I’m confident that our baby can eat a well-planned vegan diet and grow up fit, healthy, and strong. We’ve been doing baby led weaning for six months now, which we all think is great.In this post about our bouncing vegan baby, I’ll be talking about expert advice; our daughter’s diet and nutrition; and my own diet and nutrition as a vegan of 20 years.
During weeks 20 and 21 of starting solid foods, we began to pack up our house to move. We tried to keep food as a priority, and used up some of the ends of our cupboards. New foods for our daughter included sugar-free banana muffins.
During weeks 18 and 19 of starting solid foods, our daughter was really unwell for the first time. We continued cooking family meals, and offering baby-friendly versions of these to her whenever she was well enough. New foods included chia berry jam, macaroni pasta, butterbean potato salad, and plantain.
During weeks 16 and 17 of starting solid foods, our daughter was ten months old. We started cooking a new dish each week, to offer the entire family a range of foods. New foods included rice noodles, silken tofu, lasagne, a barley risotto, and potato dauphinois.
During weeks 14 and 15 of starting solid foods, we focused less on our daughter’s food, and more on making sure we all ate a big range of foods. Our daughter ate a little food at the majority of mealtimes, but with less enthusiasm due to teething. She ate with her hands, and seemed to enjoy using a spoon less during these weeks.
During week 13 of starting solid foods, we focused on increasing the variety of foods we were offering our daughter.
During weeks 10 to 12 of starting solid foods, our daughter continued to eat with enthusiasm. She began heckling me for more food whilst she was eating.
During weeks 7 to 9 of starting solid foods, our daughter started to eat more, and with more enthusiasm. Our daughter ate with particular enthusiasm when she was hungry. This feels an obvious thing to write, but I’m writing it down anyway, as it feels easy to forget! As in the previous blog, our daughter …
During weeks 4 to 6 of our daughter starting solid foods, we all got more confident, and began to feel that her starting solid foods was more a part of our routine. It was a big adjustment for us all to change from exclusive breastfeeding, where all our daughter’s food was served as part of a big warm cuddle, and no preparation or cleaning up was required. This adjustment took time.
We’ve had three weeks of our daughter starting solid foods now, and so it felt like time for a post about how we are going with it all. food, and keen to interact with it. We are really enjoying seeing her licking, batting, squeezing, and putting the different foods in her mouth.