only 2 days in and i need your help girls!

Discussion in 'Weaning & Nutrition' started by lollylou1, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. lollylou1

    lollylou1 Mummy to Belle and preg

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    so i started weaning Annabelle on sunday so she has so far had 2 lots of baby rice, i have done what it says on the pack and only given her 1 teaspoon full and she has eaten it all, i was goin to give her a bit of carrot tonight.

    is that too early or should i continue on baby rice?
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    it says to start with 1 ice cube amount of food, when do you increase that, after a certain length of time or as and when she eats that amount?

    i am only going to introduce the basic fruits and veg that are recommended to begin with one at a time but not sure if to give one a day or to try same one for a couple of days then move on to the next?

    thanks girls, sorry to ask so man y questions but i havent got anyone else to ask and my HV will only be funny with me that i have weaned her now if i try and speak to them

    Lou
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  2. Whisper

    Whisper Mummy to DD & DS

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    I would say stick to baby rice for 1 week, then start giving her 2 teaspoons of baby rice for 3-4days then move to 3 teaspoons for 3-4days etc.

    About 10days in you could give her some puree's but try and stick to just 1 kind for a couple of days to check for allergies, if you do try them then its best to do it during the day (just incase there is a reaction).

    At the moment its just for tasters really so don't be put off if she turns her nose up or doesn't eat very much. It takes Amelia 2/3 tastes before she accepts a new food.

    Good luck this is where the fun starts :D
     
  3. lollylou1

    lollylou1 Mummy to Belle and preg

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    thanks for reply

    Lou
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  4. thelilbump

    thelilbump ♥ mummy to a princess ♥

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    well tbh i think it's your choice. We started at 5 months and tried baby rice for two days and my daughter really wasn't keen. We then started on basic fruit puree and offered about a tablespoon which my daughter would easily polish off. I kept to apple for the first few days then went to pear and so on. If i could change the way i did it though i'd give veg first as my daughter developed a taste for sweet stuff! My Lo never did the whole 1 teaspoon a meal thing and my hv said it was fine if she was eating it and i wasn't forcing it (which i never would).
     
  5. polo_princess

    polo_princess ♥ Brookes Mummy ♥

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    I gave Brooke plain baby rice for a week or so, then went onto banana rice for a week, then at the weekend im going to start on puree's.

    An ice cube size doesnt seem enough to me though ... surely thats like 3 weaning spoons worth?
     
  6. jenstar

    jenstar Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't worry about telling your HV, if you have genuine reasons for weaning early they should support you and I know in my health centre they are happy for you to wean from 17 wks if required.

    I got a weaning talk at 4 months from a HCA from the health centre. Do you get something similar? You might have to ask as they could be assuming you don't need it til 6 months.
     
  7. angie0235

    angie0235 Well-Known Member

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    Have you joined the Hipp organic club? The sent me a weaning guide/timetable in the pack which I stuc on the fridge and used. I made week 1 last for 2 weeks then moved on so that I wasn't rushing into it Found the guide really handy.
     
  8. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    I would start with an ice cubes worth and go from there, if she likes it and wants to take more give it to her.....usually in the beginning though they take small amounts until their tummies adjust to solids
     
  9. malpal

    malpal Mummy to 3 girlies!!!

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    Hey Lou!
    I added the baby rice to the purees to get Lexie use to the change over. My hv advised me to do this, she the told me to gradually reduce it until i am giving just purees. Lexie has one of the boots ice cube blocks (they are bigger than noraml ice cubes) and 1 teaspoon of baby rice and the whole lot goes! Started on the pudding tasters yesterday and she wasn't impresed!!! xxxx
     
  10. malpal

    malpal Mummy to 3 girlies!!!

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    Hey Lou!
    I added the baby rice to the purees to get Lexie use to the change over. My hv advised me to do this, she the told me to gradually reduce it until i am giving just purees. Lexie has one of the boots ice cube blocks (they are bigger than noraml ice cubes) and 1 teaspoon of baby rice and the whole lot goes! Started on the pudding tasters yesterday and she wasn't impresed!!! xxxxx
     
  11. malpal

    malpal Mummy to 3 girlies!!!

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    Oopps sorry didn't mean to post twice!!! xx
     

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