Our Weaning Journey So Far

We were sent the Babease items for the purpose of review – all thoughts & opinions are our own.

Olivia recently turned six months old and we decided to start weaning her. She is still breastfeeding but we have introduced a few meals a day with her having milk when she needs it. We are giving a few different things a try – we are combining both baby led weaning and purees – and seeing how she gets on.

Right now, she currently has porridge or toast for breakfast – we feed her the porridge, she feeds herself the toast. For lunch, she will have a puree or toast if she had porridge for breakfast – we won’t give her toast twice. For tea, she will generally have a puree but we are also going to give BLW a try for this too – we are often having salads for tea ourselves so it will be easy to make her a small amount for herself. For snacks, she generally has some age appropriate crisp puffs or wafers.

We were recently contacted by Babease,  a company founded by trained chef Tom Redwood and endorsed by expert nutritionists and parents. They aim to introduce little ones to distinct flavours and textures through a broad range of fresh and tasty recipes. They are championing the importance of babies developing savoury palates before sweet ones with a vegetable-led, real food focus.

We were sent a variety of 6m+ pouches and 7m+ – of course, Olivia hasn’t yet tried the 7m+ but we have been trialling the 6m+ ones so far. Her first pouch was the sweet potato, carrot and cauliflower. The puree itself was very smooth and I love the fact that the pouches are organic and that the ingredients list literally includes just the three vegetables that make up the puree. So far this has proved to be her favourite, although the pear and mixed berries is following closely behind. I can’t wait to see how she gets on with the 7m+ range!

What I really love about these pouches is that you can either squirt the puree out into a bowl and spoon feed your child or you can let them hold the pouch themselves and feed themselves. As you can see, Olivia much prefers to feed herself.

She is getting so good at feeding herself and is finally starting to understand how food differs from breastmilk. For the first few days of weaning, she seemed very confused – trying to suck on everything and not realising she needed to gum stuff to mush it up in her mouth. We believe she has a tooth coming so that will definitely help her as she continues on her weaning journey.

The Babease range is available in Tesco, Boots and Ocado and you can also buy them from Amazon too {affiliate link}, retailing at between £1.20 and £1.50 per pouch. There is such a wide variety of flavours!

So far we seem to be having a really successful weaning journey and long may it continue – Olivia seems to enjoy most of what she is having – whether that be pouches, porridge or toast – and we can’t wait to try more things with her over the upcoming weeks.

Have you got any top tips for weaning? Any things in particular you think we should try?

9 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Oh my goodness how cute is Olivia! I bet she’s loving trying all these different foods! She looks so happy trying them in many of the pictures haha. It must be super exciting to be going through this journey with her and discover what she likes and dislikes 🙂

  2. Look at those beautiful eyes! Olivia is just totally cute.
    Weaning felt so daunting the first time round, but found it surprisingly easy once you get going. We used a mini blender to whizz up lunches and dinners, when we could. But modern ready made baby foods are so good, well balanced and rather tasty (yes, I’ve tried them) that I never felt guilty for buying them. Certainly looks like Olivia is enjoying them. Babease looks like a good choice, and price wise, you can’t grumble with that.
    I guess my only tip would be to try as many different flavours as you can, and if she refuses one, try again another time. My little boy (now 5) used to eat all kinds of wonderful foods, he is now awkward and starting to refuse all the stuff he used to eat. Which is frustrating at the moment. And a big thing with me, please don’t give her grapes for a long time yet. When she starts with finger foods, and you want to try grapes, cut them up. I still don’t give my 5 year old whole grapes.

  3. She’s so cute! I have a 14 month old and we loved using pouches during her initial introduction to solids. It’s a really great way for them to be in control of feeding themselves and the Babease pouches seem like a terrific option.

  4. I can’t believe she’s six months already! Looks like she’s loving try new foods 🙂 it’s fab that she can feed herself from the pouches, too!

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