Weaning: 6-9 Months

Weaning for me was always something exciting about having a baby, being able to explore foods and dabble with first tastes. Our weaning journey from 6-9 months has been fun but also challenging as Max had a very sweet tooth and liked to dismiss a lot of savoury purees, but through my persistence to get him to enjoy vegetable puree’s he now has one a day and really enjoys them.
Starting out at 6 months old I pureed pretty much everything for Max and I was far too scared about babyled weaning (BLW) I just couldn’t understand how he was supposed to chew without any teeth. As it’s taken Max a whole 9 months to get his first teeth I had to kinda except that we needed to start finger foods as it just wasn’t fair my hang ups were affecting Max’s weaning journey. I’ve also quickly come to realise that babies gums are extremely strong and the volumes of saliva produced to turn a stick of cheese into mushiness is amazing. 

If you’re worried about finger foods like I was, here’s a list of finger foods Max loves tried and tested.
Finger Foods
Slices of banana 
Satsumas 
Apple – I take the skin off for him as he struggles a bit.
Cherry tomatoes – sliced in half
Grapes – again sliced in half 
Dried apricots 
Carrots- steamed until slightly soft
Peppers 
Cucumber 
Broccoli
Avocado 
Sweet corn
Celery
Toast – with hummus/butter/banana/avacado 
Breadsticks
Little Yeo’s yogurts – I like to give him a spoon and the pot to feed himself
Cheddar cheese
I’m sure there’s a few more on our list that I can’t remember, we’ve dabbled with quite a number of finger foods so it’s hard to always remember. Here’s a link to a list of finger foods a 6-9 month old can enjoy.
Organix – Organix offer an amazing range of finger foods and Max loves them. My mind is at rest with these foods as they dissolve in his mouth, I would highly recommend Organix when starting out with finger foods. 
Banana biscuits
Sweetcorn rings
Tomato puffs
Carrot puffs
Ricecakes
Foods we will be trying soon
Boiled egg/scrambled egg
Peanut butter on toast
Raisins 
Vegetable muffins 
Banana bread 
Homemade fish fingers
Homemade potato/sweet potato wedges 
Babybels 
Rice Pudding
Slowly but surely I’m trying to introduce new textures and variety into Max’s BLW diet. Weaning for us has been a slow process as Max loves his milk a bit too much but we’re making progress by letting him enjoy exploring with his food.
Do you have any suggestions on what we could add to our ‘foods we will be trying soon’ list? 
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6 responses to “Weaning: 6-9 Months”

  1. Emily is only 4 months, but she already enjoys her organix carrot stick puffs. She absolutely loves them, We have started her on puree, and she is really enjoying food. I'm glad that Max is enjoying his weaning journey. x

  2. Sounds like you have weaning down pat. We used the gina ford lists off the internet. She is good for telling you which foods go with which and which ones to start at what ages. As there are age limits on some food due to allergies. But you have amazing lists already. Go you. Good luck. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  3. pixiedusk says:

    Aww this post made me remember my son when he is still so young and we are weaning. The list from what I remember is also the food that I made my son start with =)

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  4. Noah loves pitta bread with cream cheese! Keeps him occupied for ages! (Messy though) the little yeos are great xx

  5. My last baby is taking her time with starting solids! She rather just nurse. I think I am finally going to have one that refuses to quit nursing after six successes. Argh! I am a #sharewithme blog hop participant- please check me out at http://sosomom.com

  6. Arjun's faves are currently pizza bread (like mummy like son) and grapes! I'm also going to try home made pancakes soon with a fresh homemade fruit purée x

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