Weaning – how’s that working out for us?

Fig has been trying solid food properly for about ten days now. By properly, I mean in a more organised and concerted way than we were doing when we started. He was pre-six-months then, so it was just a case of putting a few cucumber sticks in front of him every now and again and seeing what he did with them. Actually, that was really useful, because it gave him practice in picking up sticks of food, and he’s now a bit of an expert on that front. But we’ve been consciously doing a mixture of baby-led weaning and traditional spoon fed mush, and Fig’s really getting into it now.

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A quick word on Dr Brown’s bottles

This isn’t a very interesting post for most, but may be helpful for someone somewhere, as I couldn’t find anywhere online a simple yes/no answer to the question “Do the new Dr Brown’s Options teats fit the old Natural Flow wide neck bottles?”  So here is that simple answer: yes, they do.

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Legging love

I’ve gotten a little bored with jogging bottom style trousers for Fig, so started to shop around for something reasonably priced but a little more funky. Jojo Maman Bebe offered me the perfect alternative: leggings.

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Toy shopping

Today, we went out with a short list of things we specifically wanted to get for Fig, and, amazingly, we found all of them!

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Baby Box

Without even planning to do it, I have a small (note to self: buy bigger) box of baby memories already.  It started with simply the cards we got when Fig was born, and inevitably his hospital name tags, but then I couldn’t help myself adding little mementos that have come to symbolise a time in his life so far.

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Unbunging up baby

It’s winter, colds abound, and I guess we’ve been lucky that Fig hasn’t had one until now. The younger a baby is, the more poorly they seem when they get ill, I think; that didn’t stop me panicking like crazy about our robust little four-month-old when he started really struggling to breath on the way back from the Trafford Centre today.

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