Rom Pom* is just over 5 months and we have just started giving her something to suck on. The first thing she tried was a lamb chop bone. I can't begin to explain the sheer ECSTASY on her face when she was sucking on that lamb chop bone!! Yes it is really messy, the small piece of banana today was mushed all over her, the bouncer and all her clothing, but she sucked a lot of it too. Celery was good for mushing into her gums and a nice change from my shoulder, hair, arm that is usually chewed or sucked on in the rare moments when it is not my breast!
oh so cute
So you are thinking: won't they choke? In a nutshell no, because the baby is in control of when the food goes in they are less likely too. You can read more here and here.
It makes sense I think. I think we will probably do a little of both... I still feel like she won't get enough food but apparently she will...? I am assured she will.
What do you think? What did you do with first food for your little one? Have you tried baby led weaning?
*not her real name, its close, but it's what we call her at home.