Rosie, as delightful as she is, has been one of those babies who are difficult to feed. She had never taken a bottle (even of expressed breast milk) and generally closed her mouth and turned her head no matter what was on the spoon in front of her.
Her silent reflux may have had something to do with the development of this habit but we still had to do something about it. In researching what to do Rach discovered the pretty obvious concept of baby led weaning. It basically just means give the baby graspable chunks of food and let her feed herself (keeping an eye on her of course).
The photo above is her eating some tuna, mash-potato and avocado balls I made up a while ago (with a few strips if pasta). But she’s also eaten veggie chunks, lots of fruit and entire lamb cutlets that way. We’ve still tried to feed her in other ways too. Just today we tried spoon feeding her some yogurt (she still cant quite manage a spoon herself) but gave up and just gave her the tub.
The advice we got from our doctor and Healthcare nurse was that the method was fine as long as we were careful and prepared for mess.
Things haven’t got anywhere near as grubby as I’d feared.