..let’s talk about weaning. So I don’t know if it’s just me but when it came to Ada starting to eat I literally had no idea at all what I was doing. I felt like you had loads of info and help from Health visitors and midwifes about Formulas and Breast feeding at the beginning, but then….
So the next logical step was to google. Did that and found Annabel Karmel * ahhhh all hail queen Karmel 🙌🏻 * aka the Queen of Wean!
So read her book, well that was confusing in itself, you’ve got babyled weaning, spoon fed weaning, spoonfed and babyled combo weaning. WTF?!
Then I went to the HV to get Ada weighed and she told me to just feed her what I ate?! WHAT! She can’t eat Belvitas & Diet Coke, so that confused me more.
OMG but wait before any food even enters their mouth you have to buy the bloody Highchair. The hours I spent reviewing these was a joke! We wanted the Stokke Tripp Trapp but you literallly need a second mortgage to buy one of these with all the accessories, sooooo went with the £15 IKEA one & let me just say what a bloody amaze buy that was! It’s perfect, wipe clean, she’s super comfy and it fits perfectly under the dining table 🙌🏻 anyway back to the food…
Luckily, I have a lot of friends who have already done the weaning bit, so I basically just did what they did 😂
I’m technically speaking ‘spoon fed weaning’ why? Because I don’t like mess 😂 also Ziggy (the dog) was getting the majority of the food!
I thought pre Ada I was going to be like the film Baby Boom and start making homegrown, organic purée that I put into pots I’ve kilned & glazed myself all the while I’m burning sage & wearing a hemp sack! BUT I went for Ella’s pouches! Couldn’t be bov’ed to be honest. I tried to make her something once and she literally heaved so I won’t subject her to it again 😂
But I digress my point is, I felt very alone and bloody terrified when Ada started eating. It’s like a minefield, I mean the help is there if you need it but I felt a bit silly. Like, ummmm Soz I totally don’t get it? What’s she supposed to eat 🙋🏼🙋🏼 help me! Also, I swear Jamie (the huz) actually thought I had actually attended a secret parent course about how to do all this shit because he totes just assumed I had it on lockdown!
Luckily Ada literally eats everything (except peas, she’s not a fan of them) oh & we’re bringing her up Pescatarian (🙄 of course we are 😂) so that’s brought up new challenges as we have to make sure she’s getting what she needs nutrient wise. 😳 I mean it’s tough #mumlife is tough!
Then there’s all the treats… let’s talk Rusks. You’ve got a handful of people that are like “yeap no bigs, i mean they have loads of sugar but we had them and we’re a ok” then you have the other camp “Rusks are POISON, do not feed your child poison, they’ll choke, catch a rusk disease and their arm will fall off”
I went with let’s give her a little rusk to see if she likes them, obvs she does because they’re delicious! 😂
Looking back when I first started the weaning process I was terrified & somehow don’t ask me how but you just know what to do next. Ask friends, google and follow a book if it helps! I just somehow stopped stressing so much and now BIG BRUCE will eat anything. It totes doesn’t matter if you buy your food ready made or purée your own. Makes zero difference really, come 4 years they’ll all be stuffing party rings into their faces at parties & eating stuff off the floor anyway 🤷🏼♀️
Thanks for reading
Next week – The Mum Gunt Edit 😳