Weaning (Part II)

So now that it had been decided when and how I was going to wean my baby (see my previous blog post Weaning (Part I)), it was time to buy all of the essential weaning items! With so much choice out there, I’ve listed below my favourite tried and tested weaning gear:

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Weaning (Part I)

Navigating the world of weaning for the first time is like trying to work your way through a labyrinth. There are so many books, recipes, thoughts and opinions on this topic, it’s really hard to know where to begin. I decided to introduce solids to my baby at around 6 months, in line with the NHS guidelines and when I felt he was ready.

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Breast Pump

After breastfeeding was well established, I chose to combination feed (breastfeed and express to feed) my baby for a while. I didn’t know anything about breast pumps until I started to read up about them, and as with everything else on my baby checklist, I soon discovered there were lots of different types and brands to choose from. To help simplify things, here is a breakdown of the four main types of breast pumps:

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Feeding Equipment

If you’re choosing to bottle feed your baby, I wouldn’t blame you if you’re scratching your head about what to buy. There’s so much choice out there when it comes to things like sterilisers and bottles, that it can leave you feeling quite perplexed. Especially, if you’re a first time mum and not very well versed in these things, like I was. So here’s a list of the essential bottle feeding items that I found really useful:

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