Since Z was 8 months, I was kind of following the Baby-Led Weaning principles. It felt realistic and honestly, Z wasn’t into the mushy-mashed foods. I was also not comfortable in giving him weird food combos as suggested in some websites. I wouldn’t want to feed him anything I wouldn’t eat.
I said “kind-of” following because even if I let him feed himself, I still spoon-feed him. And he’s really cute when eating; his legs sway and shake as if to tell me that he’s enjoying!
I just have an issue with the food that’s going on the floor. Am I teaching my son to play and waste his food? Or the learning of independence outweighs this? I’d love to hear your thoughts!