To start with, babies only need a small amount of solid food. To begin with, I introduced Thomas to a new flavour, every other day. He took to food really well and was soon ready to move onto two meals a day. I then gradually began introducing a variety of different food groups and combinations of flavours.
The first flavours I mixed were carrot (a firm favourite) and sweet potato. I wanted to start including foods from essential food groups at each meal. I try to always include a vegetable and a starchy food (carb) for his main, followed by a fruit or fat (natural yogurt) for pudding.
These are some of the combinations Thomas has tried so far and enjoyed.
- Carrot & Sweet Potato
- Potato & Pea
- Aubergine & Potato
- Broccoli, Cauliflower & Potato
- Butternut Squash & Parsnip
- Pear & Apple
- Natural yogurt and blueberries
I have recently begun to introduce protein into Thomas diet. He has tried scrambled egg, turkey and chickpeas. All of which work really well combined with other flavours. When I introduce a new flavour, I only introduce one new favour at a time with tried and tested foods. That way I will be aware of any allergies (so far, so good).
My First Flavours
We’ve been tracking little mans weaning journey on these personalised charts, from @myfirstflavours. I’ve been able to keep track of the combinations he’s tried and enjoyed. You could also use these charts to plan meals.
Thomas is doing so well with weaning and I think we’re both really enjoying the experience. Meal times have become one of my favourite times of the day. A chance to sit together and explore new things.
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Weaning – What Little Man Ate for the week
Finger Foods and Baby Led Weaning
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