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Tips for successful weaning

Ten tips to help making weaning onto solid food an enjoyable and successful experience for both you and your baby.
Tips for successful weaning:
  • Make weaning a social experience from the beginning
  • Give your baby a spoon as soon as he or she can hold one
  • Use a plastic spoon as it feels better for your baby and is sterilised more easily
  • Start with bland foods and make them almost as liquid as milk
  • Stick with the same two or three foods for a few days before moving on
  • Give your baby one taste at a time, that way you will know better which he or she prefers and can detect any adverse reactions
  • Offer solid foods once or twice a day for the first month
  • Do not rush a feed time with your baby
  • Use a bib and put something down on the floor to catch any mess
  • Never put solid foods in a bottle

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my daughter is 10 months, she is breastfed, and i have been trying weaning her since 6months, she does not seem interested, is there any advice to help,
by avfcgal 20th Jun 2013, 2:46pm
My baby has been eating solids from an early age. She has been drinking out of a sippy cup for a couple of months so we decided to take the bottles away. She drinks juice and water with ease but refuse to drink milk out of the sippy cup!
She now sucks her thumb even more and doesn't sleep thru the night any more!!! What can we do?
by Chandre 8th Dec 2010, 8:42am
Hi my baby is 22 weeks old and last week i started weaning her. She seemed to take to it really well and by the end of the week she was on 3 solid meals. However, this week she doesn't want to know! She slams her moth shut and it's really frustrating! I've always given her her formula before the solid as i know thats still the most important thing and if i leave it til afterwards she's less likely to take it. I dont know whether i tried too many flavours at once but i don't really know what to do now. Go back to milk feeds soley for a couple of weeks and then try again? Also i've noticed she wakes at 6.30 and i wait until 7am to feed her but she never seems very hungry even though her last feed at night it 6pm! She generally has a sleep at around 8am and wakes at 8.30-9am. Do you think i should just give her a small milk feed when she wakes up and then wait until 9am after her nap to give her her breakfast which is baby porridge? Feeling very confused about it all at the moment and need some advice!!!
by twinniezo 12th Aug 2010, 8:59am
I start weaning my 5 month old today and find that he's not drink his bottle milk, how many bottles should he have now I'm weaning?
by carol1 10th Aug 2009, 9:26am
Just wondering if you can introduce vegetable puree in the first week of weaning?
by bibs 30th Oct 2008, 9:42am