Thursday, 27 August 2015

Meal ideas for baby led weaning

Hi everyone,
This is just a small post on some ideas for foods you can try to first start off when trying baby led weaning. I did originally start Hallie off with puréed food at around 4 months old. I then decided when she got to 6 months old on the 9th of this month that we would try baby led weaning. Which basically means she eats what we eat. She's having little tastes of everything we are eating but here are a few things she most enjoys. 

This is the lunch I had at ikea. Salmon, mash, peas & brocolli. Hallie had a try of all of this from her bowl. She loved the salmon and it was something she had never tried before. It's also easy for her to chew. Of course make sure the salmon is boneless. 

This is the dinner I made Sunday. I made us giant Yorkshire, sausage, peas, mash & mushrooms. Then I have Hallie a smaller Yorkshire, peas, mushroom and mash. She loved suckling on the Yorkshire and really enjoyed the dinner. She are quite a lot!

Hallie loves fruit salad. Her favourite fruit is melon and strawberry. 

This was Hallie's first tastes of chicken. She had chicken and potato waffle. She loved both!

Some other things she likes ls, beans, toast fingers, cucumber, scrambled egg, and ham. 
Hope you enjoyed this post. 

Friday, 14 August 2015

Hallie Ann 6 month update

So.. Our beautiful little girly is now 6 months. August 9th our Hallie Ann turned 6 months, I shed a tear or 2 to say the least. Time is flying by and I can't believe how lucky I am to be a mother to such a perfect little girl. 
She's so clever. She loves her jumparoo, baths and playing with her toys. 
Rolling over, Hallie rolled over for the first time at 17 weeks. She now won't stay on her back for longer than about 5 seconds. She loves tummy time.

Weaning, we started to wean Hallie at around 16 weeks, weaning is a topic all parents will have different views on and all children are different. I personally felt Hallie was ready at 16 weeks and it was a gradual process. She now has lots of different foods and loves experimenting with different textured food. A favourite of hers at the moment is toast fingers. Yesterday she enjoyed tucking into her very own dinner with me I mashed it up when I had mine. She has breakfast dinner and a snack. Currently she has 3/4 6oz bottles a day. She's been on 6oz from around 3 months and is quite settled on 6oz. We have not yet started her on follow on milk as she has a protein allergy. 
Sitting up, Hallie has started to sit up she now sits for around 15/20 seconds on her own. Another thing she has started to do is walk in her walker. She's so cute when she finds her feet and she loves wandering about in the walker. 
Hallie has been teething from very young, in our appointment at just 6 weeks the dr said how hard her gums were. A tooth first started to come through at around 4 months. She has now had all her injections up until she is one! She was so brave having them all, much braver than I was taking her! 
Hallie loves her sleep. She sleeps the whole night through. She does not like to be put to bed early so she goes down at around 9 o'clock. But wakes back up at about 10:30 until 11:30. When she goes back to sleep she will then sleep right through until around 9 o'clock in the morning. She has slept this well from young. The routine we normally have is bath, bottle bed. This has definetely worked best for us. She also has a story most nights before bed and we have done this since birth, I find this really soothes her in the evenings. She's such a good sleeper which I'm so greatful for (as I'm no good unless I have my sleep hahaa!) she's not in her own room yet. As it stands I'm nowhere near ready for her to be in there yet. I feel much more comfortable with her being in her cot in the room with us. 
She is currently still wearing 3-6 month clothes. She's in the process of going into 6-9 month clothes. I haven't had her weighed in around 4 weeks when she was last weighed she was 14lbs. Exactly where she should be for the weight she was born.
That's a little update on our gorgeous girl. She makes me so proud every day. She's so clever and beautiful.
Thankyou for reading! Xx