Max is now almost 19 weeks old, and on the advice of our paediatrician, weaning has begun. HUGE step, and yet another sign my boy is growing up far too fast for my liking!
I wondered how Max would take to weaning. He loves his milk, and I was unsure how a different taste and texture, as well as a new method of eating, would go down. I needn’t have worried.
I hate baby rice as a first food – I think it is bland, tasteless and smells awful, and if I hate it, why should I give it to my baby? So I started with something much more delicious – a fruit puree from Cow and Gate. We chose apple, and away we went!
- The pouches are easy, convenient and transportable, and can be resealed and stored in the fridge – perfect for the start of weaning, when you only use a small amount at a time.
- They are made from 100% fruit – no flavourings, colourings or preservatives. Just fruity goodness.
- They are what I call ‘proper’ purees – totally smooth, the right consistency for spoon feeding, and as close to the texture of milk as you will get.
Max has now become an expert at this weaning malarkey, and gets excited when he sees a spoon coming. Think it might just be time to get a highchair, and start in earnest. I plan to use a mixture of purees and baby-led weaning methods to allow Max to try as many flavours and textures as possible. Watch this space for updates!