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hairband Mon 05-Oct-09 21:16:03

Apologies in advance if I sound OTT.. but just wondering if anyone has done this and found this ok..
Due to be away when our baby is 6 1/2 months for a week.. may not have access to loads of fresh fruit and veg as on ski resort..
Has anyone else been away and carried on with weaning ok? DOes the fact you are away lead to disorientation and distract baby from weaning?
I'm sure it must be possible otherwise noone would ever go on holiday.. but just need to hear from others who had done it successfully.
Are jars the answer..? AM thinking of doing BLW.. so if can get hands on the odd banana should be ok? (Have just ordered the BLW book so prob more ideas in that?)


hairband Tue 06-Oct-09 09:25:18


have posted on other threads about this - for advice on travelling out there and managing out there but hope no-one minds me posting specifically in this section for weaning answers in particular!!

MrsBadger Tue 06-Oct-09 09:47:38

I wouldn't bother with jars, they are mostly minging anyway and will cost a fortune in a ski resort. BLW with bits of what you're having plus the odd banana sounds ideal.

don't worry at all about 'disorientation' or distraction - at this age food is more about playing and experiencing than eating as all of his nutrition is still coming from milk, so it doesn't matter at all how much he eats.

NB be very careful if you are planning on skiing with baby in a backpack - they get much much colder than you do as they're not moving.

greensnail Tue 06-Oct-09 09:53:40

Agree with MrsBadger. Just offer baby a bit of what you're having and they'll be fine. Maybe take a few bits with you if you're worried. When we take DD away, we usually bring some rice cakes, mini cheeses and a bit of fruit just in case we get stuck - have never really needed it though.

hairband Tue 06-Oct-09 10:16:53

Hey thanks so much, that is really really helpful to know, did not realise about most of the nutrition still coming from milk at this stage and it being about playing with food. That is soooooo reassuring. Thanks for tips on what to take.

(Non skier myself, baby not going anywhere near slopes)

babyOcho Tue 06-Oct-09 11:22:46

We went to Malta when DD was 6.5months.

We did BLW, so gave whatever we had and on the days we were traveling and didnt want an 'interesting' nappy she just had breastmilk. At that age you can be more chilled and relaxed about the whole thing.

From what I remember, she ate/played with toast and banana in the morning, a bit of plain pasta and soft nectarines.

babyOcho Tue 06-Oct-09 11:25:12

Where are you going skiing?? Are you sc or chalet?

We spent a week camping in France in the Summer and their food is quite salty. The people in the restaurants also look at you as if you're a freak when you ask for stuff with no salt (ie chips). Even in the supermarket we couldnt find unsalted butter (but our French is crap).

MrsBadger Tue 06-Oct-09 11:42:35

ocho, in France (liek in the US) it's not labelled as 'unsalted' but as 'sweet' ie 'beurre doux' smile

MamaGoblin Tue 06-Oct-09 14:20:14

We were on holiday (Portugal) a few days into starting BLW with DS and it was fine. We were staying with family, so access to an oven (sweet potato and parsnip wedges!) was easier perhaps than staying at a ski resort (are you self-catering?), but you can always give them a bit of what's on your plate, minus the salt. YOu can get cheese pretty much everywhere! grin

KristinaM Tue 06-Oct-09 14:27:16

why don't you just delay starting weaning until you come home? much less stressful that trying something new for you both when you are away

6 monmths is the earlies that you should start giving complementary foods , not teh latest. its just a supplement to their main food, which will continue to be milk for many months to come. esp if you are bf

as others have said, they are only taking a couple of teaspoons at best, including the amount they spread over their faces/hair/clothes

LilyGirl Wed 14-Oct-09 21:22:17

We went skiing when my youngest was 6.5 months too. I took about 5 of the Ella's kitchen soft packs of baby food in my suitcase. I found them really good for travelling. She was only having 1 meal a day of half a pack each time. We were in France (Val D'Isere) and I checked the supermarket when I was out there and couldn't find any baby food without added sugar (look out for 'sucre' on the ingredients). We were staying in a hotel and none of the food was really suitable for a baby.

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