Textures / Consistencia

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It seems to me that one of the biggest misconceptions out there about Baby-Led Weaning is with regards to texture.
BLW does not mean that you only give your baby finger foods (I mean, what on Earth are those anyway?), it means that you give them your food, whatever it is.
Obviously, depending on how much they’ve developed their fine motor skills, some thing will not be easy for them to eat, such as giving peas to a baby without the pincer grip. And the first time you give them soup or yogurt you might choose to give them a preloaded spoon or let them drink from the bowl or dip their whole hands 😀
But they definitely will experience all textures, or at least all the textures you eat as a family.
Pictured: Chloe at 10 months, eating soup entirely by herself with a proper spoon and from a proper bowl.
No hago más que ver y oir a la gente que, sin entender lo que es la Alimentación Complementaria guiada por el Bebé, piensa que solo consiste en darle trozos de comida tamaño dedo, y que los bebés nunca toman cosas con diferentes texturas.
Pues no, realmente es tan sencillo como darle lo que tú estés comiendo, sea de la consistencia que sea.
Obviamente depende de cuánto haya desarrollado la psicomotricidad fina; por ejemplo le va a costar trabajo comer guisantes si no es capaz de hacer pinza entre el índice y el pulgar. Y normalmente si le das yogur o sopa le vas a ir llenando tú la cuchara, o bien dejar que beba del bote o que meta las manos enteras jeje
Pero sin duda alguna va a ir experimentando todo tipo de consistencias, o al menos las que toméis en casa.
En la foto: Chloe con diez meses, comiendo sopa totalmente sola con una cuchara y bol de verdad.

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