The lovely Heather of Something Blue is sharing her experience of weaning the gorgous little JW today – thanks so much for sharing your story Heather x
I’ve been weaning JW for a few weeks now. We held him off as long as possible but it became clear that he needed more than milk. We had put him on hungry baby milk but he was still waking up in the night where previously he had slept through; he would scream at the end of every bottle for more milk yet when I tried increasing the quantity he was sick because his little tummy obviously couldn’t fit any more in!
|First taste of baby rice.|
We won a weaning starter pack from Hipp Organic so we had everything we needed to start weaning. We started very slowly with just a bit of baby rice. Everyone warned me to expect the baby rice to be spat out – ha! JW wolfed it down! We just gave him one meal a day for the first couple of weeks & that seemed to go well.
After a couple of weeks we moved onto two meals a day. At this point he was leaving a lot of his milk as he wanted more food so we ended up dropping one of his bottles. I’ve been really worried about when I should or shouldn’t drop milk feeds but ultimately I’m allowing JW to guide me. Some days he wants more milk than others, and he always makes it clear what he wants!
Have I got something on my face?
I purchased a baby mouli & a silicone ice cube tray from Gourmet Kitchenware (find @Gourmetmummy on Twitter. They sell fab things & she’s lovely!) and I set about turning my kitchen into a baby food factory! I have to say that I really enjoy making purées. And although I’m happy to use jars of baby food from time to time (particularly when we’re out and about) they’re not a patch on the homemade stuff! JW is also not as keen on the jars as he likes a bit of texture to his food so I end up adding baby rice to them so they’re not so smooth.
|All this eating has worn me out 🙂|
|See, I can do it myself!|
He does have a habit of grabbing a handful of food as it heads towards his mouth, and then shoving his fingers/thumb into his mouth along with the food. It creates some rather messy situations! I never realised that I would end up picking bits of carrot out of my son’s nose/eyebrows/ears!
|Anyone for spinach?|