Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:20 am
hi i started weaning my little ones at diffrent ages my 1st baby was 5 mths my second baby was eairler she was a little bigger then my first at 4 mths and my baby boy ive just started weaning him hes 15 weeks i think it depends each baby is diffrent my health vistor said it was fine to start before 6mths as all my children was ready with my youngest he started showing signs of been ready i couldnt fill him hes on the hungry baby but was drinking that much he would just bring it up again but since hes started on the baby rice his reflux is much better and is now taking 5/6 oz of milk per feed rather then 8/9 oz before i started weaning i know they say wait until 6 mths but i think you will know when your little one is ready you know your baby the best good luck hun xxxx
Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:42 am
I was going to wait until 5/6 months, but my (big) boy vomits constantly and was waking for 2-3 feeds a night and showing all the right signs to start. I started with baby porridge which he still has for breakfast, then moved onto pureed fruit and veg for dinner after a few weeks. He is now having porridge and fruit for breakfast, veg for lunch and savoury cereal and fruit for dinner. He is 6 months at the end of the month, his vomiting has eased and he is sleeping much better. I started before speaking to my HV so was a bit worried about telling her I had started weaning at 4 months but she said in my circumstances I did the right thing. I think you know when your baby is ready, if you do start before 6 months just check the list of things you can and can't give. Also check the contents of any baby jars or packets as I discovered a box of flavoured porridge I bought labelled 4-6 months had gluten and wheat in it which is a no no before 6 months.
Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:53 pm
Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:38 pm
5 months with sophia, blw all the way!
Josh started reaching for food and crying when not given at four and a half months, a mix of puree and finger foods (blw style) but much preferred self feeding. Now is six months and do a mixture of spoon feeding and finger feeding, but not purees any more unless is only thing available (ie when we were at airport, baby porridge was much easier to deal with)so he eats exactly the same as us. Even in early stages only did puree type thing once a day and let him pick at our meals the other two meals.