The First 6 Weeks of Weaning: Trying out Plum Savoury Blends

24 May
Double bibbed!

Double bibbed!

I was in no rush to wean my son from milk onto solid food. I was determined to wait until he was 6 months old and I did.

Isaac likes a spoon of his own

Isaac likes a spoon of his own

We started with the baby rice to let him get used to having something other than breastmilk in his mouth. Quite frankly, it was horrible! It was a real pain to have to express milk to mix with it and it was quite horrible in texture!

Big sister helping to feed her brother

Big sister helping to feed her brother

I decided to knock that on the head and try some pureed veg. I started with carrot and sweet potato. He wasn’t that impressed, but unfortunately things weren’t helped by the fact that he actually was quite poorly with a chest infection around this time.

Bibs with sleeves are a must when your baby starts feeding himself!

Bibs with sleeves are a must when your baby starts feeding himself!

In the end I gave him a crust of a homemade pizza to chew on and he was quite happy with this. Despite Grandma’s cries of “Don’t let him choke!” he coped well with it and other pieces of fresh veg.

A lot ends up on the face!

A lot ends up on the face!

When he started to feel better it quickly became apparent that he just wasn’t going to get enough nourishment by sucking on a piece of veg so I decided to give him some soft food too.

He obviously liked the fruit better than the veg, I knew it was because it was sweeter, and you can hardly blame babies for this as breastmilk is so sweet they have that sweet tooth from the start.

Some combinations of food that he has really liked that I have made him were sweet potato and pear and butternut squash, parsnip and pear.

PlumBaby_logo

I was keen, therefore, to get the chance to try some Plum savoury blends baby food which are similar to the blends that I had been making already and contain only the organic fruit and veg and just some protein rich quinoa to help to balance the diet.

Blends Range Shot

The food is blended to a smooth consistancy, which is really hard to achieve at home in my experience, and comes in easy to use pouches which you can squeeze out a small amount and then easily reseal as yong babies only have small appetites.

Enjoying the smooth Plum purees

Enjoying the smooth Plum purees

We started with sweet potato, sweetcorn and apple as this was similar to one of the meals that I had made for him already. He loved it! I gave him the first half of the pouch at room temperature and he was happy with that, and the second half the next day warmed by standing the pouch in hot water.

Plum broccoli and apple blend

Plum broccoli and apple blend

The pear, blueberry and purple carrot was also a hit and also a fantastic colour!

The broccoli and apple wasn’t so well liked and a few faces were pulled, see above! It did go in and out of his mouth a bit, but once he’d got used to the rather unusual flavour (in my opinion too) he did get on with it ok as well.

I would recommend these Plum blends as a great first food. They are easy to use on the go or at home and the smooth texture is well received by small babies.

Isaac feeding himself a big lump of cheese!

Isaac feeding himself a big lump of cheese!

Because we have waited until he was 6 months, we have also been able to give him some large pieces of food to chew on, and it has to be said that we have moved through the very smooth food stage quickly and he is now onto the more textured pureed food and will happily munch on a banana or a piece of cheese.

For more information visit the Plum website here.

I was sent 6 pouches of Plum Savoury Blends baby food  by Plum to try out, but the words and opinions are my own.

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One Response to “The First 6 Weeks of Weaning: Trying out Plum Savoury Blends”

  1. Alice (@mumsmakelists) May 25, 2013 at 2:25 am #

    We loved the Plum pouches – so many times they were a godsend for a tired baby and tired mummy.

    I would love to see you at this week’s Friday Baby Shower party, Alice x

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