As baby stages go, weaning is kind of like Marmite – some of us enjoy it more than others. Either way, it’s an exciting sign he’s growing up (kind of) and getting ready to take whatever the culinary world throws at him.
See if these sound familiar...
All the techy features in the world don’t matter when you’ve spent half an hour trying to scrape food out of that hinge/groove/joint.
1) Simple highchairs are the best
With all those carrot sticks and healthy finger foods, your own eating has never been better *polishes halo*.
3) Your diet gets an overhaul
Especially after you’ve eaten seven in the last 20 minutes. Perhaps move onto the cucumber.
4) That said, carrot sticks are bland
Suddenly it’s like a grown-up’s. The smell, the consistency… Bring back the yellow watery stage.
5) The poo… oh, the poo
It’s a weaning rite of passage, really. And chances are you’re not the only parent in Costa with something soggy somewhere on your person.
7) At some point, you will find a Cheerio in your hair
When your baby loves something new. Time to text all friends and family to let them know.
8) The epic sense of pride
If you don’t like the look of that pureed pea and potato combo, your baby probably won’t either.
9) Appearance kind of matters
There’s something magical about it. Anything mixed with banana is your small person’s culinary weakness.
10) Unless it’s mashed with banana
It’s that slight panic that every sound your baby makes might be a choke. And breathe.
11) Your stress every time he coughs
Who knew avocado could bring so much such joy/excitement/horror?
12) Your baby has some great facial expressions
Face it – your baby just doesn’t care that you’re wearing your new Zara work shirt.
13) Nothing is immune to smearing or throwing
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