Naomi at 6 Months Old
Hooray! I’ve been waiting for this day to introduce Naomi to solids!
We steamed carrots as her first solid food. I wanted to try the baby lead weaning technique of just letting her eat and experience food without external help (not even utensils!), which should encourage her to be more adventurous with food. At the same time, it gives her the control over how much she can eat – as opposed to us just eyeballing how much she should be eating.
This first attempt didn’t work out as well as I hoped – and I was advised by some BLW advocates that I should have cut the carrots longer so she could hold them better. Next time I’ll do that! But so far, she hasn’t rejected carrots, so I’m pretty hopeful about instilling in her a healthy eating habit.