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BLW & NO TEETH?

So whose doing BLW and lo's have no teeth? I have been doing baby food but Lo isn't very interested and now considering BLW. Any advice? How do you girls feel about it?

 

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Re: BLW & NO TEETH?

  • They really don't need teeth for BLW.  Molars are the chewing teeth anyway and those won't pop in until a year or so and the front teeth they'll get aren't going to do them much good so it's NBD.  Their gums are incredibly strong and it's not li
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    They really don't need teeth for BLW.  Molars are the chewing teeth anyway and those won't pop in until a year o

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  • Start with softer foods, like bananas, sweet potatoes, or avacados. If you're offering vegetables, just steam or boil until soft enough to chew easily.

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  • We started with sweet potatoes cut into fry shapes and roasted until they were soft as well as boiling some and mashing them up.  He thought they were ok.  Then we moved onto apples that I had sliced and roasted until slightly soft and he LOVED
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  • We are doing BLW and he doesn't have teeth. He has done well with all kinds of textures: thin mashed sweet potato, chunkier mashed potato, steamed carrots, roasted asparagus, cheddar cheese stick. It's pretty amazing what hard gums can do.

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  • Thanks girls! I may go ahead and give this BLW a try! :)
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