I haven’t blogged for a few weeks partially down to having no idea where to start with writing a post and feeling a little unmotivated with blogging and social media. I’ve still been putting up the odd Instagram post but nowhere near as regularly and after a bit of a refresh the last few weeks, I’m feeling confident about writing again and achieving goals.
I thought I’d start by sharing how weaning has gone for us since we started 3 months ago and the ups and downs of baby weaning when it’s your first baba. To kick things off, here’s a snap of Freya enjoying her first ever food: pureed peas. Looking back it’s amazing to see how far she’s come along with food and when I scrolled through the photos form the early days, I couldn’t help but laugh at her facial expressions.
We tested out single vegetables pureed up when we first started and to thoroughly test for allergies, we gave each puree a try for 4 continuous days before moving onto the next food. We didn’t introduce any fruits until after 3 weeks as we didn’t want her to get a sweet tooth early on.
I’m also keen to note we made all our own purees at the beginning and only bought pouches for a weekend trip away to Scotland, as we had no facilities to make our own food. In order to make Freya’s food we used our Nuby Garden Fresh Mighty Blender and batch made pots up to pop in the freezer and get out as and when we needed.
Some of the veggies we tried out in the early days included: Pea, Avocado, Parsnip, Courgette, Butternut Squash, Carrot, Broccoli and Cauliflower. When we started testing out fruit’s we tried Pear, Apple, Banana and Peach.
We made the decision fairly early on to start introducing finger foods for her to get used to holding such as breadsticks and cucumber. Freya took to these with ease and alongside this we carried on blending up a mix of purees for her too.
At 7 months Freya decided unless it was breakfast, she was no longer going to take food of a spoon! Cue face palm and after a chat with the HV, we decided to continue with blended food if possible as well as introducing more baby led weaning. Moving on to BLW was the best move we made and honestly we haven’t looked back. I’m still glad we introduced traditional weaning first and would do it exactly the same next time round but Freya has come on leaps and bounds with feeding and is very confident with food despite still having no teeth. See below for examples of the foods we’ve tried so far.
Freya has also had Tuna pasta, Meatballs and pasta, Lasagne and macaroni cheese. She loves to steal my food at lunchtime so I’m forever giving her bites and letting her try out new things. She’s very happy when she thinks she’s stealing your food. Some of Freya’s favourite foods are Avocado, Toast, Cream cheese, Organix Carrot Sticks and pesto pinwheels.
If you’d like to follow our weaning journey as we continue then feel free to follow my Baby Weaning specific Instagram page.