The Good Eater & Baby Led Weaning

Ever since she started eating solids, heck, even when she was breastfeeding and when I had weaned her to a bottle, she’s always been a very good eater! There were moments in her life where she would go a week or two not eating as much as she normally does and I would wonder, was the ‘good-eating’ just a phase? Tanner would always have to remind me that when she’s teething or sick, the last thing she probably wants to do is eat. And he was usually right!

Not that I am a crunchy mama or anything, although I do find that I have some granola-mommy tendencies, I found that baby-led-weaning was the BEST tactic for us in teaching our child to eat. Although every baby is different and I’m sure Penelope won’t be the same as Huntley in the eating department. I just loved the idea and the essence of baby-led-weaning, being able to give her whole foods to begin with (of course, with our supervision) and if she likes it then she likes it, and if she doesn’t she doesn’t. Of course she liked/likes pretty much everything so BLW was super easy for us! It also works out well with our family dynamic as we want to instill dinner time as a time to spend with family. We simply set up all our meals together at the table and eat at the same time, same food, and this girl practically eats as much as we do. There’s no spoon-feeding Huntley first before we eat, she eats at the same time as us and we love it!

There are, however the consequences of baby-led-weaning, those including the mess – OH THE MESSES SHE MAKES! If you can get over this – for the most part it’s amazing! It’s amazing to see her eat and how much she LOVES IT! And I promise, if you’re patient and baby’s willing to learn, they get better. The mess we clean afterwards seem to be less and less and I am so grateful for this! Just out of curiosity, would love to know how and what you feed your child?

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Bathing Beauty

If you’ve ever seen my daughter around water and seen how excited she gets, you’d already know that bath time is just like “the best thing ever!” Huntley loves loves loves swim class, her water tables (yes, she has two), but most of all – she loves bath time! I bathe her once, twice, and sometimes three times a day! Not because she’s always dirty, but just because she loves it so very much! As I mentioned before, she even broke our converter on our bath faucet so that we’d all ONLY be able to take baths until we got it fixed almost five months later… Many times when Huntley gets cranky she runs to the bathroom and tries to get in the tub, saying “mama-mamaaa- ma-ma-ma” so many of the times I give in. For some reason the water seems to really calm her down. Tanner even calls her his little seahorse (for more reasons than one). Anyways we were recently asked to become part of the Nuby USA Parent Bloggers team and are extremely excited about the idea of sharing our love for their products we already own and reviewing some new products that are soon to come! This Nuby Octopus Bath Time Toss was given to Huntley when she was first born by her Wela and Gramps and these days she just loves it so much since she actually knows to how to play with it.

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