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Baby Led Weaning: First Month of Food & How It Was Prepared

So you’re ready to jump on the bandwagon for baby led weaning, but you’re not sure what to give your baby to eat or how to make it? You’re in luck! Today I’m sharing with you Kylie’s entire first month of food, starting at 5 months & 3 weeks old. I will also share exactly how I prepared it and the relative sizes of pieces, plus I’ve provided links to videos, so you can watch her trying each new food! Although every baby’s taste preferences and skills are different, this might help to give you an idea of what you might be able to expect with your own little one!

*Note: We don’t have a history of any food allergies in our family, however, I decided to err on the side of caution and only introduced one new food at a time, for two days each, before moving on to something new. If your baby is at a higher risk for food allergies due to a family history, you will want to proceed with more caution (perhaps 3 to 5 days per food) and also consult your pediatrician before introducing any potentially allergenic foods to your baby. With that said, most of the fresh fruits and vegetables listed below are unlikely to cause an allergic reaction.

(Entire video playlist can be viewed on YouTube here.)

Days 1 & 2: Avocado
– Preparation: very ripe, raw, pitted, halved lengthwise, each half sliced into 3 lengthwise wedges, skin partially left on each wedge
– Videos: day 1, day 2

Days 3 & 4: Banana
– Preparation: very ripe, raw, cut in half crosswise, with just some of the peel removed around the top and stem end left on as a “handle”
– Videos: day 1, day 2

Days 5 & 6: Cucumber
-Preparation: raw, skin on, sliced in half crosswise and then into 4 lengthwise spears per half [also gave thin, round slices on another day]
– Videos: day 1, day 2

Days 7 & 8: Pear
– Preparation: very ripe, raw, peeled, sliced into finger-size wedges
– Videos: day 1 (no video), day 2

Days 9 & 10: Sweet Potato
– Preparation: fresh, peeled, sliced into finger-size sticks, steamed 10 – 12 minutes, served warm
– Videos: day 1, day 2

Days 11 & 12: Apple
– Preparation: peeled, sliced into 8 wedges, seeds removed, steamed 25 minutes, turned heat off, sat in covered pot for another 5 minutes, served warm
– Videos: day 1, day 2

Days 13 & 14: Broccoli
– Preparation: frozen florets (various sizes), steamed 10 minutes, served warm
– Videos: day 1, day 2

Days 15 & 16: Carrot
– Preparation: using fresh regular size ones, cut into finger width/length segments, steamed 25 minutes, served warm
– Videos: day 1, day 2

Days 17 & 18: Asparagus
– Preparation: fresh, selected average thickness pieces, trimmed woody ends, steamed 7 minutes, served warm
– Videos: day 1, day 2

Days 19 & 20: Plum
– Preparation: medium ripe, skin on, pitted, sliced into 6 to 8 wedges depending on size of plum, steamed 6 minutes, served warm
– Videos: day 1, day 2

Days 21 & 22: Tomato
– Preparation: very ripe, raw, skin on, sliced into 6 to 8 wedges depending on size of tomato, some of the fleshy white center removed
– Videos: day 1, day 2

Days 23 & 24: Peach
– Preparation: very ripe, raw, skin on, pitted, sliced into 8 wedges
– Videos: day 1, day 2

Days 25 & 26: Kiwi
– Preparation: very ripe, raw, peeled first day (too slippery), skin ON the second day (better), ends sliced off, then sliced in half lengthwise, each half sliced into 4 skinny wedges
– Videos: day 1, day 2

Days 27 & 28: Cauliflower
– Preparation: fresh florets (various sizes), steamed 10 minutes, served warm
– Videos: day 1, day 2

Days 29 & 30: Mango
– Preparation: very ripe, raw, skin on, pitted, sliced into finger-thick wedges
– Videos: day 1, day 2

 

Which foods did you give your baby in their first month of baby led weaning? Share your experience in the comments below!

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