Weaning - Out and about

(11 Posts)
DeathMetalMum Sun 13-Oct-13 19:07:33

We are doing a lazy traditional approach to weaning. If we are eating something for our meals that dd can have she does otherwise we give a puree/rusk or something similar sometimes doing something completly different for her. With dd1 we mostly did jars as I was not confident at all.

I am at a loss of what to do while we are out with dd2 particularly lunch I don't mind using the odd jar but often can be out at least once a week for lunch. What do you give? Dd is only 6 weeks into weaning and although on 3 'meals' a day a lot of this is still first trys.

PinkPepper Sun 13-Oct-13 19:09:50

How old is she? I just gave my son whatever food off my plate

IdaClair Sun 13-Oct-13 19:12:32

Whatever I was having, like you do. Being out didn't make much difference, with DC1 I would just share from my plate and with DC2 I share from my and DC1's plate.

I haven't found anything they can't have, yet, I suppose most things I eat must be decent enough or if they're a bit lacking in some area (eg a pasta dish or a salad) it can always be made up with a veg heavy/protein heavy dinner - as I would for me anyway.

DeathMetalMum Sun 13-Oct-13 19:46:09

Dd is 7 months so probably only 4 weeks in. Its mostly when I am at my mums I usually have something easy like a sandwhich or cup-a-soup - so not really suitable yet, but can't think what else I can offer. We also eat sandwhiches a lot for lunch which I don't wan't to give her every day.

PinkPepper Sun 13-Oct-13 20:08:23

Surely at your mums you'd do whatever you'd be doing at home?

Sandwich sounds fine to me but my boy had chips/gummed steak/pasta/lots of toast when places served it at that age.

Shybairns Sun 13-Oct-13 20:11:07

Soup and sandwich sounds fine! You can put chunks of buttered bread into the soup and give her the sandwich taken apart so she can eat the filling and the bread as she wishes.

BigWoooooo Sun 13-Oct-13 20:17:59

Sometimes I blitz something I made the day before in the microwave and it has cooled down enough for DS to eat by the time we get where we are going. Or I do sanwhiches or something he can have cold. My only issue with cuppa soups and the like are their very high salt content. Low salt and sugar beans on toast or egg on toast.

sharond101 Sun 13-Oct-13 21:52:23

I batch cook some homemade soup and make it really thick having added rice or mashed potato and take that with me.

BonaDea Mon 14-Oct-13 13:51:51

My DS is 6.5 months and we've had him along for lunches out several times since we started weaning. He's had veg off our plates, a couple of chips and if all else fails bread from the bread basket. I also carry a piece of fruit for him. We are blw weaning so no mashing!

bittapitta Mon 28-Oct-13 10:35:16

I did BLW as I'm lazy. Pureeing and spoonfeeding takes way more effort from what I've seen! When we go out I take snacks like rice cakes and bread sticks, if I know we'll be eating lunch out I'll order something we can share and/or pack a sandwich (cheese or peanut butter) and chopped up fruit.

Badgerwife Mon 28-Oct-13 13:09:28

cucumber, cheese cut in chunks that can be held - works really well for going out

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