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What do I need to wean?

There’s not a lot you can do about the mess that will ensue when you start to wean your baby and introduce solid food, but being prepared helps. There is a variety of baby weaning products on the market today but all you really need are a few simple utensils. The basic equipment you need is as follows:
  • Bowls: small, durable plastic bowls are perfect and should be dishwasher safe variety. If they are brightly coloured they should keep your baby interested.
  • Spoons: It’s a good idea to ensure spoons are small enough to fit in baby’s mouth and soft enough so that they don’t hurt baby’s gums. A rubber tipped spoon is especially good.
  • Baby bibs: buy bibs that will dry quickly so you can have them washed and ready for the next feed.
  • Clean cloths and tea towels
  • Saucepans and/or a steamer
  • A hand blender or food processor will be a lifesaver when it comes to puréeing large amounts of foods.
  • Fork and metal sieve: a simple fork and a sieve can be used easily to purée a single portion of food.
  • Ice cube trays or containers for storing and freezing baby meals. It’s a good idea to buy food cube trays with lids as this will keep the food  fresh.
  • Dishes with suction cups are also so handy to help prevent your baby from knocking them over
  • Highchair: when your baby is able to sit up on their own, feeding in a highchair is a good idea. It helps your baby to associate meal time with sitting at the table, promoting good eating habits.

More questions

Fibre is important in your baby's diet but should only be present in small amounts as it can prevent the absorbtion of important minerals.
Fat is a vital source of energy for your growing baby.
Gluten is contained in foods such as wheat, rye, barley, and oats which are alll good sources of iron and fibre.
Honey should never be given to a baby under 12 months due to the risk of botulism poisoning.
There are lots of wonderful first foods for your baby to try including puréed vegetables, fruit, and baby cereals. 
There are lots of great ways to easily prepare and cook food for your baby.
A good breakfast is vital to ensure your baby is getting the best start to the day. 
In the beginning you should only feed your baby a spoon or two of solid food a day. This will gradually build up over a period of a weeks until they are enjoying three meals a day.
It is essential that you provide your baby with a well balanced and nutritious diet. There is a wonderful variety of foods to choose from.
If you're having problems weaning your baby it may be that they just aren't ready. Take a week or two to resume milk feedings and try again. 



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