I was apprehensive about starting the weaning process. My little baby would suddenly be eating real food and it marked the beginning of his independance from me. For 9 months I grew this little baby in my tummy and then for the next 5, I fed him. For fourteen months, I was his only source of sustenance and nutrition, and suddenly I would be sharing this role. Suddenly I am not the only one who can feed him and it is rather strange to let go of this.
Archie's weaning began whilst we were in hospital and as there are very limited facilities there, it mean for the first few days he had baby rice and later on some puree. Unlike his brother, he wasn't so sure about the new tastes and seemed to still prefer his milk, but he has slowly come round to the new routine and seems to be enjoying his meals more and more.
Breadsticks are a big hit as is banana. He likes the apple or strawberry and apple purees, although he isn't so sure about the spoon yet! We were sent some tommee tippee spoons which have a super flexible end and he seemed to prefer these as he could have a little chew on them too. They also sent us some lovely little pots which are just the right size for storing mini breadsticks in the nappy bag! They are also perfect for storing and heating homemade purees in.
Archie is putting weight on again now and mealtimes are adding more of a routine into his day. Although I miss the easy days of a purely milk diet, it is lovely to watch the boys sharing a sandwich at lunch time.
Disclaimer: We were sent some Tommee Tippee Weaning bits free of charge
but all thoughts and opinions are completely my own.