Do I need anything else?

Discussion in 'Weaning & Nutrition' started by aimee-lou, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. aimee-lou

    aimee-lou Totally Outnumbered!!

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    I've got some spare cash (amazing considering the time of year! lol :wacko:) so I decided to go onto ebay and get my 'equipment' for when we wean in a few months.

    I have bought:

    2 x beakers with handles
    3 x weaning bowls
    8 x food pots for the freezer
    10 x weaning spoons

    I also bought some spoons in the shape of aeroplanes but they're more for hubby lol. :blush:

    I have loads of bibs, and will obviously need a highchair. I think I may also get a plate for when he has finger food. I have a blender and we're going to buy a food processer in the new year as well. I am going to get a recipe book (see my other thread as I am open to recommendations). I'm not sure whether or not we're going to try BLW - I would really like to though so is there anything special I need for this?

    Thanks ladies, now that Earl seems to have settled down a little with his eating, i'm not panicking quite so much and can now think about nice things again, like the fun we're going to have with food! :happydance:
     
  2. Mum2b_Claire

    Mum2b_Claire Mummy to Ruby & Scarlett!

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    If you go for BLW you probably won't need the freezer pots, or bowls really, they tend to just get thrown!
    A splash mat is probably a good idea, Asda do them at a good price, don't buy mothercare's rip off ones! However I don't bother with one because I find our wooden floor is just as easy to clean.
    If you've spare cash then I'd say the Gill Rapley book 'Baby Led Weaning' is prob a good investment. It's about £10. Then you can really know your stuff before deciding which route to go down!
    With the highchair, if you're considering BLW I would say either get a chair that is height adjustable, or get one that pulls right up to your dining table, so LO is at a comfortable height to reach food.
     
  3. ellismum

    ellismum Ellis' mum!!

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    I have found the Dustbuster hand held hoover has been a godsend!! Saves lugging the Hoover out 3 times a day lol!!!
     
  4. aimee-lou

    aimee-lou Totally Outnumbered!!

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    Thanks for that! :thumbup:

    The stuff I've bought was really cheap (i'm a bit of an ebay fiend! lol) so I thought it best to have these things in just in case. I think the whole lot has cost be £15 including postage which for a 'just in case' set isn't bad considerng the same set in Mothercare or the like would be around £30!!

    Highchairs.....I am going to do some shopping around as there seems to be a baffling array. I would like one that reclines so that he can come to table as soon as possible and get used to 'mealtimes' iykwim.

    I will get that book as soon as I can I think.....give me some good bedtime reading material! :dohh:

    Thanks again x
     
  5. aimee-lou

    aimee-lou Totally Outnumbered!!

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    Lol :haha:

    Does a small terrier count? lol
     
  6. Mum2b_Claire

    Mum2b_Claire Mummy to Ruby & Scarlett!

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    Tell me about it, it's a nightmare trying to find the right one because some seem to be great for one baby and no good for the next! Good luck :)
     
  7. Lu28

    Lu28 Aisling's mammy

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    Agree with what Claire said for the BLW equipment. If you go down the puree route though and want to make it yourself you'll need way more than 8 freezer pots!
     
  8. aimee-lou

    aimee-lou Totally Outnumbered!!

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    Oh I know....I'll keep buying more as I go along (I have a feeling that a combo route may be best for earl.....both hubby and I are foodies lol) and I'm definitely going to be making my own....I never trust a jar, even for us! lol
     
  9. ellismum

    ellismum Ellis' mum!!

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    My mum has 2 Cockers and they go mad when we put Ellis in his highchair there. They don't budge until he's done:haha:
     
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    Kayleigh09 Well-Known Member

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    I use a hand blender for making puree's, £5 in asda and its brilliant!! Small, easy to use, just use it with a pyrex jug and there you go :) its must easier and minimal washing up after that! :)
     

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