BABY-LED WEANING | WHAT MY BABY EATS IN A WEEK

I have posted quite a few times about our weaning journey so far. Weaning can be such a minefield and when you are already trying to juggle everything else motherhood entails, thinking of new meal ideas can become a bit of a chore.

Below is a week of Freddie’s meals (from last Friday to today), which I hope might give you some inspiration if you are in need of some fresh ideas! Freddie is almost eleven months and so we almost exclusively do baby-led weaning but I also spoon feed Freddie things like Chilli, Spaghetti Bolognese and soup. The key is not to stress to much about which approach to follow, just do whatever works for you and your baby.

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When Freddie began to show a preference towards a more baby-led approach to weaning, I was keen to gather as many quick recipe ideas as possible. One tip that has worked really well so far is adapting easy lunches that I would have eaten pre-baby to suit Freddie. Since having him, I have become much more conscious about the ingredients in the foods I buy (particularly the salt/sugar content). Breads and cakes in particular tend to have far more salt than the one gram recommended for babies of Freddie’s age and a Bread Maker is on my Christmas Wishlist for that reason (well and the fact that there is nothing yummier than the smell of fresh bread!). Making sure Freddie eats a wide range of vegetables during weaning is really important to me but so far he has taken after his Mama and is a bit of a carb-lover! This recipe includes a very sneaky veg sauce which reassures me that he is getting all of the nutrition that he needs.

picture of pitta pizza. Baby led weaning easy recipe idea.

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The wonderful world of weaning, one of the most exciting but nerve-wracking times as a first time mum. It can be stressful too, making sure you introduce your baby to a range of flavours, worrying about what they will or won’t eat and wondering if you’re doing it ‘right’. We had to start weaning Freddie at five months due to Silent Reflux which you can read more about here. We began with purees and then progressed to mixed weaning at six months. Recently, we have switched to mainly baby led weaning and I thought it would be useful to share the four ways we make weaning fun!

weaning idea for seven month old, baby led weaning, plate of food shaped like a rocket in space.

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