Jump to content

Blw & childcare
They want to give dd purees


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 WaitForIt

Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:45 PM

I've tried and failed to explain blw to the childcare centre DD is starting at. She has only just started blw and isn't swallowing much. I told them this and imthought they were ok with it but when it came to the crunch they decided she wasn't handling eating the pasta so gave her applesauce. I've given her pasta, she is able to break bits off into her mouth but they fall out or she spits them out. Some does go down, just not much!
I'm thinking it might be easier if they just feed her purees and I continue with blw at home but I don't know how that will work. Will she cope ok getting lots of solids 3 days a week at childcare, and only at her pace the other 4 days? Or will I need to give her at least some purees too?

#2 tick

Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:00 PM

A bit of spoon feeding won't hurt IMO, I've heard of more than a couple of kids who ate BLW style at home and were spoon-fed by childcare.  At her age I imagine she's still having lots of milk though and you should probably emphasise that you want this to remain her primary source of nutrition until she's a bit older ....  

Just play it by ear, you'll make sense of it as you go!

#3 Tree Sage

Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:14 PM


I dont know a lot about blw, but why cant you keep sending the finger food as well as puree?
The puree is going to be there to ensure she is getting enough to eat while at child care, while she has the finger food to explore and practice with.

Children and babies tend to eat so much more when in care as they are usually more active and stimulated and their appetitie increases accordingly. She might be sitting in her high chair next to another baby watching them get fed and opening and closing her mouth and leaning over indicating she wants some which is why the carers probably gave her extra.
Having worked in a babies room for 5 of my 10 years as a child carer i can assure you that the above scenario is not unusual and little babies do it all the time.
Maybe chat to your carer's about it.


#4 mandala

Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

I asked DS's daycare to do BLW, which they were very open to, but I'm sure sometimes he was given pureed/mashed food as well. He was happy to continue with BLW at home. In fact, he refused spoon feeding at all at home from 7 months, much to my MIL's disappointment. She was desperate to help feed him, and he wouldn't have a bar of it.

I figure that it's a very different set up having to get food into 4 kids in a short period of time, and that they're unlikely to be spending lots of time forcing food on him given everything else they have to do!


#5 deejie

Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

DS1 did BLW at home and had purees at child care (2 days/week when he started solids at 6months). He did just fine and it didn't seem to make a difference to him that he ate more on the child care days than at home. He went through a long period of complete spoon refusal at home but took it at child care!

#6 noonehere

Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:51 PM

My daycare was very supportive (she was 9 months  when started) they altered the meals to suit her same as they would with dairy etc
As she got older and could use a spoon they just let her self feed the meal

#7 laridae

Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:57 PM

I did BLW and daycare did purees (5 days a week).
DD coped just fine.  
I did get them to wait until about 6 months before they fed her them though.  She was sitting up etc well by that point.
It didn't take long before daycare switched to finger food anyway (just a couple of months).

#8 PurpleNess

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:53 PM

I do both with DS at home, he is spoon fed 2 meals a day & BLW at lunch time, snacks & sometimes dinner. Works fine, however I am finding that he's wanting to use the spoon himself now he's 1...

I think you'll all be ok.

#9 laridae

Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:59 PM

QUOTE (PurpleNess @ 02/01/2013, 09:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am finding that he's wanting to use the spoon himself now he's 1...




Let him, my DD was competently using a spoon by 14 months - with mess very rare.

#10 Tesseract

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:42 AM

She will be fine to do BLW at home and purees at childcare, however I would just emphasize to them that you do not want her to be overly encouraged to eat. A lot of parents fret that their child is not eating enough so staff can assume that you will be demanding that she eat a whole bowl for example. It sounds like this is what has happened with the pasta ie "she didn't eat much pasta so we gave her applesauce so she'd eat SOMETHING, we wouldn't let your child starve."

Could you stop in for a lunch time and feed her yourself so they know what you are comfortable with? For example if you tell/show them that you are happy for her to just play and not consume much. This way they will know that you won't come back at the end of the day and say "why hasn't my child eaten?"

Most childcare staff (and most people!) are a bit suspicious of BLW at the start, but the ease of it usually gets them in the end. (It is easier to clean up a mess than spoon feed a child, particularly when you're already cleaning and have lots of kids to contend with.) When I explained BLW to the staff at my childcare they looked at me funny but then said "so she feeds herself? Great!" You'll probably find your DD will start refusing the spoon feeding in a few months anyway if you're doing BLW at home.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

The popular baby name from the Rio Olympics

"With a pair of athletes who are not only successful, but seen as great role models – combined with a softer sound – it is like hitting the jackpot."

Toy stuck in baby's throat for two weeks

When Jude Atiga's baby son Laith was struggling to breathe the worried mum called an ambulance.

Mum awarded $20 million over birth power struggle with nurses

As a mother of three, Caroline Malatesta thought she knew what she was letting herself in for when it came to the birth of her fourth baby.

Win a Baby Jogger City Premier for Father's Day

To celebrate Father's Day, one lucky EB fan will win one of their own! Enter Now!

'There's a giant picture of BOOBS but I can not feed my child'

A mum was ushered out of an US department store's underwear section after discreetly breastfeeding her baby.

Why fatherhood scares many dads-to-be

Travis Bull vividly remembers discovering his partner was pregnant for the first time.

Free ticket offer

Pinky Mckay joins us again at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show presented by Blackmores with her expert baby settling advice. Register now for your free ticket.

Warning for pregnant women as flu-related deaths triple

A more than three-fold increase in flu-related deaths has sparked a plea for those with the flu to stay away from vulnerable people.

I'm trying to keep my child-free friends in my life, but it's tough

I tried to prove to my single friends that I was the same I'd always been. But marriage did change me - and motherhood has, too

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

Too many parents still putting babies in unsafe bedding: study

A study found that a whopping 91 per cent of four-week-old babies had been placed in cots with unsafe bedding.

Mum's shock as toddler fat-shamed by internet trolls

When a mother uploaded a cute photograph of her 14-month old child online, she did not expect a swarm of internet trolls to write that her toddler was fat.

How an Aldi staff member made one exhausted mum's day

It was a simple act of kindness, but one that made an exhausted mother's day.

The most awww-worthy celeb baby pics of the week

It's been a pretty cute week on Instagram in terms of celebs relishing their babies.

When 'Just Do It' just doesn't cut it

When even Michelle Bridges admits to struggling with her exercise regime, it's time to accept that having small children can be a legitimate reason for exercise not happening.

What life is really like when you have five kids

Life is cute with one, manageable with three, but at times completely impossible with five.

When no one can pronounce your baby's name

In Wales it's a common name, but over here, it's cause for some confusion.

Dad shares horror tale after Roomba's run-in with dog poop

It's the poop story that's been shared hundreds of thousands of times around the world.

How a homemade wheelchair is giving baby Evelyn freedom

Like all one-year-olds, Evelyn Moore is keen to get moving and explore the world around her. But a battle with aggressive cancer left the little girl paralysed from the waist down.

Single to double pram that folds with seat attached

A pram is a large purchase, and you only want to buy once.

Mum-to-be surprises husband with big news in joy-filled photoshoot

When Bri Dow learnt that she was expecting, she immediately knew she wanted to break the news to her husband Brandon in a special way.

Blake Lively: 'Post-pregnancy slim down pressure is so unfair'

Blake Lively has urged women not to feel pressured to lose weight after pregnancy.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

For the festival lover in all of us

Pre-book & Save 50%. Get your tickets now for Kidtopia Festival. 7-9 October 2016 Parramatta Park, Sydney.

Why drinking water can be deadly for babies

H2O is one of the necessities of life, but for babies a seemingly harmless amount of water can be fatal.

5 ways having a baby is different when you have older children

So much parenting advice is geared towards having your first baby, but what's it like having a baby when you already have children?

You can now make your own plush Falkor

Fans of The NeverEnding Story – of which there are certainly plenty – went crazy for these plush Falkors when they first went on sale last year.

Baby steps

10 things that will actually happen after having a baby

I thought I had prepared myself for motherhood. Then my baby girl arrived and knocked everything flat.

Having a baby: expectations vs reality

People love to warn you about what to expect when having a baby, but they can be way off when it comes to the reality.

Are we having fun yet? Thinking positively as a parent

Motherhood is wonderful ... except when it sucks.

The adorable smile of a baby seeing his mum clearly for the first time

There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.

When breastfeeding doesn't go with the flow

Breast is best, except when it's not. And in our case, it most definitely wasn't.

'If you don't vaccinate your kids you're a bloody idiot'

The photos are heartbreaking and almost too difficult to look at, but Kayley Burke is begging other parents to take notice.

Why pregnant women should eat chocolate

In news that will make expectant mums jump for joy - and reach for a block of Cadbury - scientists have revealed chocolate could provide health benefits during pregnancy.

The baby born with an incredible head of hair

If you're in any way challenged in the follicle department, prepare to feel a jolt of envy - at a two-month-old baby.

The push for Medicare to fund lactation consultants

While meeting with a lactation consultant can make an enormous difference to a new mother, it's not a service that is available through the public health system.

Parents, this is how to cut grapes to avoid choking

One mum has learnt a harrowing lesson about the best way to cut grapes to make it safe for toddlers and little kids to eat.

Three truths about C-section mums

Lately I've been thinking about the caesarean stories and the brave women who birth their children with strength and beauty.

Help! My baby will only sleep in my arms

It's stressful to be the one who is holding your baby most of the day, but it's even more stressful to wonder, 'am I doing something wrong? Or am I creating bad habits?'

 

ENTER NOW

Win one of two Father's Day Gift Packs

Sign up to receive our new Essential Kids announcements emails for a chance to win.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.