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Advice Needed. How did weaning effect your baby?

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Autumn78 Sun 25-Feb-07 15:31:05

I'll be starting weaning next month, using ‘she who must not be mentioned’ weaning book.

I just wanted to know how weaning effected your baby?

Did it disturb they're sleep, or did they sleep better? Did it effect their behavior? Were they able to stay awake longer with fewer naps? Did it take them a while to adjust?

Any and all comments welcomed and appreciated. Thanks!

hunkerdave Sun 25-Feb-07 15:32:01

Why on earth you'd use that book is beyond me, but still - no effect, really - they didn't really eat much for the first few months though.

lockets Sun 25-Feb-07 15:37:27

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DizzyBint Sun 25-Feb-07 15:38:19

it might be an idea to read a bit more around the subject than just one book, maybe you have already done so. you see, some books..mentioning no names of course..are quite out of date.

lockets Sun 25-Feb-07 15:40:42

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gybegirl Sun 25-Feb-07 15:48:07

I did BLW. Really very stress free, but took ages before she was eating as much as I initially thought she would - was great to go at her pace and would recommend it as something to look at. Poo affected and she became much more inquisitive about picking up things and eating them - aghhhh must hoover more. Didn't really affect her sleep quantity but would tend to be hungrier after naps.
Oh and when I say stress free it did take me a while. From one week before 6 months old and me happy as larry with just BF, to one week after 6 months and me thinking OMG my child is going to starve. Trust me - they're not - once I'd realised that it was great!

tassis Sun 25-Feb-07 15:48:58

ever hopeful that it'll help dd sleep longer at night (due to start any day) but don't think it had any real affect on ds

tassis Sun 25-Feb-07 15:50:10

oh yes, except the poos

and having to use bibs

and realising that carrot and banana stain

and finding out that a hand held hoover is an essential item of baby kit!

nogoes Sun 25-Feb-07 15:50:42

I followed that book too, I felt comfortable only introducing a new food every three days. Weaning ds didn't seem to affect him really but he had been on a milk strike prior to weaning and started taking it again once I introduced solids.

Autumn78 Sun 25-Feb-07 15:56:05

Wow this really great advice. Keep it coming.

I only decided to use 'The' book, because I know no different. Only today I found out about BLW.

I got some websites from someone off of one of my other threads (What does BLW mean?), so I'll look at them in great detail.

Looks like BLW is very popular and sounds like less hassle.

Looks like 'she...' is out of date in many ways!

Autumn78 Sun 25-Feb-07 15:59:11

NOGOES Did he sleep better using that method and go longer with out naps?

Also, was the transition from first stage weaning to solids easier, as per 'The' book?

nogoes Sun 25-Feb-07 16:10:55

He did sleep better once I introduced solids but I don't think that was because of the solids I think it was just his age. He was 5 months when I introduced solids and he just seemed more settled once he reached that age. I can't really remember what he was doing with his naps at that age I think he maybe went a bit longer.

I found the transition from stage 1 to stage 2 and 3 really easy he never seemed to mind lumpier food. Once we were on stage 3 (around 7 months I think)I started following other books as well, Annabel Karmel and Jennie Maizels finger food for babies and toddlers which was really good.

gybegirl Sun 25-Feb-07 17:10:54

BLW is baby led weaning, sort of letting them get on with it themselves without the aid of a blender. There'll be a whole lot of stuff on here if you're interested , but whatever you decide on you'll be fine! It may just take a while for you both to get the hang of it. Oh and if you online shop you can get long sleeved bibs from Tesco which are just brilliant. Shame I didn't use one with the chocolate ice-cream the other day!!!

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