The sprog has grown. He was a little dot when he was born, weighing in at 4lb 8oz and now he’s massive. At his last weigh in (almost a month ago) he weighed 16lb 1oz. Since he was last weighed, we’ve started weaning. He loves this new experience of food. We will be moving towards baby led weaning in the coming months but, due to his prematurity, he’s finding it difficult to pick up food and find his mouth. He’s very good at stabbing himself in the face with whatever he’s picked up though! We’re going with purees to being with. Here’s some of the sites I’m using as inspiration so the poor little mite isn’t subjected to a dull diet of sweet potato, carrot and parsnip.
1. Oh So Savvy Mom has a list of 30 foods that lend themselves to weaning.
2. Crafts on Sea thinks about what they can eat before they have teeth – I was surprised by some of them, but it gives us some variety.
3. I’m getting bored of porridge for breakfast so I was glad to find the ideas that Cooking for Kiwi and Bean has shared.
4. The Parenting Patch shares this infographic suggesting favourite foods for babies.
5. Design-Kat has this tick list (we all know I love a tick list!) so that you can record when your little one has tried something new. This would be especially useful if you’re concerned about allergies.