I posted this is the weaning section but thought I might get more response here
When starting the weaning I will be starting with baby rice. But how long do I use this before using things like meals. I will making my own meals but for the first month or so (or if going out) I'll use the jars. So how long before I can use things like C&G's Grandpa's sunday lunch or banana & cookie crumble for example. Or can I use them straight away? Of course I'm aware that she probably won't eat a whole jar right away. So...
How long before I can use proper meals/desserts?
How often should I first feed rice when starting (Once a day etc)
At what age should I be considering DD having solids for breakfast, lunch dinner.
Is solid the same as milk (So for example feeding ever 3/4 hours the same she would with a bottle?)
This is not a thread for debate. I don't plan on weaning just yet I just want to be prepared
I have had tobi on baby rice once a day for a while, then when i though he was comfortable with something different in his mouth I have started him on puree's. Only in the last few days though.
Used ellas kitchen to begin with which he loved.
Remember though at this stage, you are not replacing the milk feeds, just supplementing!
I have the annabel karmel weaning book which is brilliant. Answered all my questions.
ive got the weaning chart at the ready on the fridge and i also joined cow and gate baby club online and they sent thru lots of brillaint lit and recipe ideas even a cute little card fridge magnet to put a pic of first attept in dead cute xx
A few days of baby rice once a day (mine have always liked it about half an hour after food and use the left over milk if theres any)
Then increase to 2 meals a day and maybe introduce things like porridge
After a few more days, up to 3 meals a day, breakfast dinner and tea and introduce new flavours. try to get breakfast, then 2 savouries for the other 2 meals. She wont like the savouries as much but she will get used to them!!! Dont fall into the trap of always giving sweet things!!
Then when shes properly used to it, do breakfast, dinner followed by pudding, then tea followed by pudding.
If shes being a monkey with savoury, just still give her a few spoons of it before anything sweet then she knows she HAS to have her savoury before pudding!!
Hi hun. U can start with few spoons of baby rice at 1st for 1 wk. Then u can start introducing veggies at 1st. U can puree one veggie & add little bit to the baby rice at 1st to see how she takes it. Then 2-3 days later u can introduce another one mixed with baby rice. Later u can start reducing the amount of baby rice until she's only having the puree. If u'r starting at 4 mnths take it really slow. U dont want her to drop her milk intake which is more important than solids at this stage. Dont stress ur self about it, if u notice she's dropping feeds (which is common with early weaning) or not keen about solids, u can always stop & try after some time. After 2-3 wks frm introducing 1 solid u can start inroducing another one. The best time to introduce the 1st solid meal is after morning bottle. Dont offer solids before bedtime at 1st as it might desturb her sleep because of the gases. Hope this helps xx
So when I do start weaning do I carry on with her bottles as normal and just offer say a teaspoon full in-between a feed?
Yes hun. Solids should be introduced in addition to her regular feeds. She shouldnt drop her formula intake before 6 mnths if she's taking the recommended amount (24-28 oz). Once she's 6+ mnths & already on 3 solids she needs around 18-21 oz in addition to 3 solids.
U can join us at the TW sticky thread at the weaning section. There r lots of info about traditional weaning, preparing & storing meals, how to schedule meals & feeds, etc.
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