I weaned slightly differently with both of my children. With C as a young, first time mother, especially to a premature baby, I felt like I was thrown in at the deep end. He was fed as much breastmilk as possible for the first few days of his life but with the both of us being so ill, I moved to formula which he was happy with and weaned in the "normal" fashion. My health visitor advised us to introduce spoon feeds at five months actual (which seems a little odd now I think back as he'd only be three months adjusted) so I started with plain baby rice as it is advised. Eventually I added in fruit flavours, mashed banana being his favourite before progressing to the HiPP jars. I started with single flavours then as he got older, I used the 'dinner' jars. HiPP Organic was always my go-to because the meal ideas were plentiful and he always got a different one each day - it helped that Tesco always had a multibuy deal on them too!
E was a little different. I only breastfed her for three days (something which I kick myself about for not doing it longer) and I'd read up more about baby led weaning so I wanted to give that a try. She took to it so well and although I obviously had worries about her choking, she was absolutely fine and we had none of these incidences at all.
With the baby led weaning, I was unsure of how much of the food she was really eating as most of it ended up down her t-shirt or on the floor, with C I could measure how much of the jar he'd taken. Follow-on milks are designed to complement the weaning diet while your baby is getting used to a variety of different tastes and texture. They are higher in iron and vitamin D than standard infant formulas which can really be a help if baby is not eating as many iron-containing foods and is therefore at greater risk of iron deficiency, and to help protect baby against becoming vitamin D deficient. HiPP Organic have been researching breastmilk for over 50 years so you can rely on them to include the ingredients your baby needs to grow strong and healthy. The Follow-On Milk includes essential your baby needs including iron for cognitive development, vitamins A, C and D for the immune system and PRÆBIOTIK® a source of allgosaccharldes. 10 out of 10 mums who have changed to the Follow-On Milk say that their babies are happier.
One thing I wish I knew about was the fact that HiPP have created a reusable milk storage box with a built in scoop holder in the lid and scoop leveller inside. How handy!
I am such a worrywart but the weaning stage goes by so quickly and I loved my kids faces when they tried new, strong flavours but my absolute favourite part was letting them get messy in the process!
If you are about to start weaning your little one, I have a lovely giveaway for you. Courtesy of HiPP, you can get your hands on:
- HiPP milk storage tin
- HiPP’s ‘HiPPofant’ cuddly toy
- As well as a number of HiPP products (+6m):
- Creamed Porridge Breakfast
- Penne with Tomato & Courgette
- Pasta in a Tomato & Ham Sauce
- Spaghetti Bolognese
- Carrots, Sweetcorn & Sweet Potato with Apricots
- Pumpkin, Carrot & Apple Spaghetti
- Apple & Banana Crumble
- Pear, Banana & Kiwi
- Cherry, Apple & Banana Breakfast
- Apple, Blueberry & Banana Muesli with Yoghurt
All you have to do is fill in the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!
- The giveaway will run from 2nd February until 16th February
- One winner will win one HiPP hamper
- Open to entrants aged 18+
- UK residents only
- Prize will be sent directly from the PR
- No automated entries
- One entry per person
The Department of Health recommends that you breastfeed your baby exclusively for the first six months of their life; at around six months you can start to wean them on to solids and start to combine breastfeeding with bottle feeding. HiPP Organic understands that all babies are different and some mums might want to transfer to bottle feeding earlier than others. HiPP Organic would always advise that you speak to your midwife or health visitor before changing your feeding method. For more information on milks, please visit the HiPP Organic Website http://www.hipp.co.uk/
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