i weaned bella at 6 months (which is as per WHO guidelines). we started straight on finger foods rather than purees / mashed foods, doing BLW. she's never had any problems with chewing, or, as far as i know, calcium deficiency. not sure who's advised you of this.
It's one of those annoying things when u get told "it's best to start at 6 months and no earlier"......."however if u start later than 6months they have difficulty learning to chew and their iron levels get too low".its 17wks earliest hun but best to wait till 6months if ur baby is not showing all the signs of being ready,all babies reach the "ready" stage at different rates do just go by ur babies signs xx
We tw at 17wks for reflux and although she was showing most signs she wasn't ready and weaning made her wake loads in the night and have a slight upset tummy so we stopped and started again at 25wks and all went perfect xx
Thank you, so potentially around 5 months sounds okay. When I give her mdicine for a cough etc she thrusts her tounge at the spoon which makes me think she's not ready yet, plus she doesn't really take notice of what we're eating, although she can sit unaided, hold her head fine and puts everything in her mouth. she's gaining weight well but does wake for feeds a fair bit at night.
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