Baby Led Solids: Research & Experiments

Baby Led Solids: Research & Experiments

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Baby eating avocado
What an adventure this was! I don't think Hubby & I have ever laughed so hard during a meal. Ok, first I washed the whole avocado with Fit veggie wash (I should get corporate sponsorship, shouldn't I?). I cut the avocado in half, then cut one of the halves into quarter strips leaving the skins on.

Buttercup immediately picked up a slice and put it in her mouth. She was able to suck pieces off pretty easily. She did manage to suck a piece of skin off and had it in her mouth. I fished it out, but that's something to keep an eye on in the future. Another benefit to BLS that I'm noticing is that Buttercup's motor skills, especially her hand-eye coordination, are improving exponentially with each meal in a way that I don't think would happen with just her normal playtimes. I guess food is a good motivator for her. She must take after her dad.

The hilarity of the mealtime came from the fact that once Buttercup started getting the fruit mashed up in her mouth everything within her grasp became very slippery. She'd pick up a slice and it would pop right out of her hand. Then I would try to pick it up and hand it to her and I couldn't pick it up either! Everything was just slip-sliding all over the place. Also, her bib is permanently green, I think.

PROS: high nutrition, good-fat and comedic value, yummy, easy to chew and swallow
CONS: slippery, very messy and staining


  1. She is doing so great! I love to see what other babies are eating and Buttercup has had a tasty variety!

  2. Hi, Angel!
    So far she just loves it! She hasn't rejected anything I've offered, not even my homemade hummus today (complete with lemon juice and cayenne pepper!) I really hope baby led solids prevents Buttercup from becoming a picky eater like I was. We shall see...

    Thanks for the encouragement. Happy Eating!

  3. Ooh thanks for having your blog in your siggy over on the BLW board! I plan to document our adventures in BLW on my blog as well but we are a couple months (at least) away from that start so in the mean time I plan to check out all your adventures! :)

  4. Hey, Stephie!
    Glad you found us. I'm hoping to spread the BLS love everywhere I go! Please let me know if you think of any questions.

  5. I am loving your blog!! I know I am a year behind, but we're doing some research and thinking of starting our 5 month old on blw/bls soon!