Since we got Sasha to accept solid food or anything with "texture". I've been trying to go more towards a BLW way of feeding.
At least when he's home.
For Grandma and Daycare we give the jarfood. Daycare already has been at odds with us and Grandma thinks I'm doing the food thing in a strange way...giving him things like raspberries.
It's been interesting to see his reactions. Sometimes he forgets to chew and we have gagging so we just remind him by going "YiYiYiYi..." The sound catches his attention and your mouth motion mimics the up-and-down action of chewing (if you don't beleive me, try it!). For some reason, it works and you see in his face the realization of what you're doing. So neat!
The kid still has a serious sweet tooth and a passion for fruit. Bananas, pears, peaches...while he still ends up wearing a good portion, he does eat most of it.
And then there's spaghetti. Because I'm lazy, I'm more likely to give him orzo or couscous to make sure the peices are small enough to not choke him, than cut actual spaghetti noodles. But it's all the same. And he LOOOOOVES IT.
I could put zucchini (a hated food) in marinara and he'll eat it just fine. Notes are being made for future toddler-pickyness. And that seems like it may have started. He's decided he now hates carrots. Which is more reason to try and ditch the babyfood jars. Everything has carrots.
Granted, he's a little old to be really a BLW boy. And we did the whole rice cereal and strained food at first too.
But we've kind of diverged from that whole "appropriate foods to introduce at..." thought process. I still introduce new things slowly. But not really in an order.
And the idea of baby food is sooooo bland. I never understood why once your child has a good handle on gas and no longer cries for every little bubble you can't start with the onion and garlic. And so he has. And it's been fine. And tonight or tomorrow is yogurt (depends on his mood. I don't introduce new things unless he's in a very good one).
Thanks to our little guys newfound hatred of bottles and sippies, I don't see artificial weaning coming any time soon. However, he has dropped another nursing, which is fine.