How do I stop her?

(4 Posts)
whogrewoutoftheterribletwos Thu 19-Sep-13 15:25:44

Or should I? DD is 18 weeks and sits on my knee during mealtimes (she's very clingy and will just squalk incessantly if put down). Over the last few days she's started grabbing things off my plate and giving them a good taste. AFAIK she is just tasting, or giving things a bit of a gumming then moving on. Last night was rice and broccoli, today she had half my nectarine off me.

I'm not planning on weaning her yet if I can avoid it, but I'm also not going to be militaristic about denying her tasting food if she's going for it. Should I be putting her on her own seat and giving her food to play with? Or just be thankful that she's reducing my portion sizes and my ever-increasing waistband by dumping a lot on the floor. DS was weaned too early and I don't want to make the same mistake twice!

NothingsLeft Thu 19-Sep-13 21:00:08

Tbh at this age I think they would try and eat your phone if you let them grin

Not sure it's an indication of being ready. I would hold off a bit longer.

GrottyPotPlant Fri 20-Sep-13 08:12:49

Sounds like she is getting on with Baby Led Weaning!
If I were you I would neither encourage her nor stop her, but I am not an authority! How is her sitting? If she is sitting up well and grabbing food, then that is meant to be a sign that she is ready.

whogrewoutoftheterribletwos Fri 20-Sep-13 13:26:18

She sits on my knee but isn't sitting fully yet. I'm not going to push it, but equally I don't see how I can stop her. Just going to go with the flow I reckon

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