The Wonderful World of Weaning
Food glorious food
Just before Munchkin’s 6 month milestone we started weaning. The wonderful world of weaning that is.
From the off you could tell he loved food when he grabbed the first spoonful and took it to his mouth. This surprised us both. Though, it was shortly followed by a face of disgust.
One month later after the taste-test phase we are on to three meals a day. Generally porridge for brekky, a puree for lunch with a crisp and some fruit to suck on and something with more solids for dinner.
We have tried and tested many baby foods and making our own purees but when it comes to a baby food company, the standout for us is Ella’s kitchen.
This is for two reasons above the good taste; organic ingredients and our Munchkin’s preferences .
For starters, home freezing. Ella’s kitchen purées are generally freezeable. This was a necessity for us when starting out, as our Munchkin would only have less than a quarter of a pouch.
Secondly, all their packaging is recyclable as part of their Ellacycle scheme via Terracycle. (I’ll praise and tell you more about Terracycle in a future post 😊 which you will find here, but if you want to do more here’s a handy dandy link).
I also thought that there is a lot of contradictory information out there on weaning. So what we did is look over that advice and follow what we felt at the time. For example with solids we experimented early and stepped back if it was too soon.
Overall, my main piece of advice would be to enjoy it. It’s messy and can be a worry but it’s fun to discover what your baby likes and seeing them cover themselves in food like our Munchkin in the gorgeous shot below.
Thanks for reading,
Daddy and Munchkin.