The final Heinz for Baby weaning diaries – share your thoughts here: £200 John Lewis voucher prize!

THE 3RD AND FINAL INSTALMENT OF THE HEINZ WEANING DIARIES ARE HERE – WITH 3 CHANCES TO WIN A NEW PRIZE!

Hello.
Over the past few months, Heinz for Baby and MadeForMums have been joining forces, to find out everything you had to tell us about the weaning your babies on to solid food. 

We’ve been asking you to comment on the journals and video diaries made by 3 families with weaning babies, hand-picked from our MadeForMums community. 

And we’ve been loving your comments so much, we’re asking you for more!

This time, in the third and final instalments of the families’ weaning diaries, we follow:
- Baby Mia, as her parents try to balance solid food with milk feeds.
- Baby Savraj, whose parents are looking for ways to keep him calm in his high chair
- Baby Alfie, whose parents are wondering if he will now eat grown-up meals

Heinz for Baby would love you to watch the video and read the journal for each family’s new weaning diary (click on the links above on each child’s name). Then, come back and tell us on this thread how the diaries resonate with you.

For each family you post about, you get an entry into our prize draw to win the £200 John Lewis voucher. So, if you make 3 individual comments/posts – once for each family’s diary – you get 3 entries!

To post, please scroll to the bottom of the page, and add your comment about each family in the reply box, making sure you mention which family you are referring to.  

Everyone who posts (and answers the question fully) will be entered into a prize draw to win the £200 John Lewis voucher.

We'll keep this thread open until 8/4/20, and we'll announce the winner's name a few days later.


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  • We had similar difficulties with balancing milk feeds and food just like Baby Mia - we found about an hour was just about right to eat after milk, although my little one was still being breastfed. The milk feeds soon dropped to about 3 or 4 times during the day as more solid food was being introduced.
  • Feeding was always difficult for us during teething just like Baby Savraj. She went through stages of not wanting to eat or eating foods of certain textures. I did the same as Savraj parents and gave her a biscotti biscuit while I was waiting for her breakfast to cool down. She still loves her biscotti biscuits! And with a nice range of flavours they don't become too repetitive. My little one was always quite contented in her chair although a majority of the time she was eating with us so I think that was a big help.
  • Baby Alfie has done so well with his weaning! My little one is now 15 months and doesn't always want to use cutlery so watching Alfie do it so well is great. She is getting better though. She loves the cottage pie meals and has no problems with the lumps - I actually think she prefers them as I struggled to get her to eat soup after I started baby led weaning at 7 months. She ate cake for the first time on her first birthday too and absolutely loved it.
  • I resonate with Mia's story and her mum feeling nervous about starting weaning. I remember that feeling with my little boy! 
  • I understood Savraj's story and the need to use distraction when he is getting frustrated. I remember even before we started weaning my little boy we would put him in his high chair to get him used to it and give him a spoon to play with which I think helped when it came to weaning 
  • Alfie sounds like a very independent boy which sounds like my little boy! I remember snacks were very important on our weaning journey and is a good way for them to get used to different textures 
  • Like Mia’s family we struggled to get the timings of solid food and milk properly spaced. In the end we decided that our little one would eat when we ate, and she would then have a bottle a couple of hours after this. 
    It’s also good to read Mia’s mum is getting more confident with letting Mia gag- it’s scary but necessary!
  • Poor Savraj :( we are still having teething issues at 2.5! I’m glad using toys as a distraction is working well for Mum, it definitely wouldn’t work for us though! Loved the section where mum talks about Savraj eating breakfast with them in the living room - weaning is all about inclusivity!
  • Look at Alfie eating with that spoon - what a champ! 
    In terms of cutlery and the need to buy baby cutlery, we have found that baby cutlery isn’t sharp enough to pick up a lot of food and our daughter got frustrated trying to spear things that just wouldn’t stay on the fork - we swapped to a cake fork and haven’t had any issues since!
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