Introduction – Nic & Frankie

Hi there! I’m Nicole. My son, Frankie and I are very excited to share this part of our BLW journey with you. My husband and I welcomed Frankie on the 27th of April, 2012. He has 2 very adoring older sisters. Samantha, who is 13 (14 tomorrow) and Millie, who is 2. I can’t say…

Aaaaaaand…We’re Back!

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So, all of us who blogged here before? Our babies grew up. And while some of them are still nursing (like my Anneliese) so are still technically in the weaning process, they’re really eating like “big kids” at this point. But my new baby Joseph reached 6 months a couple of weeks ago, and some…

Vietnamese Pho

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My husband is a big fan of Vietnamese Pho. A couple months ago (I’m behind in writing posts!) we tried out a little family-run restaurant within walking distance from our apartment. The boys loved it! Pho, for those who don’t know, is a rice noodle soup with bits of beef, then you add basil, jalapenos,…

BLW yogurt sauce

Yogurt sauce at 13 months

I haven’t posted in awhile because I feel like, at least for my experienced eater, BLW has turned into just plain eating at this point. Sebastian eats like a toddler, usually a major grazer, which is perfectly fine. It is totally normal for babies to eat less as their rate of growth slows down. Sebastian…

BLW & Constipation?

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I’m wondering how you other mamas deal with your babies’ constipation, or if they even have any. At 9.5 months, Baby J is swallowing more and more solid food. I try to offer him a variety of foods although he, like his older brother, has a preference for bready foods (cereal, rice bread). I’m having…

What is BLW? Our Story So Far

Baby eating tomatoes

Aside from cows milk, because of allergies and intolerance’s on my side of the family, we are all for M trying and eating anything that we’re eating. Not only is this a great way for him to experience a whole range of foods with no pressure, it might also clean up our diet, too! The…

Baby loves lentils!

baby led weaning pasta

Today was one of those days where no amount of MMP (Mummy’s Military Planning) would make things go smoothly and follow the schedule I’d set out in my head.  We missed the 4pm deadline when the supermarket closes to do this week’s big shop.  It meant I had very limited food in the fridge and…

Eating off the menu for the first time

Baby led weaning in restaurants

Recently we took Blake out for his first meal where we were to pick something for him to eat from the menu.  This was a huge deal for me.  I have spent months making absolutely everything he eats myself, from scratch but my husband and I decided it was time to take him out into…

BLW Friends

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I’d like to introduce you to Brown Bear. This is BiP’s latest BLW friend. Since she turned 1 year old meal times have become somewhat of a challenge. I guess the excitement of discovering the world on foot has become more interesting. BiP no longer wears a bib and she is no longer harnessed in…

Fried Aipim

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This past week my mother was in town visiting. She doesn’t come out this way often, so we always make the hour drive to a small, popular Brasilian cafe when she’s here. With no high chair, we had to feed Baby J on our laps. He had a sampling of each of our plates, but…