As Rory is almost 6 months old, this means he will be weaning shortly. So I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve bought as well as some freebies.
I will start this by saying I’m not a health professional, so please, discuss any plans for feeding your baby with a health visitor or midwife. These are just the things I have bought and my plans for feeding Rory, as discussed with my health visitor.
We’ve decided to go down the route of baby-led as well as puree. I’ve never done this before so I’m going to let Rory take the lead and see how it goes. I have started slowly introducing puree every now and then just to see how he is. It’s been fun, especially when he decides to blow raspberries with a mouth full of puree!
Fab Weaning Freebies
As I said, I’ve never done this before so I’ve signed up for some plans and guides to help.
At the time of writing this, I haven’t received the Ella’s Kitchen pack – which is why it isn’t photographed.
I have found the Cow & Gate Plan useful, as it includes some recipes and tips for introducing different tastes and textures. I will be making my own puree and freezing it, so the tips on how to store the food, as well as portioning it out correctly are helpful.
For spoons, we chose the Munchkin Soft Tip spoons, as they had good reviews. Rory loves trying to grab hold of these which is fab as it makes me confident in going down the BLW route.
We chose these Nuby Stackable Bowls mainly because they are stackable. With all the things we have for Rory taking up space, anything I can buy that saves space is a win. They are also BPA free and have a capacity of 300ml.
Oh and a fab tip, go look in your local £1 shops, we found the 4 packs in there!
Speaking of the £1 shop…
The Cow & Gate book recommends freezing the puree in ice cube trays, as it’s easier to portion out. So I figured silicone ones would be easier to get the puree out of. I just got some basic ones from the £1 shop, cheap and cheerful. Does the job!
Just a note, I have spoken to Cow & Gate and they don’t recommend freezing their puree, just home-made puree.
Last but not least, something to actually puree food with.
We just picked out a basic, cheap hand blender, nothing fancy. We chose the Sabichi 170w Hand Blender as it had good reviews and was on a top hand blender list I found online.
I’ve tested it out when doing my Slimming World meal prep, on some leek and potato soup, it worked fine no issues at all. I do have to say it’s a bit of a pain to clean, as the blade doesn’t come off it’s all one piece.
So – this is all we’ve bought so far. We already have a high-chair and some bibs so I think we’re all ready to start.
I’m excited but also nervous about Rory starting solids – it means he’s growing up! I want him to stay little.
If you have any tips on weaning, tweet me to share them!