HiPP #MilkMoments (+ win a HiPP Follow-On Milk Hamper!)

Weaning, for me, was one of those milestones where you don't know how to feel. I was excited to introduce tastes and food, I worried that I was doing it wrong or giving the wrong types and it was a bit bittersweet as I realised that my little newborn wasn't a newborn anymore.

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
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  • 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
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Milks Disclaimer: 
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/milks-important-notice

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53 comments

  1. Claire Elizabeth Noke2 February 2016 at 23:49

    my kids eat anything and everything I put in front of them ... they started off with baby rice when I started weaning. My eldest had rusk too when weaning, but was allergic and it put me off even trying those with my next 2 children.... when they started teething (all quite early) they gnawed on carrot, cucumber and celery sticks xx

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  2. I hated weaning my twins. I really struggled to get them to try new things (and still do) and felt really out of my depth. I put so much pressure on myself to be perfect and hated myself for using hads. I now have a third baby and terrified of having another fussy eater. I'm think of trying baby led this time

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  3. This would be for a colleague at work, my sister liked spaghetti when she was small

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  4. We went onto baby rice, and then pureed vegetables and baby food jars, he loved it all. The only thing he didn't like was pureed sprouts - he turned his nose up at them! He also loved rusks when he could hold them.

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  5. My son has never liked the jars of baby food you get. He likes something with a bit more taste.

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  6. I enjoy the weaning process.. finding out what they do and don't like :)

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  7. My son was a nightmare to wean, not sure if it was because he was my first and I was so nervous but found it got easier with every baby. Now I've got 5 grandsons I enjoy helping with the weaning x

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  8. He loved trying fruit. I hated the so called 'baby' weaning products though - they are so hard and come off in such big chunks in baby's mouth

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  9. Waiting to start baby led weaning in a few months, going to start with streamed veg I think but that might change the more I read

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  10. My first child loved rusks - we tried baby rice first but that went down like a lead ballooon!!!

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  11. baby rice my daughter loved it x

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  12. Aside from baby rice, farleys, etc we kept trying banana at first and she just wasn't interested at all. It turned out she just hated banana, not food... lol.

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  13. My son's first taste was strawberries and he still loves them. He hated spaghetti sauce though.

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  14. We had an old blender that we used and our lad would eat anything

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  15. My girls both loved swede and carrots but my son was banana mad

    Kay Panayi

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  16. My daughter was born with a tooth so i didnt breastfeed as long as i wanted to, i put her on formula at the same time as we started weaning which was a bit of a nightmare, shes doing ok now though

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  17. I used to create my own puree mixtures initially, carrot, swede, parsnip, etc

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  18. We start weaning in 5 days!! So excited. Can't decide on first meal ... definitely something messy x

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  19. just take your time, let baby decide when they are ready. have plenty of wipes to hand for the first few attempts.

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  20. Weaning was easy with my first child, my second is challenging at the minute trying to introduce lighter flavours.

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  21. I don't have any kids but I think this would be a great prize for my brother who now has a baby :)

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  22. my little one loved porridge but hated carrots, she loves carrots now :)

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  23. My older children are grown up now and I weaned them the traditional way as you did back then. They were both trying solids from 3 months and neither have been fussy eaters. Things have changed a lot over the years and now I have another baby we weaned him at 4 months. On vegetable purees to start with and from 6 months have combined this with baby-led. He seems to enjoy pretty much everything he's tried so far and at 9 months is now eating 3 meals a day. He's been having chunkier food for a while now and he's babbling away and making all sorts of noises as well as practicing a few words so hopefully this has helped.

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  24. Try lots of different flavours and textures early so they don't become too fussy! (@PeanutHog)

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  25. Loved the first stages of weaning, not so enjoyable when lumps came into the equation, was a completely different ball game, my niece is being weaned now, loves her big girl food, I'd love to win this for her x

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  26. my daughter didnt like cauliflower cheese

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  27. My son loved parsnips in everything, im just about to start with my daughter xx

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  28. my little boy started weaning on baby rice at four month he was such a hungry baby he just needed that something extra. He loves babana too

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  29. Mashed Carrots and Potatoes.

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  30. Eache child seems to vary in how they develop with weaning. Found they all loved banana.

    Rachel Craig

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  31. our little one is still to be weaned but im up for the challenge

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  32. I love the expressions my baby girl makes when she likes (or doesn’t!!) like new foods. So far she's eating most things, but really doesn't like very sweet foods.

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  33. I did BLW with both my older too and they loved it. Am really looking forward to starting with my baby girl who is 11 weeks old :)

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  34. I certainly didn't enjoy the mess of weaning but I am really enjoying seeing my little girl trying new foods and her reactions to different foods! x

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  35. My little one was pretty good and gave most things a try, though I did stick to mostly vegetables at first. I am constantly surprised by what they do and don't like though!

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  36. I often feed grandaughter Alice she usually blows raspberries sand I get covered

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  37. My son loved his food and would eat anything although his favourite was berry fruits, he was a very hungry boy and was quite chubby although now he is really skinny and fussy with what he eats

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  38. Lots of pureeing and mess, mess, mess!

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  39. My daughter hated parsnip and sweet potato but loved broccoli. I tried normal combinations with her and really odd ones (Ellas kitchen would be proud!!) I did things like parsnip, peach and blueberry (to disguise the parsnip!) and broccoli, apricot and cherry :)

    I gave my recipes to a few mums and they first looked at me like I was weird then tried it and then Saif I was a genius in disguise!! Lol

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  40. My children's favourite was tusks. They were my favourite as well.

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  41. all my kids were reslly good and loved trying diffrent textures

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  42. I'm just about to start weaning my little one in the next few weeks, cant wait, but a bit nervous that I will be doing it right!

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  43. I havent started weaning yet as my daughter is only three months old

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  44. One of the foods my son first tried was banana and he absolutely loves it!

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  45. I loved the weaning stage. It's another important milestone, turning them from little babies into little people!

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  46. my son has always loved brocollii for some strange reason, thought I would have a battle on my hands, but proved me wrong lol

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  47. my eldest, now 10 - pretty loved all food, she still does today. She especially used to love rubbing yoghurt in hair and all over her high chair, I'm going to be doing it all again in a couple of months. I can't wait for those funny faces with the new tastes!

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  48. My little one used to hate anything with lemon in it

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  49. Anything with parsnip was a definite no :p

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  50. My little one loved baby rice and yogurt. Not a fan of rusks though!

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  51. Rusk with a bit of formula! She loved it x

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