I’ve become ‘that’ parent. The parent who states she wants to try baby led weaning this time instead of rice cereal, purees, then finger foods (if you’re lost on what baby led weaning means, as it is a strange term for letting your child feed themselves from the very start) but then once we start, babe breaks off a piece of carrot, I freak out, grabs the food from his mouth and proceed to cut it into super small pieces.
Turns out I’m petrified of Gabriel choking. So scared I startled him more by pulling the food out of his mouth when he probably could have dealt with it himself. Sigh. Now I have food-related anxiety on top of everything else (aka driving, leaving them, you name it..). Wonderful!!! Looks like we’ll just continue to give him food we’re eating but just mush it up into little pieces and feed via a spoon. Oh, and did I mention I also don’t trust anyone else to feed him but myself? It’s bad but I’m working on it. One day at a time..
Don’t let these pictures fool you either, the boy LOVED carrots!! You know, when I wasn’t forcibly yanking them out of his poor mouth. We’ve also tried some chicken and a red pepper, which also went over well. And a cucumber. He seemed confused about what that was though..