Weaning is one of those funny words we hear a lot as new parents. As we try to grasp what it actually means and how to go about it we tend to get overwhelmed by advice and information which can lead us to a seeing it as an obstacle instead of the lovely exciting and fun part of our baby’s journey that it can be! There’s books, menus and confusion over when to start and how it impacts on the milk relationship. It’s another one of those topics that even your aunty’s neighbour’s cousin’s best friend will have an opinion on…. It can be hard to figure out how you feel about it yourself and what approach best suits you and your baby! I have no intention in telling you that I have all of the answers – I couldn’t possibly know what approach is best for your lovely little WonderBaba – but I can tell you what I’ve learnt about the different aspects of weaning along my journey as a Pharmacist and mum of three very different children. I can also tell you about what cues you should watch for from your own baby to try to decide how and when they will be most comfortable weaning. Continue reading
This article is for mums who bottle feed their babies formula.
There is a lot of confusion surrounding the best methods to make up bottles and it’s one of those things which causes convenience to cloud our better judgement. We are all guilty of wanting the most convenient methods and techniques of caring for our babies because let’s be honest – raising a child is hard – and so when given easy and difficult options it takes a strong parent to ignore the easy ones all of the time! I hope to clarify here what is ok and what is not so that, as a priority, we can make the safest choices for our babies. There are many areas where I would choose a shortcut…sure my third baby has a wardrobe full of trendy clothes and spends his days in his PJ’s!! However the safe preparation and storage of food for children, especially milk for young babies is just not something we can afford to compromise on. Continue reading