Baby Led Weaning, a messy session!

21/01/2018

Did you hear about baby led weaning?
If you do not know the concept and you have a baby under 6 months (or you are expecting one), I strongly recommend you start googling it.

Basically, it consists of not approaching a spoon with food to your baby, but giving him/her the food in soft pieces to be taken by hand. Yes, as you are reading it: pieces to a baby of at least 6 months so that it is brought to the mouth with his own hand.

A year ago Helena began to eat, and despite all the fears and doubts that it generated for me and all the conflicts and discussions that the issue brought hauled (because if you are mom or dad you know that in terms of parenting are very few the persons who do not say how or what you should do) today I find the reverse process: people ask me how I can make my baby eat so well and without problems or tantrums, using a fork and glass at 18 months.

While it is true that there is a lot of about temperament and that every baby is a different world, I am convinced that the fact of having let my baby eat alone, without forcing her, without worrying about the mess that she could have made and enjoying to watch her playing, learning and knowing new things and flavours, it has influenced a lot in her link with food and with the lunch/dinner/snack time she shares with us as a family.

 

If you want a documentary session that let you treassure and inmortalize all this unique moments with your child, you can contact me, I’d love to ear from you!

 


 

Escuchaste hablar de baby led weaning?
Si desconocés el concepto y tenés un bebé de menos de 6 meses (o estás esperando uno), te recomiendo que empieces a googlearlo.
Básicamente, consiste en el hecho de no acercarle una cuchara con papilla a tu bebé, sino de darle la comida en trozos blandos para que los tome con la mano. Sí, así como lo estás leyendo: trozos a un bebé de al menos 6 meses para que se lleve a la boca con su propia mano.

Hace un año Helena empezó a comer, y a pesar de todos los temores y dudas que me generó y de todos los conflictos y discusiones que el tema trajo acarreados (porque si sos mamá o papá sabés que en materia de crianza son muy pocos los que no opinan cómo o qué deberías hacer) hoy me encuentro con el proceso inverso: la gente me pregunta cómo hago para que la nena coma tan bien y sin problemas ni berrinches, usando tenedor y vaso a sus 18 meses.
Si bien es cierto que hay mucho de temperamento y que cada bebé es un mundo, estoy convencida de que haber dejado que mi bebé coma sola, sin forzarla, sin esperar a que esté hambrienta en el momento de comer, sin preocuparme por el enchastre que pueda hacer y disfrutando de verla jugar, aprender y conocer, influyó mucho en su vínculo con la comida y el horario del almuerzo/cena/merienda o lo que sea en familia.

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