WEANING TWITTER CHAT
Last night dietitians from all four corners of the world, came together on twitter to chat about weaning. There were more than 500 tweets in 1 hour and lots of tips and experiences were shared so I thought I would capture a few for your benefit.
- A variety of tastes and textures is key to successful weaning and a lower risk of fussy eating later in life
- Mum is an important role model. Its important for mum to not influence her little one with her likes and dislikes
- Having family meals together may help your baby accept new flavours (a spoon for baby and a spoon for mum) and gets them ready for fmaily meals later
- Never give up, after many attempts they may eventually accept that new flavour
- Babyled weaning may encourage self feeding but may not be suitable for slow developers. Its ok to combine spoon feeding with self feeding.
- Spoon feeding has its place if done properly. Let your baby come to the spoon and not the other way round.
- Weaning is great time for the whole family to start some new eating habits
- Don’t feel you have to cook new recipes when weaning. Amend family favourites to make sure they are low in salt and sugar
- Cook in bulk and freeze for days when you are not cooking.
- Keep commercial weaning foods for when you need the convenience, they are not for everyday.
- If you are worried about the choking risk, do a first aid course so you know what to do if it ever happens.
- Expect lots of mess but have fun!
Catch up on the full twitter chat here: Weaning