5 TOP WEANING TIPS FOR THOSE VERY FIRST SPECIAL TASTES
Weaning from breast milk or infant formula is a milestone for most babies, but also for mum. Some mums find it incrediably stressful, I know I did with my first child but managed to relax with my second. The second time round is always easier, as you are more relaxed and confident in your own abilities and knowledge.
If you a first time mum then please don’t feel pressured by other peoples journeys, go at your own speed and ask as many questions as you need to. Everyone with a child was a first time parent at some point.
In the first week of weaning, it may be hard to tell if your baby is hungry or just bored. Keep your meals simple and your infant’s diet restricted to mainly breast milk or formula until you have a better idea of their hunger cues. Introduce new tastes gradually and focus on one food at a time.
Here are 5 tips to help make weaning your abaya’s a little bit more simple:
1.Easy Clean High Chair
Picking a mid of the range, easy to clean, foldable high chair is my first tip. One that you can just fold up and take with you if you are visiting family and friends or going on a little holiday. It is so much easier to clean plastic ones as you can take off the tray and wash it in the sink. It also helps in into a routine and knowing where your child is safe and comfortable when you first start weaning.
2.Storage Pot & Lots of Them
Storage pots in an absolute must when weaning your baby and you can simply make a batch of food and freeze it for future use. Make sure the pots you buy can be used in the freezer.
3.Picking a Good Blender
Choosing the right blender can be a difficult task if you are not sure what you are looking for. There are so many different types of blenders out there, how do you know which one is the best?
One factor to consider is whether or not you need a blender that has multiple functions. Some blenders have settings that do different things that is easier for when your child starts getting older and you make to allow some lumps in the food.
4.Bibs, Bibs, Bibs
You need sooo may bibs, if you think you have enough you probably don’t so buy some more. Buying a few crumb catching bibs is a good idea, it saves picking up your child out of their highchair and endless amount of food comes out with them.
Just remember that’s its not a competition at how quickly you can wean your baby and if your neighbour with the twins or some mums from baby club have started before you or their child has taken straight to it. Let your child guide you, trying to rush them will only cause stress around food and we all want our children to enjoy it.
Enjoy the process and embrace the mess.
Do you think meal planners could help you, then check out The Green Shilling where you can download free meal planners and shopping lists to help you get organised.