So we have started the joys of weaning and I must admit I have been dreading it. So far Seth has been breastfed and although I struggled at first, now for the most part, it’s a breeze.
So as our little guy starts to grow into the next stage of his babyhood my head hurts with all the practicalities. I have totally forgotten everything from last time around!
When should you introduce finger food? When can they have meat? Do you give food before or after milk? Can someone just write me a new routine? How the hell am I supposed to cart around all the extra paraphernalia along with the copious changes of clothes for a potty training toddler?! And the mess, oh the mess.
So yes to say I am excited about the prospect would be a gross exaggeration and the littlest seems to agree thus far with his what the hell are you trying to do to me type face he keeps pulling.
Ah well he’s just over 5.5 months so its just first tastes at the minute but I have a feeling from the way he is ferociously grabbing at the spoon he will be keener to feed himself with finger food when he is a little bigger.
I’m really hoping to avoid making specific things for him anyway and get both boys eating the same as soon as possible. As much as anything i don’t have enough room in the freezer to house a multitude of frozen vegetable cubes! If your a 2nd/3rd/4th time mum reading this and have any tips for making the process easier I’d be really glad to hear them!
**************P.S. My new book The Catastrophic Friendship Fails of Lottie Brooks is out on the 3rd March 2022! It's aimed at 9-12 year olds and you can buy it here :)