Little M is not fully weaned yet, but we are well on the way. Following my oh so helpful guides to newborns, toddlers and potty training, I had started to think I should share my wisdom on the whole weaning process. And then I saw the theme for notes from home’s Friday Carnival was parenting tips. It was a sign.
You don’t have to thank me.
No matter what you are cooking, the resulting baby food will be orange.
Nothing stains like pureeed carrot.
You will slave for hours over a hot stove making a batch of organic goodness only for it to be unceremoniously spat out
The fluff on the floor/chocolate biscuit/chip in your hand will look way more appetising
Baby food (puree or solid) can travel really really far. Particularly when accompanied by a spoon.
When a baby doesn’t want to open their mouth, no amount of cajoling will get them to do it.
You will regret decorating the dining room.
Unless of course you haven’t decorated yet, in which case weaning will provide you with the perfect reason to start.
You will never cease to be amazed at how hair can contain so much food. Even when your child is bald.
If you don’t wipe up any spillages IMMEDIATELY then it will need to be chiselled off the table/high chair/wall
If you are breastfeeding you will feel liberated as the number of feeds you are required for decreases
You will also feel a teeny tiny bit sad at no longer being essential to your child
Whatever you give to your baby will be met with an initial look of disgust. This is in no way a reflection on your cooking, just your child working out what they are eating. Unless you are a really bad cook, in which case it probably is a reflection on your cooking.
Here are the other, probably far more useful entries in this parenting tips carnival: