When my dear son (ds) first turned 6 months of age we introduced solids to him. After a month or so of baby cereal mixed with breastmilk, we moved on to pureed vegetables, then gradually introducing meats. At about 7.5 months, we came across Baby Led Weaning. It is a method of adding complementary foods to baby’s diet that facilitates development oral motor control and providing a positive and interactive eating experience. Basically, your infant will self-feed.
First I prepared steamed vegetables in stick form, then added protein patties/cakes/balls such as salmon cakes or meat balls, then at about 8.5 months when my ds was getting better at feeding himself, we started incorporating smaller finger foods such as peas and corn kernels to facilitate the development of his pincer grasp. So far, I found baby led weaning to be a wonderful experience to see ds self-feed, though it’s been messy, it makes me proud to see him feeding and enjoying himself. Also, rather than struggle to feed ds first before our meal or after our meal we can eat meals together as a family. After trying this out, I’ve been looking for more foods and recipes that would be good for ds to feed himself.
I have quite a few recipes to share with you, but let’s first start with a super easy recipe 3-Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Pancakes. The recipe below is extremely easy to make. Please enjoy!
Thank you for reading! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I’d like to see how they turned out! “#sweetrehabkitchen”.
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- 1 Banana, about 3.5 oz after the peel
- 1 Large Egg
- Put all the ingredients in a food processor.
- Blitz until smooth.