Jul 13, 2010 7:12AM
How did you start, and how did you progress?? Any tips or advice??
Jul 12, 2010 4:14PM
Not sure if this has any useful information...
We are starting on Thursday, when lo will be exactly 6 months, and will do purees and BLW.
If your lo is younger than 6 months. Give a few spoonfuls of baby rice made with baby's milk, after the lunchtime bottle. Do this for about 3 days. Then you can introduce another flavour, either to the rice or on it's own. So a root veg like carrot, turnip etc and fruit purees. Once again for about 3 days. Then you can mix your tastes.
When you think lo is ready, maybe after a week or so, you can introduce another meal. So breakfast.
If lo is over 6 months you can do BLW and they can have anything except honey, runny eggs and peanuts if there's an allergy in the family.
Obviously have to be conscios of salt and sugar contents.
I'm sure you'll get more advice from those that are/have weaned. But hope that helps a little. xx
Jul 12, 2010 4:44PM
Thanks for your replies happyflump and mithical, and good luck for Thursday
Jul 12, 2010 4:59PM
We started dd on baby porridge and stuck to this at lunch time for 2 weeks, just so she could get used to it and then we started introducing vegetables and fruit etc... now she has a good appetite and like Mithical says she doesnt get anything like runny eggs, peanuts, honey or any sweet stuff, we do give her Plum range pomegranate or apple biscuits but the only thing she hates so far is salmon but that could be because I hate it too
Jul 13, 2010 12:44AM
Thanks Mrs Hall. I'm sure I'll be posting about something, at some point! ;\) xx
Jul 13, 2010 2:10AM
Can I ask a weaning Q?
If you aim to follow the 6 month guideline, should the 6 months be to the date or 26 weeks?
I understand that if you wait then you only have a small window of opportunity to get them established.
Jul 13, 2010 4:13AM
James will be 25+6/6 months exactly when we start in a couple of days. I couldn't have got it much closer!
Personally I was waiting until 6 calendar months. xx
Jul 13, 2010 4:33AM
I just started weaning today! It's Adam's five month birthday.
I have started offering baby rice made up with his usual formula, about an hour after his breakfast bottle. So far so good!
I am planning on sticking with breakfast for a week or so (maybe adding some pureed apple to the rice) then progressing on to lunch.
I can't belive I'm weaning!
Jul 13, 2010 7:12AM
Yay. Go **Cath**!
May 12, 2019 12:04PM
hi everyone, new here but desperate for advice! My son is 1 month old on Tuesday and has been bottle feeding for the past 2 weeks. He has had problems since. He is extremely irritable, I’m sure my Son doesn’t have anytime while awake not crying, he cries ALL the time and I try EVERYTHING with no success. I have been to the hospital and doctors and they are so very unhelpful, they just tell me he has colic and basically I have to deal with it. I am almost certain, and the hospital also said, he has reflux (silent) as he rarely spits up but it is getting far worse and he is becoming more and more irritable, coughing after feeds and in between and starting to refuse feeds, scream, want them, take them and scream again. He has had Carobel from the hospital as they didn’t want to give Gaviscon due to chance of constipation, but it did absolutely nothing for him. He is now simply on infacol but has trouble pooing, which causes him distress, but is very runny. I guess i am I am desperately looking for advice on what to do, as it is increasingly hard with a baby that cries all day and won’t sleep or settle due to milk coming back up. I feel like I’m missing something and not giving him what he needs? HE IS SUCH A HUNGRY BABY! I feed him, change his nappy, cuddle him, sing to him, wind him, put him in swinger, walk round house, car - I am lost! Health visitor has done a referral to dietician however who knows how long this will take! Dad is lactose intolerant. Also, how much does your baby eat, or did eat at 1 month? Mine wants food every 1.5/2 hours! Please help!
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