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Mixing purée and blw

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LucyB1 Wed 17-Dec-14 00:02:43

Can anyone who has mixed blw and puréed food let me know how they did it please. Do you mix with each meal or give one meal a day puréed (ie finger food for breakkie and dinner and puréed for lunch). Thinking of doing a mixture in the vain hope that my dd may sleep through.

LucyB1 Wed 17-Dec-14 00:03:24

Random auto text for puréed food!

AllOutOfNaiceHam Wed 17-Dec-14 00:04:16

Traditional weaning is a mixture of puree and finger foods.
How old is she? Weaning doesn't usually make babies sleep through.

LucyB1 Wed 17-Dec-14 00:15:48

Nearly 5 months. Not started yet. Just planning for a month or so.

LucyB1 Wed 17-Dec-14 00:16:29

My Hv said that when I'm sure she is getting enough calories I can think about sleep training

AllOutOfNaiceHam Wed 17-Dec-14 00:20:06

I wouldn't know about sleep training because I don't like it, but the general idea is that milk is still their main source of calories until 12 months

EmbarrassedPossessed Wed 17-Dec-14 18:54:02

Spoonfed weaning should also include opportunities for finger foods from as soon as your baby is interested (from 6 months ish). So I think most people give some finger food with each meal or with one meal a day.

I also don't think weaning = sleep, as my DS took till 9 months plus to sort out night wakings. He was an enthusiastic eater and getting plenty of food via BLW from 6 months.

Misty9 Wed 17-Dec-14 20:52:42

We did BLW with ds; he was a nightmare and we didn't want to do it with dd. She had other ideas grin and grabbed and ate food from about 5 months. She's now 8 months and on three meals a day with snacks! She loves food. I do mix mush and BLW though, mainly by shovelling in an Ella's pouch when I've been too disorganised to cook something decent, if she'll let me.

Does she sleep through? Bwah ha ha ha...

MilkRunningOutAgain Thu 18-Dec-14 22:31:05

I know lots of people on mumsnet don't have babies who sleep better after weaning but both mine did. Once DD was on 2 meals a day, and she loved her food, she started sleeping 6:45 to 6:45 every night. Before that she woke 2 or 3 times a night for a feed, she was bf. And DS, once weaned, started to refuse his dream feed and just slept through. So it does help for some babies but you couldn't rely on it, it's just luck if they sleep through.

LindsayS79 Sat 20-Dec-14 00:05:11

Traditional weaning is both so if you want to help them sleep through, maybe try finger foods throughout the day such as toast, veg etc then porridge/weetabix before bedtime?
Mashed sweet potato etc is also good at lunch in my experience.
you just need to watch what you give before bedtime as it can cause gas etc. All trial and error

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