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charlotteannc Sun 28-Feb-16 18:12:10


I'm very new to this so please bear with me, my daughter is just over 5 months old and we've started to wean her! I had a quick chat with my health visitor and she said this is perfectly fine, I've only started her on a very small amount of Ella's Kitchen 4+ months pouch a day.

I was just after some advice from anyone else with little ones the same age as to what you give them, some ideas, what you give them etc.

Thanks smile

sallykins123 Sun 28-Feb-16 19:45:13

I weaned my DD at 4 months, she's now 7 months. I give her most veg, fruit and meat and make lots of different things for her. You can make so much, you just need to be mindful of salt, fats and sugar.

I used to go to the supermarket and look at what food they sold for her age and I'd make it myself as its tastier and cheaper! I also found Heinz have a section on their website with some really nice baby recipes. Also as you can't use stock cubes I found some baby stock cubes at boots to add flavour to the recipes. Here are things I was giving my DD at around 5.5/6 months:

Cheesy veg medley - broccoli, carrot, potato, cauliflower with a homemade cheese sauce, all blended up. This is on Heinz website I think.

Spag bol - homemade. Garlic, mince, onion, tomato, celery, carrot and beef stock. I sometimes gave her this with pasta, others it was just the sauce.

Tomato sauce and pasta with a bit of grated cheese on top. Check the Heinz website for the recipe.

Homemade Cottage pie. Mince, onion, carrot, peas and beef stock. With creamy mash with unsalted butter and some cows milk in it.

Chicken casserole, I just made this up myself really by just adding a load of veg to the chicken and adding stock.

You can also put cows milk in your cooking, like for cheese sauces and creamy mash etc.

Anabel karmel has some good ones, my daughter loves her Popeye pasta recipe. It says it's for 9-12 months but I think that's just because of the texture, so I just blended it up a bit more and gave her this from 6 months and she loves it!

Chicken and chickpea is another anabel karmel one she loves!

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