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6 calendar months or 24 weeks?

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Mapal Thu 03-Sep-09 14:10:38

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but do you start weaning at 24 weeks old, or at 6 actual months old?

At 24 weeks my DS will still only be 5.25 calendar months old.


Scorps Thu 03-Sep-09 14:11:12

It's 26 weeks i think

Seona1973 Thu 03-Sep-09 14:11:19

26 weeks is 6 months (half of 52 weeks)

norktasticninja Thu 03-Sep-09 14:12:57

26 weeks is usual, but the guidlines say to start around the middle of the first year.

Mapal Thu 03-Sep-09 14:13:03


OK thanks. It's just I have a 'week by week' book that says 24 weeks = 6 months old which is a bit confusing!


ShowOfHands Thu 03-Sep-09 14:18:17

When your baby is ready smile. This is usually around the middle of their first year. Sometimes later, occasionally earlier but 6 months is 26 weeks as others have said. Once your baby is sitting unaided, has lost the tongue thrust reflex, is able to pick things up in a pincer grasp and bite, chew and swallow, then they're ready.

crokky Thu 03-Sep-09 14:21:33

I just did 6 calendar months for both mine.

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