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09/02/2014 at 08:30
H is 23.5 weeks now. I want to try and wait to start weaning until he is 26 weeks however recently he has started being very interested in food. He reaches out for everything we eat/drink but I'm not sure if this is a coincidence as he has also just got really good at grabbing toys/books etc.
He can sit unaided for a short while and we have started putting him in his highchair with us at mealtimes but what signs should I look out for to
know when he's ready?
09/02/2014 at 09:48
You could try putting some fruit or veg fingers on his highchair tray, if he can pick them and get them in his mouth he's ready x
09/02/2014 at 13:10
They should be able to support themselves sitting- not necessarily sitting unaided, but not slumped in a highchair, they should be able to pick up a piece of food (eg a veggie stick) and get it to their mouth, and they need to have lost the tongue thrust reflex so that food goes in rather than out!
09/02/2014 at 19:13
Well with Zoe I started giving her food the weekend after she turned 6 mths. She had had no exposure to it at all before that and just went with it. There weren't any signs she was ready, except she was 6 mths old, but we did BLWing and she got it straight away and it was brilliant.
I intended to do the same with Orla except she started getting really whingy when we were eating, so I put her in the high chair at the table with us. Then she was still getting whingy. Next thing I know, at 5 mths old she reached forwards, grabbed a bit of toast and stuffed it in her mouth. So we just went very very slowly and would give her some veg or fruit to chew on if she was around when we were eating and it was something suitable for her.
09/02/2014 at 20:43
J is 25weeks tomorrow and we've started weaning as she has been trying to grab our foid and drinks. I thought she was just mushing it all up but found bits if carrot and briccoli in ger nappy so it's going in. I find weaning a faff and wanted to wait as long as possible but she had other ideas x
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