So I've been lurking here on and off since June. I found your group in early June while waiting around for a baby to be ready to arrive. He finally showed up 2 weeks later than expected on June 16th :) and I've been checking in off and on since then. I really appreciate all the advice and support here. Forgive me for not joining in sooner.
I'm wondering if anyone is following Baby Led Weaning? I decided to wait until around 6 months for solids but my LO isn't exactly excited about spoon feeding since I've waited so long. He's been trying to grab food off our plates for about a month. 2 weeks or so we started offering him some solids using the BLW approach. And now that he's 6 months tomorrow we are starting in earnest. I really like the idea of doing it this way but it seems like a slow slow process. I want to get more solids in him so he perhaps starts sleeping a little better. I'm still up 4-6 times a night with him. I know experts say the solids don't help but other moms keep telling me otherwise.
Anyone else trying BLW or have experience with it? Thanks!
Just to clarify, I have read the Baby Led Weaning Book. I've been breastfeeding for last 6 months so I completely agree that breastmilk or formula provides the most nutrition and I'm not too worried about the night waking. I'm just looking for any tips or advice peple might have. What foods have worked well for you? How are you preparing them? How do you deal with naysaying who are concerned about the gagging which is part of the process as the learn? I'm not getting a lot of support in my circle for this approach but I see the value of it in terms of letting them go at their own pace. The book has some of this information but I'd love to advice from others who are the same stage. Or maybe just reassure me that he will be eating sometime in the next year or so!!