feeding, routine, solids, weaning

Weaning update

Over the last two weeks Aidan decided that from 11:30/12 he would like a nap, I was also totally ok with this. However, this happened to be the time of the day I would give him his solid feed – wasn’t sure what to do then. This all happened around the time we were going to Cork and long story short we went about 2 weeks with no spoon feeding *slap on the wrist for me*.

Around week 2 of no solid food I noticed a huge change in A’s behaviour, he would be fussing during the night and extremely irritable during the day so I decided it was time to make a new routine and stick to it!

As expected Aidan was definitely ready for his solid foods to return and ate the entire Ella’s Kitchen pouch on one sitting – hungry little boy! He slept so well that night with hardly any stirring. Although the reintroduction of his spoon feed has over lapped with his 4 month sleep regression meaning for a few nights he was tough to put to bed, I think it was mearly coincidence though. Since removing bath time from his nightly routine A has went down a lot easier.

I had no clue how much was too much for Aidan’s age and size (which are both at completely different stages) so Dr. Google said he should take up to 32 ounces of formula and 2-3 spoon feeds a day. I didn’t want to do too much too soon so for now it’s only one spoon feed but here’s how I started (re-) weaning a 4 and a half month old who weighs 1.4 stone (yes my arms do hurt)

8am: Bottle – 8oz
11am: Warm bottle – 8oz (sometimes falls asleep half way through and takes second half after his nap)
2pm: Spoon feed
4pm: Bottle – 8oz
7pm: Warm bottle – 8oz (again sometimes falls asleep during, but doesn’t wake for the rest)

I have noticed that this time around Aidan is so much better at eating from the spoon and thus resulting in a lot less mess. He’s also able to support himself enough that I may begin to feed him in his Tripp Trapp in the coming weeks.

So in a week or two I plan to maybe give him a breakfast feed around 9:30/10 and then a bottle at 2 and a dinner at 4.

Anybody got any routines that worked? I don’t want to do too much too soon but equally don’t want to leave it too late.

Until next time,
El x


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