Last updated on Jun 11th, 2021 at 12:07 pm
Bumbles™ believes in waiting until baby is six months, in fact, so does the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as the Department of Health, all of whom offer substantial support for maintaining exclusive breastfeeding and milk feeds for the first six months of your baby’s life.
The problem is though, many health practitioners encourage mom to start with solids for various reasons and many moms feel pressured into introducing solids to their little one before they feel they are ready.
This period is usually when baby is between four and six months and what we call the “weaning window”. It is a two-month period when you’ll need to be watching for the tell-tale signs that your baby is ready to wean.
These signs include:
- Baby has doubled birth weight
- Sitting skills are progressing and there is head control
- Staring and much interest in mom and dad’s food
- Chewing, dribbling and rosy cheeks
- Still hungry after a full milk feed & demands more feeds
- Waking during the night demanding a feed
Once you have made your decision to start weaning, there are a few important items you need to get going:
- Bibs (we like the towelling ones with the Velcro so to avoid all that fidgeting)
- Bumbo chair or High Chair
- Ice cube trays with lids
- Steamer (we like the three tier steamer – yes, the one still in the box that you got as a wedding gift and don’t know what it’s for!)
- Weaning bowls
- Soft weaning spoons
- Electric hand-held blender
Bumbles™ First Tastes include foods that are easy to digest and low-allergy
Steamed root vegetables like carrot, parsnip, butternut and sweet potato are naturally sweet and make a lovely smooth purée but are also perfect for those Moms wanting to follow the Baby Led Weaning route.
We also love to blend fruit and vegetables together; it is a great way to bring in new flavours once baby has accepted the single blends.
Bumbles™ Best First Vegetables:
- Gem Squash
- Parsnip (wit wortel)
- Sweet Potato
- Courgette (baby marrow)
Bumbles™ Best First Fruit:
- Apple (Pink Lady)
When introducing a new food, allow three to four days before bringing something new to their diet. This is so it’s easily identifiable should there be any allergic reaction or digestive discomfort.