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Old Jun 26th, 2010, 02:04 AM   31
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Great thread!! So glad its here

I have been TW since Chloe was 6 months. I decided to TW as I am not the most confident mummy and thought this would work best for me and my partner also I am back at work now and Chloe goes to a child minder, so I think it works best.

She is doing really well, she looooooves her food, will eat anything ....lol!!
I make her purées, usually once a week will make enough for the week. Although now I am working full time I sometimes run out and grab and emergency packet of Plum or Ella's Kitchen!

I get recipes from Annabel Karmel's website. Its really good as the recipes are grouped into ages so I now I am doing it right. This week I made Cod with Butternut Squash.

But she won't feed herself and I am starting to worry she will be on puréed food forever now. HV kept telling me I must give her finger foods which I have been doing but she really has no interest. She will just play with them. And if she does manage to bite a bit off she gags and then starts crying. Otherwise she just seems to get frustrated picking the things up and cries anyway

Also she won't feed herself with the spoon. I have tried with pre loaded spoons but she doesn't want them. She just want me to feed her, then she is happy as larry She is the same with her sippy cup, will only drink from it if I hold it
My friends son who is the same age eats like whole bits of meat, drinks his bottle and sippy cup himself and uses a spoon. I'm starting to worry

Sorry for the essay girls!! Rhiannon, you a star for making this thread Def think it should be made a sticky



 
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Old Jun 26th, 2010, 02:16 AM   32
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But she won't feed herself and I am starting to worry she will be on puréed food forever now. HV kept telling me I must give her finger foods which I have been doing but she really has no interest. She will just play with them. And if she does manage to bite a bit off she gags and then starts crying. Otherwise she just seems to get frustrated picking the things up and cries anyway

Also she won't feed herself with the spoon. I have tried with pre loaded spoons but she doesn't want them. She just want me to feed her, then she is happy as larry She is the same with her sippy cup, will only drink from it if I hold it
My friends son who is the same age eats like whole bits of meat, drinks his bottle and sippy cup himself and uses a spoon. I'm starting to worry

Sorry for the essay girls!! Rhiannon, you a star for making this thread Def think it should be made a sticky
Lazy babies mine is the same. He opens his mouth when he sees the spoon, but when I try to give it to him he pulls his hand away or throws the spoon at me & opens his mouth again & starts shouting. No success with fingure food yet. I asked his pediatrician about it, & he assured me that some babies don't like to feed themselves My cousin is 2 wks younger than Omar & he feeds himself with a spoon & fingure food with no problems. I was also worried but now I just spoon feed him & give him extra spoon to play with.



 
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Old Jun 26th, 2010, 02:47 AM   33
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But she won't feed herself and I am starting to worry she will be on puréed food forever now. HV kept telling me I must give her finger foods which I have been doing but she really has no interest. She will just play with them. And if she does manage to bite a bit off she gags and then starts crying. Otherwise she just seems to get frustrated picking the things up and cries anyway

Also she won't feed herself with the spoon. I have tried with pre loaded spoons but she doesn't want them. She just want me to feed her, then she is happy as larry She is the same with her sippy cup, will only drink from it if I hold it
My friends son who is the same age eats like whole bits of meat, drinks his bottle and sippy cup himself and uses a spoon. I'm starting to worry

Sorry for the essay girls!! Rhiannon, you a star for making this thread Def think it should be made a sticky
Lazy babies mine is the same. He opens his mouth when he sees the spoon, but when I try to give it to him he pulls his hand away or throws the spoon at me & opens his mouth again & starts shouting.
Thats exactly what Chloe does!!

Thanks hun. feeling a bit better now knowing I am not the only one x



 
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Old Jun 26th, 2010, 02:54 AM   34
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Cat & nmwb - my nephew was nearly 1 (could be older - can't remember exactly) by the time he was feeding himself! He wouldn't have finger foods at all. My sister just gave him a spoon to hold at mealtimes and he eventually got the hang of it I wouldn't worry, they all do things in their own time.

Lola grabs the spoon and puts it in her mouth....but EVERYTHING goes in her mouth, so I don't think its that she wants to feed herself, its just the closest thing to grab! I actually have to distract her with the TV, I feed her the first half of her meal so that I know she's having some of it, and the second half I let her do it herself. She makes a MESS!



 
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Old Jun 26th, 2010, 06:28 AM   35
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Yay great thread! We've just started TW so no questions YET im sure i'll have loads though so Im sooo glad there's somewhere I can post :-)



 
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Old Jun 26th, 2010, 09:01 AM   36
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great thread what can you give your lo at 4 months old? Is it literally just the baby rice, porridge, and pureed veg? xx



 
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great thread what can you give your lo at 4 months old? Is it literally just the baby rice, porridge, and pureed veg? xx
And fruit xx



 
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Old Jun 26th, 2010, 09:33 AM   38
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this is a fab thread were starting weaning to at 17 weeks so a few weeks of yet! but will read this thread! x



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Great thread! I have decided to TW with a few finger foods here and there - but mainly purees etc. LO is 17 weeks on Tuesday but not showing any interest in food yet and is quite content on his milk so I'll hold off until he starts to show signs of being ready but will definitely watch this thread for any tips when the time comes X



 
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Old Jun 26th, 2010, 13:38 PM   40
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Fab thread hun thank you

I started TW Oliver at about 19-20 weeks. We did baby rice for just a few days then tried him with porridge and then some pureed sweet potato, pear that sort of thing. I have also used a lot of jars and Ellas Kitchen and Plum pouches too - I think theres a lot of misplaced 'snobbery' almost about using premade baby food but I actually dont see the problem

Anyway once he hit 6 months the HV suggested I start with finger foods and I was terrified of choking but we love it as of Thursday he has had toast, crumpets, fingers of pear, melon, pineappple and apple, carrot sticks, cucumber sticks, mashed potato and baby rice cakes! A lot of it just gets sucked in and spat out so I also make sure he has a fromage frais or an Ellas Kitchen or something aswell so I know he has had 'something'. He seems to have come on so well since Thursday it may just be a coincidence but he has been nattering and laughing and just thinks its a thrill to sit in his highchair and try stuff! I'm going to get the annabelk karmel book for a few ideas too as I want us to all be able to eat the same things but I guess the best advice I got was from HV who said not to get worked up with trying complicated recipies just things like mash, pasta and basic sauce, even boiled egg mashed up or baked beans is ok.

Thanks again to the OP for this thread!



 
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