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Every parent knows the struggles that come along with feeding babies and toddlers. We have so many questions and most them are answered  on the job, we learn as we go through trial and error. While advice is often welcomed, sometimes it’s not always right for us and our situation. When B1 was a baby he was only breastfed for 12 weeks. This was not because I was lazy or didn’t want to breastfeed him, I wanted to but unfortunately he was such a guzzler that my supply couldn’t keep up with his needs. This answered the ‘when do I start introducing solids to baby‘ question very quickly.

Feeding babies and toddlers

I started with rice cereal and alternated it with crushed up soggy wheatbix, which quickly led to messier meals as you can see above. A lot of people didn’t agree with feeding him solid food so young but he wanted food and it kept him satisfied. He was happy, healthy and to this day is not a fussy eater. He will try anything and everything which makes the life of a parent so much easier at meal times. Each child is different and anyone who has more than one kid can vouch for that. While B1 craved food from an early age, B2 didn’t start solids quite as young. They tend to let you know when they are ready to do something new. Both my boys while they were breastfed needed that formula ‘dream feed’ to get them through the night and in my personal experience I found having that  bottle of formula helped to establish their sleeping routine from a young age. I know that what has worked for us though has not been helpful for our friends in regards to regulating sleep patterns for toddlersWhy? Because each child is different.

  Feeding babies and toddlers

Ensuring you and your child get enough sleep is very important and having a lack of this can result in stressed parents. We all need help sometimes and if you don’t feel comfortable asking family or friends it’s good to know that there are other avenues you go use that provide support. All Mum Said is a safe place that you can find like minded mums and dads to discuss or ask questions (you can also do so anonymously) and the Nestle Baby website is another great option as it is packed full of information, tips, recipes and apps that help you get through the day with a smile.

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Feeding babies and toddlers

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19 Comments

  1. Deborah
    08/11/2014 / 1:25 pm

    This would be great for my daughters little girl

  2. Steph Hallen
    08/11/2014 / 11:22 pm

    I have three kids under three and I struggle with lots of things and just when I thought I’ve seen/done/experienced everything something new pops up! The thing that I have really struggled with the most was discovering my daughter (baby 2) has food allergies and introducing new foods was not as easy as it was with my first child. I don’t know whether I was naive or what I was thinking but when I started her on solids food allergies was not something I was thinking about! I think it’s something that unless you’ve experienced it, take for granted that everything will be ok and starting a baby on solids won’t be too tricky… Low and behold I have a massive allergic reaction on my hands! After the shock of that wore off I struggled eliminating things from her diet as she tried new foods. Slowly we started working out what she could and couldn’t eat and with the help of an immunologist we got things sorted. With everything under control now, I will never forget how long it took to get to this stage for both her and me!

  3. Diana O
    09/11/2014 / 1:44 pm

    Becoming overwhelmed by the tiniest of things, you could say struggling with losing myself and everything that was ‘just me’ the old me, the caterpillar that’s slowly blossoming into the butterfly Mum if that makes sense.

  4. Amanda
    10/11/2014 / 3:33 am

    Time has been the biggest impact – I never really realised just how little Id have for me, and that mornings take twice as long to get ready.

  5. aimee t
    10/11/2014 / 10:56 am

    The biggest struggle i have found is the constant struggle of being able to do 20 things all at once, while keeping my sanity. I often go out with my brain a completely mashed, making it hard to have a adult conversation! Motherhood a tough GIG >.<

  6. 12/11/2014 / 11:48 pm

    yep mine were all formula fed and so was i apparently. it has its pros too which i just focused on… daddy can do late night feeds 🙂

  7. 18/11/2014 / 11:32 pm

    My sister could use this . My biggest struggle was always sleep, still is!

  8. Kim
    24/11/2014 / 11:10 pm

    I have struggled with going to the toilet without having anybody sitting there watching or talking to me! Because they always find me!

  9. 26/11/2014 / 3:14 pm

    I struggle to have a decent conversation with anyone due to baby brain. I can count on one hand the conversations that I actually remember being satisfactorily wound up. My mind always feels scattered thanks to sleep deprivation. I hope I get it back one day… until then, I apologise in advance for getting distracte…… hang on, what was I saying? 😉

  10. susan banyard
    28/11/2014 / 11:59 pm

    Sleep, I could handle it when they were newborn, then 6 months of sleeping well and the sleepless nights came back and it sure took its toll.

  11. laura powers
    01/12/2014 / 1:11 pm

    Trying not let my little guy eat to much junk

  12. Marwa Yates
    02/12/2014 / 3:44 pm

    My baby will love it thanks for the chance xx

  13. Valerie
    02/12/2014 / 4:10 pm

    Toilet training is the hardest thing to do on my little girl. I have tried to train her since she was 6 months old. It takes longer than I thought.

  14. Emma
    03/12/2014 / 4:51 pm

    Parenting in general, it’s not easy.

  15. AmberB
    03/12/2014 / 11:02 pm

    Keeping up with the bills, and trying not to laugh when they do or say naughty but funny things.

  16. kelly walter
    04/12/2014 / 5:25 pm

    Because we waiting for so long for this little miracle. I have anxiety when not around her thats my lil struggle

  17. Nicola James
    05/12/2014 / 10:26 pm

    Dealing with the constant demands and interruptions and keeping calm!

  18. Michelle Dever
    05/12/2014 / 10:51 pm

    a mum of 3 boys, I am always having new struggles. Guilt being the biggest one – not being able to deliver naturally, not bring able to breastfeed and hoping I’m dividing my time and love evenly. Then the next stage was sleepless nights and toddler tantrums, wow now that’s a struggle. As long as at the end of the day I know I’m doing my best over a glass of wine (or 3) lol

  19. Kathryn C
    05/12/2014 / 11:59 pm

    I have 2 kiddies and my biggest struggle is to get them to eat veggies. Even if I try to hide them, they find them 🙁

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