When it comes to babies, there are no instruction manuals. There are plenty of books out there, but unless you have nothing else to do ever, you’ll never be able to read them all. Which ones are even the “correct” ones to follow? Recommendations are usually the best way to go. On a similar note, why don’t any of my local libraries stock any of the books I want to read? The manual I seek is for feeding babies solid food. I was previously interested in Baby Led Weaning, but I’ve already started feeding A&L pureed foods. If you have read that one, please let me know your thoughts on it.
You would think feeding a baby is so easy: grab a bowl, a spoon, a bib, some paper towels, some food (home made or purchased), and plop your darling in the highchair. Well, it’s sort of easy, except somehow it’s stressing me out. The part getting me is the three day rule, or is it four days? We have a Baby Bullet and the guide from that says wait four days before starting a new food. Well, I’ve already broken that rule. A&L were not interested in squash, so instead of continuing to push it on them for two more days, I switched to the next food. I just want to mix and match and hop around the food choices. That’s why Baby Led Weaning was so intriguing to me. I’ve read some on the Gerber website, to compare what the Baby Bullet people say. Basically, they differed in the number of days, 3 instead of 4, and some of the food options were different.
How do you feed your baby? Do you follow the 3 or 4 day rule, or do you do your own thing? Moms from previous generations, before everything became so structured, what did you do?
Peace & <3,