Any mommas already try baby-led weaning? How did it go?
Baby L is already starting to show a very huge interest in food, even arcing her back in the least-comfy way possible just to stop and stare at Hubbs while he eats. She's also teething and drooling slimy puddles down her shirt, and sometimes her mouth mimics a chewing sort of motion even though there's nothing in it. She is beginning to use a pincer grab though she's nowhere near proficient, and she does definitely enjoy putting everything in her mouth.
I'm just waiting for 6 months to come, and then we'll be good to go to introduce food other than boob juice.
However, the question du jour is: do I start with BLW at around 6 months, or do I start with Chinese rice porridge (congee) and other mushy foods before 6 months? Her keen interest in food suggests she might be ready before 6 months (which seems really far away right now), but the crunchy little part of me likes the idea of boobing her as long as possible, and introducing solids only when she is really truly ready (e.g. not clocking over when she sits on her butt, and having enough posture to be able to sit up straight). The fearful momma in me wants to give her mushy purees because it seems to be less dangerous (not scientifically proven, BTW) but the 21st century educator part of me really loves the idea of baby-directed learning, including learning to eat.
Would love to hear some anecdotes, even if your case studies are limited to your own kids. I think this is one of those situations where there isn't really one "right" approach and there's also no judgment from either camp; everyone sort of does what is right for their kid(s). Hence, I'm just looking to hear what you did to introduce solids for your babies.
Thanks for sharing! :)