Friday, 11 September 2009

Day 6 - Rice cake

Today was a bit of a fail - Jacob was up all night and we were exhausted as a result. His first feed was at a very uncharacteristic 5.30am so our rough daily plan was all over the place. He was very clingy and not keen to be left even for a minute or two all day so I resorted to plonking him in his highchair in the kitchen so he could watch me clear up and wash up.

I gave him a rice cake to nibble on, keeping a close eye as I was worried about him 'inhaling' it as it's so light and fluffy. It was fine though, he enjoyed the taste and had a good chew on the bigger pieces.

Letting him eat on his own like this isn't really the idea of BLW; we're supposed to eat as a family so that Jacob can watch us and see what we're doing, and he can share our food. I'm sure, though, that there are going to a few days where life gets in the way of idyllic family mealtimes. We'll do our best though, especially when he moves on from the fruit/veg stage.

We had aimed to do another meal at some point during the day, but it just wasn't feasible with the state he was in with his gums, so we gave in and put him down for an early night at 6pm.

We're both going to try and catch up on our sleep tonight ready for a day out with friends tomorrow at Barry Island.


  1. This is exactly what I do sometimes. I give my son a rice cake or a biscuit to keep him occupied and interested. He prefers it to any toy! I know it is not ideal BLW behaviour but it's really not easy sometimes to keep everything so well organised!
    BTW, I love your blog (shame you finshed writing it). I find it so useful. We have started BLW 2 months ago, I love it and of course have a blog of my own.

  2. Hi, and thanks for stopping by! I've just made a new post about where my blog is at now, you can find it here:

    Hope your weaning journey is going well x