Wednesday 14 August 2013

Independence means.....

..... that litte miss Layla has decided she would like to feed herself now.

Well technically she has been feeding herself since we began the weaning journey because we went down the BLW route. This meant that most foods were cut up in a way that she could hold them and experiment herself.

However when it came to the messy bits, like mashed potatoes, yoghurts etc, I would feed her with a spoon.

In the past couple of weeks, Layla has decided that she no longer wants of needs mummy's help anymore, when I've tried to feed her she has either turned her head away or pulled the spoon right out of my hands.

So I decided to be brave (I'm not a big fan of mess) and this morning I gave her a spoon, well actually she ended up with two, not quite sure how and I also gave her a pot full of yoghurt.....

Ok she may be eating with the wrong end of the spoon and yes I think she wore more than she ate BUT she did it, just another way of showing me that she is growing up.


Ethans Escapades


  1. It's such a messy phase isn't it, but I think you're right to try it. Sometimes I think you get in the habit of doing something for your child as a parent and don't realise that they could have done it themselves. We've certainly done that and found out when we see his friends able to do something themselves.

    1. very true and lets be honest it doesn't take long to clean up the mess once they've finished x

  2. Sienna isn't quite here yet, she doesn't get that she has to put the spoon in her mouth, just chucks it everywhere! So messy haha!

    Kerry X

  3. awww honey what a really magical stage and its one that really creeps up on you isnt it! time really does fly with them.

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments xx

  4. I'm still waiting for this moment to happen with Ethan, he is quite happy for us to feed him! If there ever is a next time I may try baby led. She looks very happy feeding herself and making a mess ;0)

    Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)

    1. LOL I would be quite happy for someone to feed me too :) x


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