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weaning - one bowl, one spoon for both or one each?

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beachesandbuckets Tue 28-Jan-14 20:36:32

Has been easier to use one bowl/spoon to feed both, but with various bugs around etc, should I be using a seperate spoon and bowl for each baby or is this just a waste of time as they will get each other's bugs anyway (they don't co-sleep). What do people do?! Ta

darkdays Tue 28-Jan-14 20:50:18

I used separate bowls and spoons, usually colour coded, so I knew which was which. But they share so many germs anyway, not sure it is necessary.

NewJobNewLife Tue 28-Jan-14 21:07:34

We had three bowls for two babies and didn't worry about sharing germs.

One bowl and spoon for each child to try and eat with (each with v small amount of food in!) and one bowl and spoon for me to actually feed them from (with most if the food in).

This worked well for us as we didn't try to keep track of what each had eaten. If you are concerned about quantities eaten then sharing a bowl might leave you frazzled and trying to count mouthfuls (which I couldn't have done at weaning age as brain too frazzled).

Either way, as long as your babies are happy and growing I would do what's easiest for you smile

beachesandbuckets Tue 28-Jan-14 21:29:06

Thank you, I guess that if they are gnawing the same toys, sharing the same bath water, wearing the same clothes (at different times obviously!) and swapping Moses baskets its pretty futile in keeping bugs at bay from each other! At least only 1 got fed blue tac by my 3 year old this week... smile

Twicethehugs Tue 28-Jan-14 21:49:10

One bowl, one or two spoons depending if they want to be fed or want to grab the spoon and do it themselves.

neversleepagain Wed 29-Jan-14 13:13:01

I used one bowl and one spoon until they could feed themselves.

minesapintofwine Wed 12-Feb-14 22:43:43

I did 2 bowls, 1 spoon just to be different. Not necessarily the best idea if you dont like the thought of your dts using (full) bowls as hats. In which case 1 bowl would probably be easier to grab hold of. It all changes though. Now my dts feed themselves I do 2 bowls, 3 spoons. Don't worry on sharing things isn't that how twins work? or dont, depending on what is being 'shared'

SugarPlumpFairy3 Wed 19-Feb-14 22:18:12

Yes, we started off with one bowl and one spoon. Now they're do feeding themselves, we have three bowls and three spoons grin.

AmpersandRea Wed 19-Feb-14 22:32:34

I started with one bowl, one spoon. HV was horrified!

playftseforme Wed 19-Feb-14 22:35:18

Two bowls two spoons here! Found it better to monitor who was eating what.

playftseforme Wed 19-Feb-14 22:36:17

Not sure why I used two spoons, not particularly germ phobic!

1stMrsF Sun 06-Apr-14 21:41:59

BLW instead. The perfect solution for twins.

ThreeLannistersOneTargaryen Sun 06-Apr-14 21:46:40

Started with two bowls and two spoons.
Then lowered my standards and used one bowl, one spoon.
By 9m I had given up on the whole malarkey and gave them finger foods.
To be fair, I had two others under five, including one with SEN.

The twins are now nine, and both unfussy eaters.

Kitty2711 Mon 21-Apr-14 21:25:28

we used 1 bowl, they had a spoon each, I had a spoon... until they moved on to solids (very quickly for mine) and then they had separate plates/cutlery etc, but they would share a plate anyway! They would eat everything from one plate, not touching the other, then when the first plate was empty, they'd start on the other one.
I was never fussed on the whole 'germ' thing as they shared toys and cot etc.

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