Please recommend a book on weaning
May 30, 2010 5:18AM
...title says it all really!
We'll be starting to wean Adam in a couple of months and I like to be prepared!
Thank you! xx
May 29, 2010 9:27AM
i found the annabel karmels 100 top purees really helpful in the first few months until i found my feet with it...i also recommend thta u join the hipp baby club
they sent me a guide/chart iwth how and when to introduce solids and how to progress (like when and how to up intake and when to move on to lumpier foods, otehr food types etc) i found it very very helpful and it's a good slow guide too so ur not rushing antthing, worked fantastically for ds when we started weaning at 23weeks. hth xx
May 29, 2010 1:05PM
Annabel Karmels New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner has been very useful for me xx
May 29, 2010 1:49PM
Kind of depends on what kind of approach you are wanting to take - if you are at all interested in BLW or want to find out more about it I highly recommend Gill Rapley's book, Baby Led Weaning (imaginative title!). I found it a really interesting read even if you decide not to do it (although having read it I am definitely going to give it a go).
May 29, 2010 2:01PM
I would second the Gill Rapley Baby led weaning book. It is a really interesting read if you are thinking of going down the BLW route. (I think I saw the book free with one of the baby magazines at the moment.)
May 29, 2010 2:47PM
yes i read this book and found it very interesting, and BLW my daughter from 6 months and loved it would defiantly recommend! x
May 29, 2010 4:01PM
I also recommend the BLW book by Gill Rapley, very interesting read, we'll definately be trying it with our lo. Traditional weaning really stressed me out with dd1.
May 29, 2010 4:14PM
I'm going with BLW one too. Amazing! My dd and I love BLW and even if you don't want to BLW its got a lot of fab stuff in it that makes so much sense.
For the more traditional approach I'd say the annabel karmel complete planner.
May 29, 2010 4:15PM
There is a Gill Rapley BLW book is free with the Baby & Pregnancy magazine that's out now. Not sure if it's the same one that people are recommending it but I've bought it, just to have a read over and thought I'd let you know xx
May 29, 2010 4:35PM
Defiantley the BLW weaning book it makes complete sense even if you don't end up doing BLW it helps you understand and approach feeding better, and the annabel Karmel complete meal planner x
May 29, 2010 4:51PM
I'd recommend the Gill Rapley book as well, we didnt do BLW from the start but we did switch to it after learning what a pointless frustrating pain in the arse 'normal' weaning was, and I wish we'd started with BLW. We fed a lot of finger foods from 6 months and it's so much easier. I will never do annabel karmel......I made her butternut squash risotto and Lo HATED it, I think her food is far too fussy for babies who are learning about food and espec for families like us who only ever buy fruit n veg like apples, bananas, carrots, sweetcorn, broccoli, peas....the dull cheap stuff...lol. It's also dead easy there is no teaching them to open for the spoon they just get on with it while you read a book or watch telly (while supervising them ofc) . Having said that I personally think AK's squash risotto is very tasty, and it was a favourite of mine when on Slimming world green days, so not a TOTAL waste of time
May 29, 2010 7:11PM
Annabel Karmels New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner has been very useful for me
May 30, 2010 4:14AM
I have Gina Ford Weaning book which was really helpful at the start of weaning as she highlights certain foods which are harder to digest, or could trigger allergies and therefore better to delay introducing. It's written quite strictly but as with all books I just took bits that worked for us and adapted it.
The AK Baby and Toddler Meal Planner is good for recipes. There are things in there that I actually cook just me for and OH! (Like the marinated chicken breasts in the toddler section - YUMMMMMY!)
I give Beth finger foods with every meal too so she doesn't just have purees. Sometimes she wants the spoon, other days just wants to feed herself so this way most bases are covered!
May 30, 2010 5:18AM
Thanks everyone. Does BLW involve missing out the puree stage?? If so, that sounds like the route for me!
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!
Apr 29, 2019 9:53AM
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