I wondered how Max would take to weaning. He loves his milk, and I was unsure how a different taste and texture, as well as a new method of eating, would go down. I needn't have worried.
I hate baby rice as a first food - I think it is bland, tasteless and smells awful, and if I hate it, why should I give it to my baby? So I started with something much more delicious - a fruit puree from Cow and Gate. We chose apple, and away we went!
As you can see, Max took it all in his stride, and managed a few spoonfuls of puree - success for Weaning: Day 1!
Yes, it's messy, and yes it's a slow process but in the last week, Max has done an amazing job - taking more food at every sitting, and trying a couple of new flavours from the Cow and Gate fruit pouches range - the favourites seem to be apple and pear.
I chose to start weaning with the Cow and Gate pouches for a few reasons:
- The pouches are easy, convenient and transportable, and can be resealed and stored in the fridge - perfect for the start of weaning, when you only use a small amount at a time.
- They are made from 100% fruit - no flavourings, colourings or preservatives. Just fruity goodness.
- They are what I call 'proper' purees - totally smooth, the right consistency for spoon feeding, and as close to the texture of milk as you will get.
* We were sent some Cow & Gate fruit pouches for review purposes, but all thoughts and opinions are my own*