High chair is a must. I cringe when I see parents feeding on lap. I try not to judge but I think it's all my time in speech with DS
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27-08-2016 08:24 #21
27-08-2016 08:35 #22
I think trust your instincts & read your baby, not the calendar, as VP said. The general guideline is to start solids by 6 months but not before 4 months. I started two children at 5 months, and one from 6 months, although at 18 months she is still not that interested in food. My kids were terrible breastfeeders & couldnt have formula due to allergies, so I was breastfeeding for up to 16 hours a day at that age, plus expressing and bottle feeding some very unsatisfied babies. So for us, solids were a godsend! It was so much easier and quicker to prepare some food and give it to the baby rather than breastfeed for an hour, followed by bottlefeeding EBM, followed by expressing (and hoping you can get enough out to satisfy the hungry baby), followed by tending to cracked, bleeding nipples. Plus, the baby was actually happy and content after a solid feed, which she wasnt after a breastfeed. So obviously it is a very individual thing, & you know your child best
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27-08-2016 16:38 #26
Both of mine started at 6 months (maybe the week before or after, I can't remember!). We did baby led weaning, I totally cbf with purées and stuff lol.
27-08-2016 17:28 #27
tried purées again this afternoon with the same pathetic results. I'm giving him a Frenched lamb cutlet tomorrow lol. he has great hand control and is very dexterous in bringing his rusk to his mouth etc so just going to dive in and see how we go. I'm finding purées exhausting and annoying.
27-08-2016 17:35 #28
Dd is 6 months old and l still don't feed solids every single day yet. She has maybe yoghurt or some porridge from my bowl in the morn after her bottle or some pureed or finely grated food. I've given her grated cheese, she likes that, she's had pureed chicken and veges when l made a roast the other night. I just forget sometimes lol. We don't have a high chair yet but she sits in her ingenuity chair...she seems to have got the swallowing sorted now. She was spitting food out for a while there.
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27-08-2016 17:35 #29
I'm looking forward to purées! I'll probably eat my words later.
27-08-2016 17:42 #30
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