I’ve been thinking about this post for a while.
What are my top tips for weaning?
I think as Baby G nears his first birthday, the one thing that resonates the most is that no two babies are alike.
I think given half the chance, Boo would still be spoon fed while around three weeks ago, G decided if it wasn’t fruit puree or yoghurt, he would rather feed himself.
Since being seven months, he has eaten what we have. I do think he is not so keen on green vegetables which, as a family, we eat quite a lot of. I therefore think his sudden dislike of my food stems (literally) from his fear that I will hide a leaf of cabbage or a sprout in his dinner.
I am just going to keep trying though as I feel if he doesn’t love sprouts like the rest of us, I have somehow failed as a mother.
So what was essential at the beginning has now changed although some things we have used throughout.
The high chair or some other seat you can sit your baby is top of the list, followed closely by bibs as it can get messy.
Spoons which they like taking food from is also a winner as well as little pots for food storage and serving.
While I used the pots for purees before, I am currently using them as little snack containers.
The large Vital Baby pots for example, make great containers for vegetable and bread sticks.
The other thing you will need lots of is perseverance as it can take babies quite a few tries before they will accept a new taste.
As I swept the floor last night after tea time, I reflected on our second weaning journey.
Weaning is basically a large scale picnic where you are tempting your child for what feels like forever and often end up sweeping it up off the floor or, in our case, feeding your dogs.
Not banana though, my dogs do not like them. Rusks though are their all time favourites.
We were asked to do this post as part of our Vital Baby Ambassadorship. All opinions are my own.