EVERYWHERE and they dry like spackal. I decided that it would be easier for me to wash a long sleeve onesie than to wash her arms. I also used an ungodly amount of paper towel. I am not proud.
I did feed her one spoonful, just to see that she got a taste. After that I pre-loaded and let her bang away. She was really into the teething aspect of the spoon, I think the fact that there was food on there was just a side-effect.
Hubs is out-of-town tonight, so I’m not sure if I want to feed her dinner alone. I’d like to give her a sweet potato “fry” for dinner. (We have quotation marks because they are oven-baked.) We’ll see, I just want back-up in case we get another freaky gaggy moment. Someone’s gotta pour the wine!
*Hours later*…I decided to give her a little bit of peach. It was too slippery for her to pick up, so I held it and she chomped down. She kind of gnawed it and sucked at it. Whenever she got a bit with her tiny teeth, she chewed it and spit it back out, every time. She loved it though! I know that I am not exactly jumping in head first, but I am in. I love the idea behind this method and we’ll do our best.
Anyone else out there doing BLW and have some feedback/advice? I would love to hear it!
I made some sweet potato “fries” for tomorrow (400 degree oven, cut into big sticks, tossed with olive oil, cumin, baked for 15-20 min). Stay tuned!