Audrey at Anglesea
At 5 months Audrey can…
Audrey is still fully breastfed but now that she has two teeth, can sit up straight and is interested in food, we have started giving her pieces of food to explore. (But she isn’t chewing or swallowing yet). We won’t worry about regular meals until about 6 months or whenever she works out how to chew and swallow.
We are using baby led weaning to start her on solid food. The most important rule of baby led weaning is to never put food in the baby’s mouth for her - you put food in her hands or where she can pick it up, play with it, and eventually work out how to eat it. The baby learns to chew and move food around her mouth before learning how to swallow. By practicing self feeding from the start and exclusively, benefits include reduced risk of choking, constipation, and overeating. Disadvantages include that it’s very messy, and you have to allow your baby to self feed all the time because interchanging self-feeding with parent-feeding is the biggest choking hazard.
Things I want to spoil her with
Audrey helping James with his programming
Uncle Will came for a visit today and learned how to change a nappy.
Audrey & James at Sorrento Beach
In her little tent in the car (the only way we can get her to travel without crying)
Audrey getting into the holiday vibe with a sleep in