Following the HiPP weaning guide that was included in our #WeanTeam pack, we started our weaning journey with a few spoonfuls of solids at lunchtime, just letting Little G-Man get used to the whole concept and feel for solids.
He pulled the expected gurning faces but by the end of the first week he was more than happy to try anything and everything put in front of him so we decided to ramp it up.
After spending a week of building up the amount Little G-Man could take onboard, we decided to slowly introduce an additional meal, this time breakfast.
Initially he was hesitant to most new foods, however the HiPP Organic Banana & Peach Breakfast proved a real success as he devoured it in minutes and it was easy on his tummy.
By the beginning of Week 4 of our weaning journey, we introduced Little G-Man to Tea Time. Now despite everything we’d read, and we’re sure it is just coincidence, but after he’d got used to Tea over the course of a few days, we noticed that Little G-Man started to sleep longer at night #Result
You soon learn which foods to use at what times to help with sleep and digestions – its almost like using magic potions for babys.
As with most babies (and parents), Little G-Man loves his puddings so it was always important for us to give a savoury pot before his desert. When checking the temperature, its always good to have a quick taste and Little G-Man watches in disbelief at the number of times I “have to check” 😉
There has also been the occasion when we’ve used the Simply Pears or Pear & Apple combo to mix in with his otherwise tasteless home-steamed vegetables making them a little more palatable.
Both the pouches and the jars are resealable which means storing them in the fridge is a breeze and unlikely to cause any sticky spills. We noticed that although most jars lasted 24 hours in the fridge once opened, some such as Simply Pears, lasted longer making it handy when needing to mix them with new vegetables.
So far, Little G hasn’t turned his nose up at anything put in front of him. He has had moments where he was unsure, but overall it’s been a relative straight forward introduction. His favourite by far is HiPPs Scrumptious Sunday Dinner which provided him with his first taste of Turkey.
Next Weaning Steps
As we continue with breast feeding we’re complimenting it with a HiPP meal being “served” anything between 30-60 mins later as he’s still not yet reached the age where we can drop milk feeds.
We’ve now started to introduce Little G-Man to HiPP Organic Combiotic Follow On Milk after using the first infant milk since birth for dreamfeeds.
Initially Little G-Man had a bit of a #MilkMoments and turned his nose up at his Combiotic Follow On Milk. After 6 months of having first infant milk he wasn’t too keen on change, presumably due to a change in taste and texture. However, we persevered for 15 minutes and it paid off as he now drinks it with the same gusto as before.
HiPP Organics Follow-On-Milk includes the essential ingredients Little G-Man needs including iron for his cognitive development, vitamins A, C and D to help his immune system develop and probiotic to help his tummy.
We’ve also got a HiPP Organic reusable milk storage box, which has come in very handy. With a built in scoop its easy and quick to prepare his milk and the scoop leveller cleverly tucked away inside, means you’re never over doing it with the powder.
We also plan on introducing him to some finger food over the next few days, sticking mainly to toast, steamed carrot strips and cucumber. Hopefully this will help us prepare him for our holiday in the next few weeks where luckily, he’ll continue to be fed HiPP Organic as it’s one of the options provided by P&O Cruises.
EXPERT ADVICE FROM HELEN GARDINER at HiPP:
Follow on milks are designed to complement the weaning diet while your baby is getting used to a variety of different tastes and textures. They are higher in iron and vitamin D than standard infant formulas which can really be a help if baby is not eating many iron-containing foods and is therefore at greater risk of iron deficiency, and to help protect baby against becoming vitamin D deficient
The Department of Health recommends that you breastfeed your baby exclusively for the first six months of their life; at around six months you can start to wean them on to solids and start to combine breastfeeding with bottle feeding. HiPP Organic understands that all babies are different and some mums might want to transfer to bottle feeding earlier than others. HiPP Organic would always advise that you speak to your midwife or health visitor before changing your feeding method. For more information on milks, please visit the HiPP Organic Website
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