starting solid foods, puree vs. baby led weaning

My Experience

If you read My Formula & Frozen Milk Strategy you’ll know that I just started formula at 24 weeks and solids at my baby’s six month by month date (two weeks later).

Before I go on I must clarify that US weaning and UK weaning are completely different.  In the US when a woman talks about weaning her baby it’s about getting them to STOP breastfeeding at any age ,she is trying to ‘weaning the baby from her boob’.  In the UK I have no idea if there is any phrase for this process, but UK weaning means to START eating solid food (here it’s confusing as well solid means mashed up to whole food and everything in-between).  I know it really makes no sense to me either being American.  So Baby Led Weaning is about starting solid food BUT in a very specific way.

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why I bought Stokke baby gear

My Experience

If you read Decorating My Nursery then you already know I bought the Stokke Sleepi crib and Care Changing Table.  I just wanted a white round crib (cot) and that’s how I found Stokke.  I went to a local store where I live called Back in Action that specializes in everything that is better for your back – I had no idea that Stokke was good for your back or that baby products existed that were designed this way.

The other great thing about Stokke is they have a wide range of baby products including furniture, carriers, prams, bathtubs, high chairs and more.  I don’t own everything Stokke but I can tell you that the brand is excellent – the actual products, packaging, assembly, design they are really made well and are meant to last for a long time.

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decorating my nursery, how I used Etsy

My Experience

Picking a theme or color scheme is hard whether you know the gender or not.  Will I get tired of this?  Will it stimulate my baby?  Will it be too stimulating?  Will it be relaxing for me if I have to spend so much time in this room?

At first I thought I wanted primary colors, everything bright and stimulating but that was actually harder to find and make look good then I thought it would be so I reconsidered thinking it wouldn’t be relaxing for me.  We chose not to find out the gender so I came across this color scheme in an interior design magazine and loved it – lemon, mint green, grey and white.  The metallic gold happened to look great as well and already came as part of the dresser, lamp, artwork & mobile.

I am really pleased with how it turned out.  It didn’t cost a fortune and I feel comfortable and proud when I walk into the room.

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