Posted on January 21, 2011

Weaning by Kelly/ Domestic Goddesque & *Giveaway*. CLOSED

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Hi everyone, the lovely Kelly (Domestic Goddesque) is here with her weaning experience today and is kindly bringing us a giveaway too! Please make her feel welcome :O)

Weaning is simple if you invest in just one thing. Yes, you heard me, one. No need for expensive bibs or splash mats or other things designed to help keep your child clean. All you need is a large roll of cling film. Simply cover the entire room in cling film and weaning will be a breeze. I can also advise stripping your child down to their nappy before you start feeding them, thus making them wipe-clean too. Only then should you set to it.
This advice is based on weaning two of my own children and several others in my former incarnation as nanny-to-the-stars (OK, the stars bit I made up to give myself more credibility). I have spent hours pureeing and mashing food, soaking and scrubbing stains from clothes, cleaning walls, floors and children.

When you begin, weaning is a fairly simple, tidy process.
Stage 1: you make up a small amount of ‘goo’, as it has always been referred to at DG Manor, an even smaller amount of which will actually be consumed by the baby, who appears to lap it up ineffectually like a cat.

Stage 2: the baby gets the idea, starts eating like it’s going out of fashion and, because all the food vanishes into the baby from the spoon, there’s very little mess.

Stage 3: lumps. A bit messier but you still have control of the spoon, which is crucial. There’s some finger food too, along the way, but the clean-up process is still remarkably easy. 
Up until this point things have run fairly smoothly over the months and you are thrilled that your precious baby is eating so well, trying so many flavours, enjoying eating in a variety of locations. It might even be said that you have been lulled into a false sense of security. And then, one day, you lose control: the baby will only feed herself. You may load the spoon, but she will put it into her own mouth, thank you very much. And that is why you need the cling-filmed room.

This is the stage I recently reached with Dimples, who is small but very determined and clearly just wants to be a big girl like her sister. In the past few days, I have cleaned pasta and beans, egg fried rice and yogurt, half-chewed grapes, banana custard and numerous other foodstuffs from the windows, walls, floors, furniture and child. I’ve given up washing my clothes: as they seem to get splattered within half an hour of me putting them on, it seems as though I am making unnecessary work for myself by putting clean clothes on every morning. I sometimes imagine that the Breakfast Room looks like a Crime Scene with food instead of blood. I can say with confidence that no amount of bib-wearing or splash-mat usage limited the spread of food around the room.
Neither of my girls read the books on weaning, or listened to the advice put forth by the Government that suggests babies should not be weaned until six months. The Threeva grabbed a spoonful of pear compote from me one day at 18 weeks and never looked back. Dimples was kindly fed chocolate by her older sister when she was 12 weeks old. A mere two weeks later she began screaming in anger whenever we were eating. We were on holiday at the time so I had to make do with what the Spanish supermarkets had to offer. She was on three meals per day before we came home. It’s been a food-based blur ever since. Which is why, when sorting out the kitchen cupboards I found some of the Tomy Momma range unused. A thoughtful gift to celebrate Dimples’ arrival, the warm plate and egg cooker remain untouched and I would like to give them to a reader.

How to Enter to win these 2 great items!!

You can do all of the actions below or just 1 of them but please make sure you leave a seperate comment for each action you take or your entries will not be valid & please make sure you leave a way of contacting you either email or twitter, Thank you x
  • Follow my blog via Google Friends
  • Follow Domestic Goddesque via Google Friends
  • Follow me on Twitter @SoniaThorpe
  • Follow Kelly On twitter @domesticgoddesq
  • Tweet the following “I’m in to win Tomy Momma goodies with @domesticgoddesq and @SoniaThorpe at http://thismummyloves.blogspot.com
Good luck! The winner will be drawn by random.org on February 14th 2011 x

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74 Comments

  • Reply hughese6 February 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Already following the blog on GFC
    @ericahughes

  • Reply hughese6 February 12, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Following DG on GFC
    @ericahughes

  • Reply Catherine February 11, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    I also already follow @SoniaThorpe
    on twitter @catdoran

  • Reply Catherine February 11, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    I already follow Kelly On twitter @catdoran

  • Reply JulieJulieJulie February 10, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    I just tweeted! @juliejesta

    ..
    I’m in to win Tomy Momma goodies with @domesticgoddesq and @SoniaThorpe at http://thismummyloves.blogspot.com

  • Reply JulieJulieJulie February 10, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Now following @domesticgoddesq
    on twitter

    @juliejesta

  • Reply JulieJulieJulie February 10, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    already follow you on Twitter… thats were i saw this competition. 😉

    @JulieJesta

  • Reply JulieJulieJulie February 10, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Followed DG on Google friend

  • Reply JulieJulieJulie February 10, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I'm following the blog on google friends.

  • Reply Lowie February 5, 2011 at 12:45 am

    following your blog too!

  • Reply Lowie February 5, 2011 at 12:45 am

    I'm following Kelly on Twitter @lowie789

  • Reply Lowie February 5, 2011 at 12:43 am

    I've retweeted the competition @lowie789

  • Reply Lowie February 5, 2011 at 12:43 am

    I'm following you on Twitter @lowie789

  • Reply Sarah February 2, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I'm following your blog via Google friends

  • Reply Sarah February 2, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    I'm following @domesticgoddesq on Twitter as @Blatherskite_MN

  • Reply Sarah February 2, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    I'm following you on Twitter as @Blatherskite_MN

  • Reply Marzena February 1, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I tweeted as @marzutek

  • Reply Marzena February 1, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I follow @domesticgoddesq on Twitter as @marzutek

  • Reply Marzena February 1, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    I already follow you on Twitter as @marzutek

  • Reply Marzena January 31, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    I follow Domestic Goddesque via Google Friends as Marzena

    @marzutek

  • Reply Marzena January 31, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    I already follow your blog as Marzena

    @marzutek

  • Reply hughese6 January 29, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Tweeted @ericahughes

  • Reply hughese6 January 29, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Following @domesticgoddesq on twitter
    @ericahughes

  • Reply hughese6 January 29, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Following you on twitter @ericahughes

  • Reply hughese6 January 29, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Following Domestic Goddesque via Google Friends
    @ericahughes

  • Reply hughese6 January 29, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Following your blog
    @ericahughes

  • Reply milkpetal January 28, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    & I have tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/milkpetal/status/31090207872778240

    Thanks to you both for the fab comp 🙂

  • Reply milkpetal January 28, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Following Kelly on twitter (@milkpetal)

  • Reply milkpetal January 28, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Following you on twitter (@milkpetal)

  • Reply milkpetal January 28, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Am following Domestic Goddesque via google friend connect.

  • Reply milkpetal January 28, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Am following you via google friend connect 🙂

  • Reply Lauren W January 27, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    I am following this blog via Google Friends 🙂

  • Reply Lauren W January 27, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    I am following Domestic Godd-esque via Google Friends

  • Reply Lauren W January 27, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    I tweeted this competition. @laurenawoodward

  • Reply Lauren W January 27, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    I am following @domesticgoddesq on Twitter (@laurenawoodward)

  • Reply Lauren W January 27, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    I am following @mummyloves on Twitter (@laurenawoodward)

  • Reply Jo January 24, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I tweeted the competition @themodernmummy

  • Reply Jo January 24, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I follow @domesticgoddesq on Twitter (@themodernmummy)

  • Reply Jo January 24, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I follow @SoniaThorpe on Twitter (@themodernmummy)

  • Reply Jo January 24, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I follow the blog

  • Reply missielizzie January 22, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Tweeted the link @missielizzieb

    Thank you x

  • Reply missielizzie January 22, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Following @domesticgoddesq on twitter @missielizzieb

  • Reply missielizzie January 22, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Following you on twitter @missielizzieb

  • Reply missielizzie January 22, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Following Domestic Goddesque via Google Friends
    Missielizzie

  • Reply missielizzie January 22, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Following your blog – Missielizzie

  • Reply Catherine Miller January 21, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    I have tweeted about the giveaway ;D

  • Reply Catherine Miller January 21, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Following @domesticgoddesq on twitter 🙂

  • Reply Catherine Miller January 21, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Following @SoniaThorpe on twitter

  • Reply Catherine Miller January 21, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Now following Domestic Goddesque as well 🙂

  • Reply Catherine Miller January 21, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Following this great blog 🙂

    @katylittlelady

  • Reply jumblyMummy January 21, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    and the Domestic Goddesque blog!

  • Reply jumblyMummy January 21, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    and following domesticgoddesq as @jumblyMummy

  • Reply jumblyMummy January 21, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I'm following you on twitter as @jumblyMummy

  • Reply jumblyMummy January 21, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    and I have tweeted as @jumblyMummy

  • Reply jumblyMummy January 21, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    I'm following this blog

    @jumblyMummy

  • Reply anna8301 January 21, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Tweeted 🙂 thank you

  • Reply anna8301 January 21, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    I follow @domesticgoddesq @anna8301

  • Reply anna8301 January 21, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    I follow you on twitter @anna8301

  • Reply anna8301 January 21, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I follow Domestic Goddesque via Google Friends

  • Reply anna8301 January 21, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    I am your follower via Google Friends

  • Reply cheekyd19 January 21, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Following Kelly On twitter @cheekyd19

  • Reply cheekyd19 January 21, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Following Domestic Goddesque via Google Friends

  • Reply cheekyd19 January 21, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Have tweeted @cheekyd19

  • Reply cheekyd19 January 21, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Following blog

  • Reply mummy24 January 21, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    i've tweeted too @ashlallan

  • Reply mummy24 January 21, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    i am following kelly on twitter @ashlallan

  • Reply mummy24 January 21, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    i already follow you on twitter

  • Reply mummy24 January 21, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    i already follow you with google friends

  • Reply mummy24 January 21, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    i am following domestic goddesque via google friends

  • Reply mandy4baz January 21, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Tweeted @mandy4baz

  • Reply mandy4baz January 21, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Following Kelly On twitter @domesticgoddesq

  • Reply mandy4baz January 21, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Following me on Twitter @SoniaThorpe

  • Reply mandy4baz January 21, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Following Domestic Goddesque via Google Friends

    Amanda Moss
    @mandy4baz

  • Reply mandy4baz January 21, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    following blog! x
    Amanda Moss
    @mandy4baz

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