Sunday, January 22, 2012

All grown up

Well Jens is nearly 6 now, how on earth did that happen so quickly!

Chelmsford Portrait Photography

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Tidying up

and pretending to blow his nose!

Monday, June 18, 2007

BLW in the news

There's an article in the Telegraph today about BLW. The comment from the department of health somewhat confuses me though. Recent NHS publications actually seem in favour of finger foods from the beginning.

"From six months, you can start giving your baby finger foods - foods they can pick up and eat themselves. This encourages them to chew, and teaches them how to feed themselves. They're also quick and simple to prepare."Standing

This leaflet on weaning also says to "Allow your baby to feed themselves, using their fingers, as soon as they show an interest"

This quote from Professor David Candy from the BBC take on the story rather amused me. He said: "Some babies could manage this, but others may not have the oromotor skills necessary to chew the food - they would just push it out of their mouths."

Erm...yeah could it be the baby telling you they are not ready for solids yet perhaps? You don't got forcing a baby to walk before they are ready, the age at which babies do this varies but they all get there in the end. Same thing here. Don't force solids before they are ready. Perhaps the guy was caught off guard and hadn't really ever thought about it before, gastroenterologists I imagine are so used to seeing problems they forget what healthy babies are capable of I suppose.

As for Jenson, he's getting into his cutlery now. In fact he gives me a funny look if we sit down for dinner and haven't given him his knife and fork or at least a spoon.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


My First Toast

Sunday Jenson had his first try of wheat and *fingers crossed, touch wood* no reaction so far. Which will make things much easier when we fancy eating out somewhere.
I'll give it a week or 2 and see how he goes with dairy. Then he can join in hopefully when we go out for pizza!
Look at his little knee!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Birthday boy!

Jenson is 1 tomorrow! I can't believe it, why is it the more children you have the faster they grow up?
Today he was tucking into a jacket potato and beans (the low salt kind). He was really having a good try with his spoon.
Whether this is a BLW thing or not I've noticed he's pretty good at working out what he can eat. Having older, messy brothers he often finds himself a small toy, pebble or raisin somehow. He knows the raisin is food and will eat it but not the inedible stuff.

Saturday, March 31, 2007