Feeding Baby with the Letter B.
Gill Rapley is the woman who coined the term Baby Led Weaning (BLW) roughly fifteen years ago. She openly encourages parents to allow their babies from the age of 6 months to explore food on their own without the use of spoons or purees. From what I gather (thanks to her website and other moms I have talked to about this process), baby is offered various finger foods and given the choice about what he/she will eat. Now, with my first little this was not a problem. Sosi was easily able to manipulate food and had limited issues chewing and swallowing the smaller bites of food. Fast-forward to today with my second, and BLW is just not for her. She does not really chew her food, she is more of a down-the-hatch kinda kid and this results in choking sounds and her mother having a heart-attack at every meal.
SO, we are officially combination feeders. I do not puree her food but I definitely steam, boil, or insanely chop it up into minuscule bits so that we both can enjoy her learning to eat. Read more
Packing a toddler lunch can be frustrating (understatement?), especially when they are going through an, “I’m not going to eat that even though I inhaled it yesterday stage.” (insert eye-roll and deep breath)! This is why I love the Innobaby Din Din Smart Stainless Divided Platter with Sectional Lid.
There are 5 different serving sections, an awesome lid, and a super fun bus design which visually appeals to those inquisitive toddler senses. This tray includes our SosiSafe Tex-Mex Sweet Potato Fries recipe, fresh strawberries, bananas, raspberries, and ketchup as a treat.
If you are looking for more ways to engage your child in healthier eating habits, check outHow to Serve Meals your Little Ones will Actually Eat.