Weaning: Getting Started
Well Bubs is now over 5 and a half months and my preparations are underway to start weaning! Bubs can sit up on her own, she can pick up food and put it in her mouth, and she is showing a real interest in food, and so I think we are ready, according to the DoH guidelines.
I am planning on trying baby led weaning with Bubs, as I think it sounds like a great idea! I read the book by Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett, and I must say it was so easy to read, and made the whole process sound very clear and easy to do, and made me feel confident that I could do it! Baby led weaning (of BLW for short) is so easy, I keep thinking there must be more to it!
As bubs can sit up, and has been wanting to try food, she has already tried some cucumber, banana, broccoli and apple. It’s usually when I am eating that she will show an interest. She likes to hold it, suck it, and she has gnawed a little off as well (or so it seems from the nappies!).
What We Have Bought:
I have now bought a high chair after recommendations from twitter. The Ikea Antilop is great, it is only £16 and it seems to do the job!
I also bought a shower curtain to go underneath, as I have been told it gets messy!
I have also bought these delightful cups from My Baby Cups. I really want to encourage Bubs to drink out of a cup rather than bottles or sippy cups, so I am really looking forward to using these.
My Mum also bought me this plate and cutlery set, it’s so cute! Although she may not use it to start with, I will keep that for later on.
Food: I have bought avocado, cucumber, houmous, apples, bananas, pears, peppers, baby corn, mangetout, potato and rice cakes which we will try over the next week. I say we as I will probably be eating all this too (Well, I am trying to eat more healthily!)
So I think I’m all set. If you’re starting to wean, or are weaning, or have any posts related to weaning, why not comment below, so we can all support and help each other?
Or, please give me your helpful hints and tips for weaning in the comments below!