Confessions of a second-time weaner… (snigger)

Tue 18 Oct 16 | Mummy Stuff | 6 comments

It’s that time again as Little P is coming up to 6 months. I’ve found it a completely different kettle of fish this time round, and thought it interesting to compare how I remember it with my eldest.

My weaning experience with number one child:

  1. How exciting! I can’t wait! So much fun! Maybe he’ll sleep through!
  2. Peeling/steaming/mashing/freezing… I’m such an earth Mum providing fresh, nutritious veggies to my mini person. I feel virtuous and good!
  3. Hmm. This is quite a lot of work and washing up. But it’s so worth it for the good of my child. I want him to eat everything and not be a fussy eater when he grows up. I’m going to nail this eating lark early doors. *mini fist pump*
  4. Feeding time. Haha look at the mess! Nawww so cute. I’ll take photos and send the classic ‘orange everywhere, even in my hair’ shot to Daddy at work.
  5. Did any go in? Ah never mind. I sing songs, here comes the train, laugh and giggle – I’ve got all the time in the world.
  6. Continue in above fashion, cooking mini meals from scratch thanks to various Annabel Karmel books until he starts eating pretty much what we eat.

My weaning experience with number two child:

  1. Oh gawd. Is she 5 months already? Should I be thinking about food? Oh well, the NHS guidelines are 6 months so…
  2. Peeling/steaming/mashing/freezing… This is taking forever. And now I’ve burnt the toddler’s tea. And burnt the steamer dry because I’m doing 17 things at once with a baby screaming on my hip. And, seriously – is 6 ice cube holes’ worth all the purée you get from peeling and steaming 4 carrots?! FFS.
  3. The washing up is Mount Everest next to the sink and I have orange in my hair and on my clothes and only a dozen cubes of purée that will last approx 3 days to show for it.
  4. Feeding time. Was the mess seriously this bad the first time? No anti-bac wipe is going to get it out of there. Or there. Is it too early for a G & T?
  5. IF YOU’RE NOT GOING TO OPEN YOUR MOUTH HOW AM I GOING TO GET IT IN?! I don’t have time for this! Maybe you’re not ready. What’s wrong with just milk anyway?
  6. Buy Ella’s Kitchen pouches.
  7. Buy Annabel Karmel toddler ready meals ( I can only predict this of course, but I already know it to be true).


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  1. imatwinmama

    Lol I’m glad i had two at once so I don’t have to do all the weaning stuff again! I remember all that effort and how quickly they got through it. I ended up resorting to the jars and pouches just to save my sanity lol. Also, I don’t think all the steaming and mashing made any difference because they’re now just as fussy as every toddler ever! They’re two and their diet consists of spaghetti hoops on toast and chocolate!

  2. Mouse, Moo and Me Too

    I can relate to so much of this! God, the mess….my second is (was?) a teeny tiny baby with horrific reflux so we weaned early. No probs, I thought, at least I can drop a milk feed soon. But no, because she kept flatlining along the centile charts, I was told to quickly go to 3 meals a day plus snacks plus all the existing milk feeds. Therefore I’m constantly preparing food, cleaning up food, cleaning a bum, and whacking a tit out. Great. Thanks for linking to #Chucklemums!

  3. Sarah

    Better than *someone* I know who I am pretty sure lets her second born merely forage for the scraps lumped off the high chair by the oldest! 😀 Thanks for linking up to #chucklemums

  4. The Adventures of Beta Mummy

    I got pretty stressed out by weaning first time around, but with my second I pretty much just threw bits of whatever we/toddler were eating onto his tray and let him get on with it. He’s now 2.5, and eats anything and everything in sight, whereas my older one is a right fussy sod….

  5. mrsmummyharris86

    Ahaha I’m already at the second child stage with my first!
    I got a blender and made from scratch and now I’m like… where’s the cow and gate jars?? ???
    I did make him porridge fingers the other day and he hated them but I didn’t make much washing up and it only took half hour of oven time so I’m happy to try it again!

  6. ohjustmylittleblog

    This made me laugh! Good luck with the rest of the weaning journey x #SundayBest


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