So one of my biggest concerns with BLW was the in between. I understood that at the beginning, food was for fun and at the end they were eating food like little humans but how do you make the transition? I admit, I lost faith, my son lost about a pound with this last cold that lasted about 5 weeks and we broke out the purees, but other than that we have been offering him whatever we are eating and let him pick and chose what to consume. All of the sudden he eats, the food goes in his mouth and he swallows it, lots of food to the point where we have to order him a side dish when we go to restaurants because he’s eating so much of my food. Yesterday he ate about a cup of yogurt for breakfast, half a banana for snack, a mini turkey cheddar sandwich with peaches, and a few bison meatballs and quinoa salad for dinner. He definitely knows what he likes at this point and chooses to feed the rest to the dog (who is getting quite fat). With the turkey sandwich he ate the turkey and bread and threw the cheese on the floor. With the quinoa salad he ate the quinoa, zucchini and apples but threw the chard to the dog, who also wouldn’t eat it. Along the way we’ve picked up a few rules to help make this whole process easier. In restaurants, don’t let them get their food earlier, they always seem to want to do this but we wait to eat until everyone has their food. Toys are ok for distracting before the food comes, but sitting down at the table is about spending time together. In restaurants we try to order something that won’t make a total mess, we sometimes resort to the fork in restaurants to keep things tidy, although because we do BLW he often will take food off the fork and then pop it in his mouth. Overall it’s supposed to be fun, I think a lot of parents stress about introducing solids (myself included at some moments), but remember at this age your child will eat what they need to and supplement the rest with breast milk, as long as the breast milk is still flowing whenever they want it, everything will be just fine!