Wednesday, 7 November 2018

A weaning nightmare!

 Three posts all on one day! I've been very slack but also very stressed. With the imminent arrival of tooth number 5 and with Flynn's 1st birthday a month and a half away,  I decided I needed to get over my weaning fears and let Flynn wean himself. So we're starting baby lead weaning again.

We used baby lead weaning with Vala and
by this age she was eating just about everything. Of course she did also have twice as many teeth as Flynn currently does but that's besides the point. I wasn't as scared of weaning Vala as I have been with Flynn. I'm not sure if it's the number of teeth he's got or if its because Jordan works so far away, he'd never get back in time if something went wrong, but for whatever reason, I have been terrified of letting Flynn wean himself like his sister did. He does shove the food into his mouth until he can't fit anymore in but I know that's part of his learning process. I've been through all this before so I can't understand why I'm struggling with it so much more a second time around.

I ended up strapping on a pair today and gave Flynn a plate full of finger foods after his usual baby food lunch. I sat and watched anxiously as he shoved an entire rice cake into his mouth in one go and then realise he'd made a mistake. I kept wanting to intervene and take half the rice cake out his mouth but I sat on my hands so I couldn't. He ended up pulling some out himself and finished the rice cake without even gagging.

I know I need to get more confident with Flynn eating solids but this fear is hard to kick for some reason. Weaning normally is a bit of nightmare but I never expected I'd ever be this afraid of it. Here's to making progress though!

Until next time,
Alli xo

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