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Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
Oct 2nd '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Laurnabeth:</b>" Not afraid of choking at all. I thought to do BLW its best to start later like 8 months. WIC gave me baby food and cereal coupons, I just said yes without thinking."</blockquote>




Nah you can start at 6 months...my son just wasn't ready until 8-9 months. Every baby is different :].



So does that mean you have to use the coupons or you will get in trouble with WIC like they might drop you I mean

Lady Anon Due December 25 (girl); 1 child; Davenport, Iowa 4610 posts
Oct 2nd '12
Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Laurnabeth:</b>" Not afraid of choking at all. I thought to ... [snip!] ... :]. So does that mean you have to use the coupons or you will get in trouble with WIC like they might drop you I mean"


Im not sure what to do about WIC.



Im not sure if he is ready. Ill have to check out the ready signs again, but with the tongue thrust how can you tell if they still have it?

Lady Anon Due December 25 (girl); 1 child; Davenport, Iowa 4610 posts
Oct 2nd '12

This might be a stupid question but with the pincer grasp he will grab things with his finger and thumb, is that the pincer grasp regardless if his other fingers are out or not.?

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
Oct 2nd '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Laurnabeth:</b>" Im not sure what to do about WIC. Im not sure if he is ready. Ill have to check out the ready signs again, but with the tongue thrust how can you tell if they still have it?"</blockquote>




If they immediately push out any food they stick in their mouths

Lady Anon Due December 25 (girl); 1 child; Davenport, Iowa 4610 posts
Oct 2nd '12
Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Laurnabeth:</b>" Im not sure what to do about WIC. Im not ... [snip!] ... how can you tell if they still have it?"</blockquote> If they immediately push out any food they stick in their mouths"


So you gotta give him food to test it.

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
Oct 2nd '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Laurnabeth:</b>" This might be a stupid question but with the pincer grasp he will grab things with his finger and thumb, is that the pincer grasp regardless if his other fingers are out or not.?"</blockquote>




My son started getting the pincers grasp once I started giving him pees and kale puffs...in the beginning (a month ago HA) he would just grab it with all his fingers and eat it like ....a corn dog? Kwim?

Lady Anon Due December 25 (girl); 1 child; Davenport, Iowa 4610 posts
Oct 2nd '12
Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Laurnabeth:</b>" This might be a stupid question but with the ... [snip!] ... kale puffs...in the beginning (a month ago HA) he would just grab it with all his fingers and eat it like ....a corn dog? Kwim?"


lol. Liam will grab with his finger and thumb but his other fingers will be extended, like not tucked into the palm if that makes sense.

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
Oct 2nd '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Laurnabeth:</b>" So you gotta give him food to test it."</blockquote>




Yep just put something non slippery yet soft in front of him...my son had to develop his grasp..at first I left part of the Peel on stuff so he could hold it...now he grabs it pretty well with no Peel....he loves to suck on peels to...never eats them just chews on them like gum and spits them out later

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
Oct 2nd '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Laurnabeth:</b>" lol. Liam will grab with his finger and thumb but his other fingers will be extended, like not tucked into the palm if that makes sense."</blockquote>




Oh yeah that's a great pincer grasp :)

Lady Anon Due December 25 (girl); 1 child; Davenport, Iowa 4610 posts
Oct 2nd '12
Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Laurnabeth:</b>" So you gotta give him food to test it."</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... pretty well with no Peel....he loves to suck on peels to...never eats them just chews on them like gum and spits them out later"


What is best to give,



I recall you said avacado, sweet potatoes.



(Im kicking myself for not looking into this before now)



I buy frozen veggie mixes, what out of that can I steam?



Carrots? mushrooms? broc/cauliflower?

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
Oct 2nd '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Laurnabeth:</b>" What is best to give, I recall you said avacado, sweet potatoes. (Im kicking myself for not looking ... [snip!] ... looking into this before now) I buy frozen veggie mixes, what out of that can I steam? Carrots? mushrooms? broc/cauliflower?"</blockquote>



If its the baby carrots I wouldn't use those....you want like the normal large carrots...steam them and slice them in half and then down the middle...cauliflower you can steam...offer like either a giant baby one...or slices off a normal cauliflower. But later on when he's been eating for a while you can give the mixed baby veggies...my son eats w/e now and he started like 6 weeks ago

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
Oct 2nd '12

Actually wait he's got that good pincers grasp soo I say wait till he has the chewing part down then offer smaller pieces

Lady Anon Due December 25 (girl); 1 child; Davenport, Iowa 4610 posts
Oct 2nd '12
Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Laurnabeth:</b>" What is best to give, I recall you said avacado, ... [snip!] ... on when he's been eating for a while you can give the mixed baby veggies...my son eats w/e now and he started like 6 weeks ago"


They are like julienne carrot pieces.



I don't know if we should do purees or not. maybe for just a bit then steamed veg or both. Gah, this is hard. lol.

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
Oct 2nd '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Laurnabeth:</b>" They are like julienne carrot pieces. I don't know if we should do purees or not. maybe for just a bit then steamed veg or both. Gah, this is hard. lol."</blockquote>




Yeah you could do that....extra work really...he's not going to learn to chew until he eats the steamed veggies :]

Kara-lynn Due July 21; 65 kids; Florida 2063 posts
Oct 2nd '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Laurnabeth:</b>" Im not sure what to do about WIC. Im not sure if he is ready. Ill have to check out the ready signs again, but with the tongue thrust how can you tell if they still have it?"</blockquote>




I never used the WIC checks for the baby stuff. no issues :)