#BabyFoodChat with Tesco Baby

Over the last few months, regular readers will have been following our weaning story. With Gemma and Jacob we tended to follow the ‘traditional’ weaning approach – a mix of spoon fed purees and finger foods. Max has been a much more baby led approach. We noticed at an early age that he liked to sit at the table when we ate, he liked to explore food with his hands, and he liked to copy us, trying to hold a spoon and fork as soon as he gained control of his hands. Because of this, we followed his lead, and let him choose what to eat and when. It has resulted in some very odd combinations – cheese and orange, pineapple and cabbage – but he is the least fussy eater of all 3 children and we have yet to find anything he won’t eat. Baby led weaning has definitely worked for us.

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I have recently teamed up with the lovely team over at Tesco Baby, and we have a very exciting #BabyFoodChat planned for next week. I will be meeting with a panel of experts to chat about all things weaning and baby feeding related – and we want YOU to get involved too! 

What does a good diet for little one look like? How should you deal with food allergies? Is it five portions of fruit and veg a day – or seven? And what about vegetarian and other specialist diets? For the answers to these and other questions, don’t miss your chance to quiz the panel of baby nutrition expertsPost your questions here, email me or Tweet me using the #BabyFoodChat hashtag and I can ask the experts for you! 

So who will I be talking to? 

Katie Fordham ANutr – nutritionist at Danone Baby Nutrition UK

Dr Rebecca Chicot PhD – child development and parenting expert, and co-founder of The Essential Parent Company

Dr Sarah Temple – children’s GP

As you can see – there is an expert available to answer any type of weaning/feeding question you can throw their way! I am really excited about putting all your questions forward, so please do get in touch! Everyone who leaves a question will be entered into the prize draw to win a £25 Tesco gift card and a weaning set.

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181 Comments

  1. Marie
    June 22, 2014 / 9:25 pm

    What sort of portion sizes should babies of each age eat? Everything I’ve read says when doing BLW baby will stop when they’re done – but my little one just keeps eating!

  2. Caroline Howard
    June 22, 2014 / 9:27 pm

    My daughter is nearly 15 months and despite trying to give her water in a beaker at every meal time she will only ever have one or two sips, as the weather has been hot I have been trying to give her water in her bottle but even then she is reluctant to have it. She has two 7oz bottles of milk a day (only 5 scoops though in each as I have added the extra 2oz in an attempt to get more fluid in her) is this enough?

  3. Charlotte Hoskins
    June 22, 2014 / 9:58 pm

    My little girl is now 14 months and she isn’t good at eating fruit unless it’s pureed. I’d really like her to eat grapes, satsumas, strawberries etc but she just isn’t interested! Any tips? 🙂

  4. nashath ullah
    June 22, 2014 / 10:10 pm

    How should you deal with fussy eaters? It’s so difficult to get my son to eat anything at the moment.

  5. Christina Curtis
    June 22, 2014 / 10:24 pm

    What are the best things to introduce first?

  6. June 22, 2014 / 10:41 pm

    my little boy has just turned 3 months old and doesn’t seem to be satisfied with his feeds and eyes up everyone else’s food. what is the earliest you would suggest feeding baby rice?

  7. June 22, 2014 / 10:42 pm

    I have a few questions.

    Jake will eat cockles, mussels, prawns and seafood sticks. He is 20 months are they ok for him to eat as i know tuna etc portions should be limited?

    He doesn’t touch meat, what are the best ways to introduce them?

    He has skin reactions to tomatoes, salad cream, houmous etc, they don’t seem to irritate him and he loves to eat them, should I let him?

    Jake self feeds but sometimes with his spoon tips food off before it gets to his mouth, what is the best way to show him how not to do this.

  8. Christina Jarrett
    June 22, 2014 / 10:49 pm

    What are the best vegan foods to feed my child?

  9. Natalie Crossan
    June 22, 2014 / 11:06 pm

    How can I make a very fussy child eat vegetables after all the usual tricks (choo choo train, covering it in cheese, making meals together) etc to eat!

  10. tiffany wills
    June 22, 2014 / 11:30 pm

    what would be best to introduce after sweet potato and carrot, broccoli ? im really stuggling 🙂 shes enjoying those at the moment

  11. nicole
    June 22, 2014 / 11:48 pm

    At what age should you introduce nuts?

  12. Caroline Kelly
    June 22, 2014 / 11:53 pm

    Is it ok to wean at 4 mths or should you wait til 6 mths?

  13. Colette Sheeran
    June 23, 2014 / 11:03 am

    Are there any foods you shouldn’t puree?

  14. Tracey Whysall
    June 23, 2014 / 4:15 pm

    Is it advisable to add breast milk to purees or should I just get baby to taste food as it is?

  15. June 24, 2014 / 8:31 am

    wish my kids were good eaters its so hard trying to make something that suits us all :/

  16. Beth L
    June 24, 2014 / 9:56 am

    When can you start introducing different drinks other than water into their diet?

  17. June 26, 2014 / 9:49 am

    Fussy eaters! Any way round that? My 5yr old is actually pushing me to the final straw….after this, I’m lost on what I can give him!

  18. kay panayi
    June 26, 2014 / 12:41 pm

    whats the best way to introduce meats?

  19. Tammy Tudor
    June 26, 2014 / 9:19 pm

    How can you encourage 5 a day with fussy eaters?

  20. Angela Wilcox
    June 26, 2014 / 10:09 pm

    How to encourage a fussy eater who refuses to try anything new!

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