Baby-Led Weaning (BLW); The mess and the fun!

Baby-Led Weaning (BLW); The mess and the fun!

Oh, the joys of baby-led weaning! Watching your little one explore new foods and textures is an exciting and messy adventure. But let's be honest, baby-led weaning can quickly turn into a disaster zone of food and mess.

Picture this: You've spent hours in the kitchen preparing a beautiful spread of colorful and nutritious finger foods for your baby. You place the food in front of your little one, and they eagerly reach for a slice of avocado. But instead of eating it, they squish it between their fingers and smear it all over their face and high chair tray. And just like that, your once-pristine kitchen has turned into a war zone of mashed-up food and chaos.

But fear not, fellow parents, because messy baby-led weaning is totally normal and even encouraged! Here are a few tips to help you navigate the mess and enjoy the process:

  1. Embrace the Mess! Baby-led weaning is all about allowing your little one to explore and experiment with different foods. And let's face it, that means getting messy. Invest in a good bib and high chair cover, and be prepared to clean up food from the walls, floor, and even the ceiling (yes, it can happen).

  2. Let Them Lead! Remember, baby-led weaning is all about letting your baby lead the way. This means letting them choose what foods they want to try and how much they want to eat. It can be tempting to intervene and try to clean up the mess or spoon-feed your baby, but resist the urge. Trust that your baby knows what they need and let them take the lead.

  3. Keep It Simple! When it comes to baby-led weaning, less is often more. Keep the foods simple and easy to manage, like steamed veggies or soft fruits. This will make it easier for your baby to handle and reduce the mess.

  4. Have Fun! At the end of the day, baby-led weaning should be a fun and enjoyable experience for both you and your baby. Laugh at the mess, take pictures, and enjoy the moment. Because before you know it, your little one will be all grown up and eating with a fork and knife.

  5. Invest in a bib to minimise cleaning! The Bubs-Led Weaning Kit helps to cover the nooks and cracks of your high chair so cleaning can be made easier. If minimalist living is your approach, consider investing in a beautiful silicone bib.

So, there you have it, a few tips to help you survive the mess of baby-led weaning. Remember, it's all part of the journey, and the memories (and pictures) will last a lifetime.

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