Another guest post for you today about weaning by the lovely Aimi @aimirowe :O)
It doesn’t take any mother long to realise that all children are completely different, so what suits one child won’t always work for another.
I should know I have two children and they are chalk and cheese (not there names obviously ).
When I started weaning with my little boy he was around 4 and a half months, which I know is young but he never got on that well with milk and just wasn’t putting weight on.
After a discussion with my health visitor we decided to give it a try, it was a revelation to Harrison he loved proper food that you could chew, swallow and spit back out if he didn’t care for it. I think it was down to Harrisons enthusiasm for food which turned me into a pureeing machine.
Me and my husband never discussed if we would make food and puree it or buy jars it was just natural that we would cook it ourselves, and once I started I couldn’t stop. I was always cooking something to poor into ice cube trays for another day and the freezer was full of bags with information on what type of food was in there and the date I made it.
Although this sounds like a lot of work I really enjoyed it and I think when you make all your vegetables individually you get a much better idea what your child likes, Maggie for example loved sweet potato not so keen on carrot so 2 cubes sweet potato and 1 carrot would go down a treat.
My children are now 6 and 4 and my boy still has a very good appetite ( making him an apple and berry crumble as I type), my little girl is slightly more fussy about her food, and I do sometimes miss the days where you just put it in there mouths and they ate it rather than the pleading with her to just eat 3 bits of carrot then she can finish.
I think the most important thing, as with everything in parenthood is to do what you feel suits you and your family best, the less stressed you are by a situation the easier it will be for everyone.