Thursday, 18 July 2013

Weaning the second time around

Well at 7 months old Sam is doing extremely well with food-just like his brother did!

In fact I don't think there is anything he has turned down!

Only problem is our weaning journey this time around hasn't been as 'home made' as I would have liked.

With Alex he only had jars and pots on rare occasion, the freezer and fridge would be full of mini tupperware pots and bags of ice cubed food.

This time around the weaning books stay sat on the shelve...

Jars and pots outweigh the the home made...

Toast is becoming a fave when time is short...

I can't help but feel a bit guilty, am I already failing my son's diet?

I feel bad that I am taking the convenient option, when I do made him his own it seems to be a much more slap dash approach. I don't follow a recipe, I just chuck things into the pan and see what happens.

Time is such a precious thing, it seems to be slipping away from me faster than ever at the moment, I just hope having such a lack of free time isn't hindering my son's health and diet, then again the jars probably have more variation that I would make at I worrying about it all too much?!


  1. I'm no expert but I wouldn't worry too much. It sounds like Sam is great with food and that's the main thing. We have always just given Libby whatever we are having rather than make anything special for her. She is 13 months now and she will eat absolutely anything.

    1. Yeah, just feel bad because of how good I was with Alex! But he eats pretty much everything too. I try to do the same if we are eating something he can have-easier said than done sometimes isn't it :)

  2. Guilt is the strongest emotion their is. Do not let it get to you. There are some super weaning foods now available such as PLum Baby, which are a huge improvement on what was about when I weaned the boys only 6 odd years ago.

    I would say that it is much better to eat together than worry about buying food.

    1. Yes in hindsight he probably getting more variation than if I cooked everything for him! Yes eating together is the main thing, luckily I manage to sit with both boys each night at least, and now James has given up his second job we get weekends back to have proper family meals :)

  3. I have found that second time around I am also using more jars and pouches. I do feel guilty - on the other hand EB woofs it all down and I am certain that he is getting more variety than his brother had on home cooked stuff . At the end of the day - I don't think it matters - once he moves on to more chewable stuff he'll be able to have the same as Alex anyway. x

    1. Very true, I htink he definitely is getting more variation that way! Luckily he likes finger food already! x


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