Sean and solid foods

09.22.10 | Comment?

We’ve been introducing Sean to solid foods for awhile now.  Most recently, we’ve been trying something called “baby led weaning“. Basically, we give Sean foods that he can pick up and let him decide how much he wants to eat.  When feeding him purees, we hand him the spoon and let him try and get it into his mouth.  This is considerably messier than if we were doing the spoonfeeding ourselves, but it’s also a lot more fun.  Sean really enjoys mealtimes and it has been fun to watch him devour some of the food we’ve given him.

Below are some pictures from Monday (9/20) where I gave him a pear.  Not pear puree, not slices, an entire pear.

Sean with his pear (early in the destruction)

Sean shows off some of the work he has done on the pear

Sean demonstrates his technique

We're letting him choose when to drink from the sippy cup too. He's still working on that part.

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