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Weaning advice please

I bought these for my daughter as she is about to start weaning. As stupid as this sounds do I have to use it all at once? It says to place in hot water but if I open it and squeeze out the amount I want to give her am I able to use the rest later? Just it says to consume it straight away. Just with her starting out...

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How to wean help

My husband who is a paediatrician ironically lol made me feel so stupid for trying BLW evevsue he said something like “are you ready to risk giving them foods they can’t even eat they don’t even have teeth! And you think she’s gonna eat that - she can barely hold it without slipping off her mouth!” And made me feel ...

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Can you serve frozen berries as they are after defrosted?

Stupid question probably but I've only used fresh berries but the quality sucks now so thinking frozen but he just likes them as they are as a snack. Can I do that once defrosted?

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Help my husband has gotten fat

I dont tell him what to eat or not eat. But i do cook for him. I make sure lately that i cook healthier for him but it doesn’t matter because he ends up binge eating between meals too 😔 He eats soooo much at once. I made him chicken pasta w veggies for lunch. And he also made a whole hotdog & fish sticks after he…

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Spitting out medicine

My 5 month old baby needs to take oral antibiotics for 7 days which we need to administer through a syringe (like calpol). The problem is that he keeps spitting it out and I don’t know what to do! People have suggested mixing it with purée but we haven’t started weaning yet and were planning to start in around a mon...

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Picky eater!

Does anyone have a super picky 1 year old?? My babe just turned 1 over the weekend, and he is picky!! He eats all different textures but is super picky! Some days, he will eat chicken and fries. Other days, he only wants yogurt or purees. He will eat anything. I blend up with meat and veggie hut won't eat it in ...

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Proud Mama

We started solids (purées) at four months and she has had just about everything, and now she’s about to be six months and she loves feeding herself and has such good hand eye coordination, We are about to move her to the highchair finally and start BLW🥹 my big girl! 🩷🤍

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Moving away from being spoon-fed

Hi, I really need some advice please. My LO isn't putting food in her mouth yet, she is being spoon-fed everything. I spoke to the HV today about it and she suggested stopping feeding her and only giving her finger foods. But when I start doing this she won't be eating anything. So I don't know what to do.

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Meat/iron

I worry that my baby doesn’t get enough iron. He isn’t fond of meat so I make sure to make things with plant based ingredients that have higher iron. But what kind of meals are you giving your babes with meat in? Can we give them slices of ham now?

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Food rejection

What do you do when your 20 month old rejects all foods for weeks? They eat more at nursery but at home it’s just porridge, grapes and cheerio’s for the last month! She says she wants something like a banana and then I peel it and she says no and has a tantrum but if I don’t peel it she has a meltdown 😅 It’s like…

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Meal ideas for nursery

I send my 13 month old to nursery with a pouch for dinner every day. I'm starting to wonder if I should make him a proper lunch like in a lunchbox? What do you all make for your babies to take to nursery? Any ideas?

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Lunch ideas

My little boy is terrible with his eating these days but looking for some lunch inspo please😩

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Baby hates food: almost 7 months

When I’m eating he wants to reach for what I have but when I’m trying to feed him he just shakes his head side to side not opening his mouth whatsoever and it’s so frustrating !! My first ate EVERYTHING and was excited. This guy just doesn’t want too. I tried a few different foods and his reaction is the same to eve...

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4 month old weaning 🥕🥒🍠

Hey! I’m looking at starting to give my little boy some food. I’ve been googling loads and just feel I’m going around in circles. What did everyone start their LO on. I’ve seen baby porridge but I’ve also seen baby rice? Also what ‘meals’ do you recommend. I’m hoping to cook it all myself and blend it down

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Spaghetti

Can 8 month old have spaghetti and how small should I make the noodles

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Feeding baby when out

What type of foods do you prepare/give your baby when out and about on busy days? Also - how do you heat up vegetable purées when out , without using a microwave?

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