My Inspiration

My Inspiration

Thursday, 5 January 2012

A BLW convert...

As most of you know, Cuinn and I are weird parents  Attachment Parenting type people.

So, y'know, we do the whole co-sleeping, no cry solution, breast is best, baby wearing and all that "hippy stuff". 

Seriously, I get called a hippy, but if you met me, you would see that I'm not. I'm just a weird parent... Again, something else I get called. Whateve's.

Being this kind of parent I do get a LOT of criticism and only a tiny little bit of praise. The praise is generally in the form of, "Your baby is so happy/well behaved/such a good eater/the best baby in the world." So basically, I put it down to our parenting style. Even with the criticism we get, I am happy with our choices. Even if it is a little hard making much different parenting choices than my friends.

So you can imagine my delight when I met this new friend of mine who seems to want to parent in a lot of the same ways I do! Her "little man" (she calls him that, and I kind of picked up on it. Pretty sure he's gonna hate that name when he's like...6 feet tall, but that's what moms and moms friends are for... embarrassing the crap outta ya!) is 4 months old, so a lot of the parenting techniques haven't really started yet. Since, y'know, he basically just cuddles right now. But you know what I mean.

One of the things that A is going to be doing with her little man is BLW. I am so excited for her! She has asked for plenty of advice and I am always more than happy to share my experience with her. Every kid is different, and she really won't know what she's doing until she actually does it, but she has been so interested in our process and I think she wants to give it a go with little man. Her hubs is on board (which, seriously, is a huge plus. If he's not into it, it makes everything so much more difficult.), and in 2 months, she will start her BLW adventure.

She just posted a blog about it, so I want you all to go give her some love and read the rest of her blog too.

You can read all about her awesomeness here!

Yay for friends!!


Ashley said...

:) I am so exicted to start this!! I am glad you introduced me to this!!

Emily said...

Forgive me, but what is BLW?

Just Another Mummy Blog said...

BLW is shorthand for Baby Led Weaning. In a nut shell it's a different way of introducing your baby to solids. No puree's, no rice cereals, no mush. Just food. Real, honest to goodness food.