So Hudson is supposed to eating food now. Or at least that's what our families all think. We've decided to do things a little bit different than the usual rice cereal and purees. We've waited until he is 6 1/2 months old and are going to follow Baby-led weaning. Since I had never heard of this, I wanted to read a book about it.
Baby-led Weaning was an excellent resource and really explained the principles well. I think the best way to describe it is a lase-fair approach to feeding your baby. Pretty much, if he eats, great and if he doesn't, no big deal. We will offer him lots of different foods that he can pick up and gnaw on and eventually he'll learn how to eat.
I'm excited to try this because it doesn't seem very stressful. The book said that at the beginning if they go a few days without eat, it's not a big deal because it's really just play and exploration at first. I also think that it's going to make Mike & I look at what we're eating because we're supposed to give Hudson the same stuff we're having for dinner.
I think my favorite part of the book was the part about giving your baby meat. The authors said that it's great to give your baby a chicken bone to gnaw on or a piece of red meat to suck on because they will get a lot of nutrients from the juices (blood!). I got these crazy pictures of Hudson sitting at the table with a turkey leg in his hand just munching away.