I mentioned that we've entered the world of baby led weaning with Avery. My sweet baby boy is just so independent, and wants to feed himself! I've always heard great things about baby led weaning, but to be honest, it always made me a bit nervous. All I could envision was my baby shoving too much food into his mouth, and choking. I'm sure that is a normal fear that most people have when starting baby led weaning.
Now that we're a bit into the process, it is much easier (on my end). I think it really helps that Avery is just so into it. He really loves trying new foods, and get all excited that he can actually feed himself!
I want to share one of my favorite foods for baby led weaning. Sweet potato "fries." They are incredibly easy to make, and a great wholesome food for your baby.
For this particular recipe, I used 4 sweet potatoes.
Next, I peeled the skins from the potatoes.
Then I had my husband slice them into a "fry" shape form. They were super hard to slice, and knives make me nervous...so I had my hubby participate :)
After they were sliced, I popped them into the oven at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. I flipped them over, and then baked them for 15 more minutes.
When they came out of the oven, I just let them cool for a bit before giving them to my little taste tester!
|"hey big bro, don't you be looking at my fry!"|
They were a huge hit! He really loved them!
These sweet potato fries are great for baby led weaning. They are cut in large enough pieces, so Avery can easily hold the fry, and place it into his mouth. They are also soft, so he can easily mash them up with his gums.
Did you try baby led weaning with your children? Or are you currently trying it? What are some of your favorite foods for baby led weaning?