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!