when did YOU wean your LO?

(48 Posts)
islasmummy2013 Sat 18-May-13 14:31:28

I'm not interested in opinions or conflict or even advice, just simply wondering (being nosey) when you first started to wean your little ones?


It's a bit rude to ask for info then state you don't want people's opinions TBH.

In my opinion.

NaturalBaby Sat 18-May-13 14:37:16

How is it rude? I was constantly asking my friends what/when/why they did things with their babies. We're all friends here aren't we? grin

Ds1 4 1/2 months (can't remember weeks, after a week or so I realised it was too early and he wasn't really interested)
Ds2 5 months self weaned - BLW
Ds3 6 months but wasn't really interested!

islasmummy2013 Sat 18-May-13 14:38:43

What I ment by the no opinions was the hole 'the guidelines say...' thing, if you have nothing pleasant to say then please don't say anything!

I am simply asking when people started weaning, just out of interest. I am not asking to be shot down or told what's right or wrong within the weaning topic.

5madthings Sat 18-May-13 14:40:59

All five of mine who range in age from almost 14urs old, down to 2yrs old were first offered food at 6mths, one of them took to it immediately, another wasn't interested until 9mths, the others were varied between those two.

Forgetfulmog Sat 18-May-13 14:45:31

24 weeks when dd licked the marmite off my toast shock

colleysmill Sat 18-May-13 14:47:11

About 2 weeks before the 6 month mark.

Ds sort of weaned himself - we were away with friends and whilst we were all chatting over dinner he leaned over and pinched a chip off dh's plate before we could stop him.

I've always been slightly mortified that his first taste of food was a bloody chip blush

WaitingForMe Sat 18-May-13 14:48:09

About 5 1/2 months when he ATE my marmite toast grin

Swiped it, scoffed it, smiled. I decided waiting until he was 6 mths wasn't going to work.

MrsLettuce Sat 18-May-13 14:48:46

DC1, 26 weeks. DC2, 26 weeks.

Dd1 four months

Dd2 5 months

Weegiemum Sat 18-May-13 14:53:42

Dd1 onto purees at almost 4 months, bf till 13 months, now 13.

Ds onto purees at just over 4 months, bf till 15 months, now 11.

Dd2 blw at 6 months, bf till 2, now 9.

Dd2 is by far the least fussiest eater!

Wylye Sat 18-May-13 14:55:47

7 months.
I had tried him at 5.5 and 6 months, but he wasn't as interested as he thought he was! Early baby, so I wasn't surprised really, he did everything a month late.

TheDetective Sat 18-May-13 15:14:16

5 months to see if it helped with his reflux. It did for a week. Then it seems to have all gone wrong. confused

He's 5 months 3 weeks now. Am stopping to see if that helps.

<Bloody weaning mumble mumble mumble>

25 weeks. blw - she started eating our food!

Yonihadtoask Sat 18-May-13 15:17:27

About 3.5 months.

The recommended age was 4 months at the time.

He was hungry. The HV suggested solids. He liked it.

mikkii Sat 18-May-13 15:18:39

DS 4 months
DD1 5 months as was going back to work at 6 months and she wouldn't take a bottle
DD2 can't really remember, I think about 6 months, but that's 5 months adjusted as she was early.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 18-May-13 15:20:31

Why are you interested though? What possible benefit could you gain from this thread?

mikkii Sat 18-May-13 15:21:13

Just remembered, we have a friend in Spain who had given DC purée but was petrified about giving him solids (finger food), so she waited till we went there and I did him too! He was about 9 months but was already on purée.

Pascha Sat 18-May-13 15:23:10

Just over 5 months with ds1 when he pinched a green bean off my plate, he ate very little though for the next 4 months.

Ds2 is 4.5 months and I'm leaving it as long as I can to start the whole faff again.

elQuintoConyo Sat 18-May-13 15:24:37

6 months. But he took a chunk out of my banana at 5 - does that count?

Dd was 17 weeks because she wasn't drinking her milk and was losing weight because of it.

Ds is 25 weeks on Monday and I've just started to introduce some food to him. He loves it. I would have preferred to wait a bit but it stops him screaming for more milk an hour after feeds and he seems happy smile

Pascha it's a pita isn't it?! I really can't be bothered blush

islasmummy2013 Sat 18-May-13 15:32:52

I am purely just wondering, it's not a crime to be nosey nor is it a crime to ask questions on a message board.
There is no gain what so ever


JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 18-May-13 16:09:12

No its not a crime, but it polite to tell people why you want to know. This board is more about asking for help when weaning and MNers supporting one another whilst they wean. Your questions just seem a little odd and impolite.

For all we know you could be using this information for a research paper.

Just so you know, using kisses at the end of posts is very un-MN.

ShadeofViolet Sat 18-May-13 16:14:04

DS1 - 4months
DS2 - 10 weeks
DD - 7 months.

5madthings Sat 18-May-13 16:30:50

Just seems an odd thing to be interested in! I have never been interested in when friends weaned, if they asked me advice etc I said what I did. But its not particularly interesting.

islasmummy2013 Sat 18-May-13 16:34:22

Right, sorry to of caused offence for ASKING A QUESTION but if you have nothing nice to stay then don't say anything, I thought mumsnet was ment to be a friendly place, I am purely wondering I have no hidden agenda or secret purpose, I am a first time mum of a 15 week old daughter, I live in a new area 160 miles away from any friends of family, I am asking here because I have nobody else to ask.
As all first time mums I am inquisitive as to what other parents have done, and if I want to post kisses I will do so whether it is 'un-mn' or not!

islasmummy2013 Sat 18-May-13 16:36:43

Just because you weren't interested doesn't mean I can't be, im fed up with people shooting me down for asking a question! If you don't want to answer then don't but please don't leave rude comments.

5madthings Sat 18-May-13 16:43:23

Nobody has been rude, you were rude in trying to dictate what people could reply, that's not how a forum works. I simply stated that its not a particularly interesting subject and its even less interesting if you are going to try and dictate how people can answer.

islasmummy2013 Sat 18-May-13 16:50:11

I'm not trying to dictate anything, I just wanted a simple answer to a simple question instead of people just telling me what the guidelines were etc.

Vividmemories Sat 18-May-13 17:35:12

Heh, of all the threads to get flamed on! I started at 24 weeks with one "meal" a day but it's baby-led weaning so only a negligible amount went in. Now at nearly 7mo she has 2 meals a day and swallows quite a lot. It's fun to watch her learning to eat.

milkyman Sat 18-May-13 17:38:58

Please leave the poster to ask her question! I see nothing strange in asking it! In fact, I seem to remember asking the same a while back. Knowledge is power and think the more info you can gather the better, so you can make a decision about when you want to wean your baby. I ask questions all the time e.g. when does your baby go to bed etc... It's reassuring to hear what others doing, especially when you're new to something. My DS was weaned at 6mths.

Wishiwasanheiress Sat 18-May-13 17:40:35

6mths as per advice. Also I just couldn't wait any longer it was too exciting first time.

Second time will be 6mths properly but dd is now 4mths and allowed licks of whatever I have if interested/safe.

zzzzz Sat 18-May-13 17:41:59

Dc1..6months (on the day blush )
Dc2.. About 6 months (probably a little later)
Dc3.. 3 months
Dc4.. 3 months
Dc5.. 5.5 months

3 and 4 are twins and it was on Drs advice.

Wishiwasanheiress Sat 18-May-13 17:42:14

Oh big kisses to u and little one

(Hope that gets up nose of other idiot)

girliefriend Sat 18-May-13 17:43:38

5 months or a bit before, dd was sitting up, putting things in her mouth and interested in what I was eating so didn't want to wait any longer.

She loved her food then and still does 7 yrs on!!!

islasmummy2013 Sat 18-May-13 17:43:51

Thank you for sticking up for me milkyman (don't know how to quote)
It's just interesting to know these things!

Wishiwasanheiress Sat 18-May-13 18:02:21

It is interesting. Or curious. I'm nearing the point again too and have enjoyed reading the reasonable responses.

CornishYarg Sat 18-May-13 20:00:05

Tried puree at 5 1/2 months but he refused and I now suspect he just wasn't ready. So started blw at 6 months.

DoingTheSwanThing Sat 18-May-13 20:12:30

DS1 5m, DTs 6m (excluding the odd gummed green bean)

Tattoopixie Sun 30-Jun-13 09:09:12

Thank you islasmummy2013 for this thread, it has been really helpful for me to see other people's responses as I am also a first time mum and also live in an area away from my friends and family.I have just started weaning at 23 weeks (with permission from health visitor) and was worried about starting early but seeing that other people have as well has put my mind at ease.

I think it's disgusting that a mother posting an innocent question to other mothers can get such rude responses! It's no wonder mumsnet is getting a bit of a bad reputation for being judgemental etc! I agree with milkyman, when you're new to something it is good to ask questions to see what others are doing as it can help you make decisions to how you do things with your own baby. Right rant over and thank you again for this thread and to everyone who answered helpfully.

Chunderella Sun 30-Jun-13 15:08:19

DD- six months and one week.

GingerDoodle Mon 01-Jul-13 21:25:45

I handed DD a piece of cucumber the day she turned 4 months. She had no idea what to do with it lol.

We started a few sucks of banana and various jars, bits of what we were eating between 4 - 5 months. I never did baby porridge as I thought it looked and tasted grim.

She really got the swing of it and her appetite increased when she hit 6 months and started to move more onto stage 3 lumpier stuff.

She's now 9 months and mostly has what we eat fork mashed or as finger food.

AnythingNotEverything Mon 01-Jul-13 21:31:09

14 weeks -DS was a hungry baby. He's now a hungry teenager. Guidance at the time was 4 month iirc.

Trishstar Mon 01-Jul-13 22:57:34

I'm interested in the responses here too! And understand you wanted answers rather than people quoting "rules" about when to wean!

I am finding apart from my postnatal thread, that people can be really rude on here! What's wrong with xxx at the end of messages? Why is it unMN?

Jojay Mon 01-Jul-13 22:59:43

All 4 of mine were weaned at 6 months.

janji Mon 01-Jul-13 23:09:31

Baby rice at 3 and half months

MrsHuxtable Mon 01-Jul-13 23:16:10

6.5 months

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