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Weaning – slowly does it.

I thought I’d share a little update on our weaning journey with Noddy. He’s 7 months now, and by this stage his older siblings were greedily eating all the food they could grab. N though, has always had a rather disinterested approach to food. It’s really hard when your child has little interest in food. I have battled for years with a fussy eater, and it is heart breaking, so I did panic when N didn’t want to try solids at first. But, we’ve persisted.

Weaning - baby in baby bjorn high chair

We started weaning a little early on the advice of our health visitor. However, it was a disaster and we gave up, deciding to try again once he was 6 months. Our journey began with trying to encourage him to eat finger foods, but he just threw them down. So we tried pureed carrot which nicely decorated clothes (mostly mine) and the floor. We had 5 weeks of pure frustration, weaning wasn’t meant to be this hard?! Noddy was unimpressed with everything we presented him with, looking at us like we were insane. It was hugely frustrating, and I did begin to wonder if I could ever persuade him to eat. He would try a tiny bit one day, and the next day keep his mouth firmly shut. While we were on holiday he ate more, but it didn’t seem very much still.

7 months arrived, and I decided to just carry on the weaning journey introducing more to his diet.

7 month old weaning

Noddy greedily ate a big portion of pasta with ricotta and tomato sauce, yes he smothered quite a lot over his face, but a huge amount went in his mouth and was greeted with happy noises. Stronger flavours are more popular with him, we have had success with foods flavoured with herbs and spices. He likes to feed himself, though finger foods aren’t always a success. I’ve noticed that he prefers to grab the spoon and help feed himself. Though, he is no where near co-ordinated enough to do it all by himself, he does try! We have started to try things like egg on toast over the last week, which has proved popular. He also happily sits in his highchair while we eat dinner, and will have a little of whatever we are having. This has mixed success – sometimes he will just throw it on the floor and other times he will try a bit.

Drinking..

He loves his sippy cup, though I think he loves throwing the contents of it around as much as he likes drinking from it! Everywhere gets soaked! Thankfully it is only water, so it is quick to mop up! I’ve started to think that he’s having a little too much milk, but he’s such a petite baby that I’m trying not to worry. This week he has a horrible cold, and perhaps that is why he is keen to drink a little more milk than “he should”.

So, all in all, while we have had a slow start, I think we’re getting there. I just hope he continues to enjoy trying different flavours!

 

WIN New Tommee Tippee Cups – Thrills not Spills!

When you’re going on an adventure, it’s important to stay hydrated. Any parent of a small child will know that once children start using a sippy cup, there is always a fear of spills! OK, so it may just be water, but when you have to change clothes repeatedly as they’ve managed to tip the cup upside down and it leaked all over them..(for the third time!) it’s just a little frustrating! Tommee Tippee have introduced a new range of cups for children aged 4months to 3 years, aimed at each major stage of development and guess what, they’re no spill! They’re clever as the parts of each cup are interchangable, so there’s no need to throw the cup away once you move onto the next stage, you can keep it and use parts from one of the other bottles – perfect if the cup has your childs favourite design on it! All the cups are BPA free, and dishwasher safe too! Continue reading WIN New Tommee Tippee Cups – Thrills not Spills!

Thinking about weaning..

Where has time flown?! My little girl is almost 6 months. We’ve been letting her sit in her high chair while we eat, and she’s already started to understand mealtimes and gets frustrated if you forget to put her into her highchair to sit with us! I think, we will baby led wean as Yo has already grabbed and had first bites of cooked carrot, and spinach…yes spinach! Continue reading Thinking about weaning..

On a Bumpy Road..Weaning..

Elvis is 7months, and has always been great at eating solids until last week that is, when he decided they weren’t for him. I still have no idea what caused his sudden and rather worrying burst of anxiety whenever faced with anything which wasn’t a bottle of milk at mealtimes. Bowls of puree have been flying across the room as his temper flared and my patience was tested to the limit, especially with Boo being helpful with such comments as ‘I don’t think he wants that Mummy’…

 I have discovered if I can get big brother Boo to sit with him and eat the same things, we get a better result but sometimes Boo is less accommodating and doesn’t want to eat ‘baby food’. So here I am sitting on a Sunday afternoon with a terrible head ache, wondering what delight to tempt Elvis with next?  I’m reminding myself that tomorrow is another day, he won’t starve while he’s on formula and he will eat if he eats with us which although logistically is a nightmare, at least shows he is a social eater!

Progress today, breakfast was eaten without much fuss and a partially mashed banana was devoured for lunch. He appears to want chunky textures to chew on, and has missed that in between stage entirely, I think left to himself he’d tuck into a big cheese sandwich! So for today at least, weaning is making steady progress again. Time for me to get my thinking cap on, to keep his taste buds happy!