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Old Nov 14th, 2012, 11:33 AM   21
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We just use baby spoons and tiny bowls. Other than a food processor, we already had everything else. When I was using purees, I made them and then froze them in ice cube trays then popped them into freezer bags. Just heated them up in the microwave before meals. I need to find some of these long sleeve bibs though! I really need some!



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2012, 11:42 AM   22
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Just because a baby is bottle fed, doesn't mean you need to start at four months. Not saying that you haven't done your research on your own or anything though. I'm just stating something
Oh I know you don't need to start at 4 months but anything from
I think it's interesting you were told to start from four months because your baby is bottlefed. The NHS says six months. Ah well. Best of luck, but if you can, wait a bit longer for her gut to develop a bit more.
My HV said that they were changing the recommendations to between 4-6 months. This does make some sense as some babies are ready earlier than others (sitting up, trying to steal your food etc). Quinn is still working on finishing a bottle every 4 hours so not ready yet!



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2012, 11:45 AM   23
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If you wish to start at 4 months instead of 6 months (which IMO is likely just the classic 4 month growth spurt that many mistake for needing solids) then I would recommend Annabel Karmel's Starting Solids book because (A) you need to do traditional weaning anyways as BLW is unsuitable at that age and (B) because it has a meal plan in there which starts at 17 weeks and will make it a lot more clear for you to understand.

(There are no added salts/sugars etc in this particular book, I'm not sure if she's changed her methods or what but it's all fresh foods)



 
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Just because a baby is bottle fed, doesn't mean you need to start at four months. Not saying that you haven't done your research on your own or anything though. I'm just stating something
Oh I know you don't need to start at 4 months but anything from
I think it's interesting you were told to start from four months because your baby is bottlefed. The NHS says six months. Ah well. Best of luck, but if you can, wait a bit longer for her gut to develop a bit more.
My HV said that they were changing the recommendations to between 4-6 months. This does make some sense as some babies are ready earlier than others (sitting up, trying to steal your food etc). Quinn is still working on finishing a bottle every 4 hours so not ready yet!
I have heard this too. My doctor told me to just try feeding my lo and when she was ready she would eat it. I tried every two-three weeks from 4.5 months, but she wasn't interested until 6.5 months really.



 
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Old Nov 14th, 2012, 12:52 PM   25
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If you wish to start at 4 months instead of 6 months (which IMO is likely just the classic 4 month growth spurt that many mistake for needing solids) then I would recommend Annabel Karmel's Starting Solids book because (A) you need to do traditional weaning anyways as BLW is unsuitable at that age and (B) because it has a meal plan in there which starts at 17 weeks and will make it a lot more clear for you to understand.

(There are no added salts/sugars etc in this particular book, I'm not sure if she's changed her methods or what but it's all fresh foods)
I have this book and love it. I found it quite helpful besides just the recipes.



 
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If you wish to start at 4 months instead of 6 months (which IMO is likely just the classic 4 month growth spurt that many mistake for needing solids) then I would recommend Annabel Karmel's Starting Solids book because (A) you need to do traditional weaning anyways as BLW is unsuitable at that age and (B) because it has a meal plan in there which starts at 17 weeks and will make it a lot more clear for you to understand.

(There are no added salts/sugars etc in this particular book, I'm not sure if she's changed her methods or what but it's all fresh foods)
I have (might be an updated one or something - didn't buy it myself as it was a gift) one by her called The Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner which is really useful (and doesn't contain added salts and stuff in the recipes - perhaps the branded pouches did and the issue's got muddled but you can't exactly sneak salt and sugar into a recipe someone's making at home in their kitchen can you?!)

If you're making your own and going for traditional weaning (which I assume you are if you're going at 4 months) - ice cube trays, then small pots for freezing portions (I tend to stockpile things like yoghurt pots and use them now we're past the ice cubes of food stage) and free up some freezer space. And some form of "mushy upper" - be it paying for a fancy branded "baby" food making whizzy flashy thing, or a hand blender or whatever.



 
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Old Nov 15th, 2012, 07:55 AM   27
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Us guidelines are somewhere between 4-6 months.



 
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Old Nov 15th, 2012, 17:37 PM   28
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I would recommend buying some ice-cube trays. They are fantastic for freezing a small amount at a time. Oh yeah and lots of whilte bibs because then you can bleach them when they get all mouldy in the washing basket!

PS Spain is 4-6 months too (fruit) unless EBF (6months)

Sorry white bibs (can't spell)



 
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