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Instructions not included: Baby weaning

Baby Weaning: Header

KiddyCharts has been horribly remiss, and not done a Parenting Tips Linky for too long, as we are putting that right, and re-launching them today. They will go out monthly, we already have them covering Reflux, Starting School, and Night-time potty training.

This week, I am asking you to link up anything that helps us all with baby weaning, anything from baby led weaning, to just general tips and help for people that are trying, and even struggling, with this at the moment. The iea, as always, is to create a resource for people looking for help and support on this topic area.

We have written on it a couple of times on KiddyCharts already, and I have linked to the post below, but key things to remember when you are weaning are:

  • It isn’t a competition, your baby will do what they feel comfortable with, it doesn’t matter if your friends baby is eating finer food at 7 months without dropping anything (highliy unlikely of course;-)); your little one will go at their own pace
  • Trust your instincts. No-one knows your baby better than you. That mean if you feel that they are ready to wean, they probably are. My little girl was 5 months when I started to wean her; she reached for a chocolate muffin while I was in Costa’s once, and that was the final straw. She may have been under the recommended 5 months, but a chocoholic already! ;-)

So come along, help all those other mums and dads out there, with baby weaning! If you want to grab the badge so people can find the other resources from your posts, feel free. But it certainly isn’t needed. The idea for this linky is to help as many people with some of the bigger challenges of having kids. After all, instructions really are not included!

Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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Thursday 13th of March 2014

I'm not sure my previous comment made it, but am linking up a post I wrote as a guide for weaning!

Kate Williams

Thursday 13th of March 2014

Great idea for a linky! Nothing to join p but I am just starting to ween my daughter and since having my last child my mind has gone and I can't remember what to do at all!!

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