So we're getting ready to wean DD at 26 weeks, and just want to check that I have everything I need. I have:
A baby who is sitting up, shoving everything into her mouth (including the cat's tail yesterday ), grabbing for food (well, for everything) and has doubled her birthweight and some. A highchair A plastic mat to put under highchair Some plastic weaning spoons A lidded beaker for water A plastic bowl to feed her from A load of pureed vegetables in the freezer Lots of bibs (only have the cloth type) Lots of muslins Lots of Kleenex to wipe Mum's tears when her carefully prepared home-cooked veg is rejected in favour of baby jars
I'm planning to try a bit of a mix of BLW and more traditional weaning on purees (don't fancy dealing with the BLW carnage when we're out and about although quite happy to do it when at home). Think I might have gone really overboard on the purees though - 11 different types and 10 cubes of each. Maybe some pasta sauce might make better use of them....
BLW is much less work when out and about - you don't need to carry around cubes or spoons or any of that faff. And you can just stick to relatively clean foods when out and about (rice cakes, bread sticks, etc).
DD stole a ham sandwich of my plate at 23 weeks and ate it all up. I'd say scrap the jars and purees too. Your DD should be able to eat most things. Maybe try her with some slices of peach today and see how you get on.