The Weaning Stage! - 4 to 6 months

Feeding a child is never an easy job especially feeding them right at an early stage. The weaning period is seen as a ‘window of opportunity’ whereby a variety of foods with different tastes, textures, and flavours can be offered along with rougher food consistencies in the later stages.

At this stage, your baby may spit things out but parents must not be worried about it and should keep trying. Petit Bowl provides a variety of frozen single ingredient puree for babies who are trying out new food. By trying out new food, you can test for allergy. Click here to go E-shop.

Signs showing that your baby is ready to be weaned:

  • Demand to be fed more often
  • Be unsatisfied with her usual milk feed
  • Put her knuckles in her mouth or chew on her fingers
  • Show interest in your food

Weaning tips

  • Weaning will requires plenty of time and energy, so pick a day that you are not rushing for time.
  • Make sure that you introduce only one single ingredient for at least a week. This helps to pinpoint exactly which food item causes an allergic reaction.
  • Your finger is a good weaning spoon and should always be thoroughly clean. Offer her a bit of puree on your fingertip and let her suck it off. You can also test for the temperature of food before giving it to your child.
  • Your baby may not like everything she tastes for the first time. Put it away and try offering that food item again after a few days.
  • Do not practice force-feeding. If your child does not want to try a food, stay calm, take the food away and offer it again later or in a few days' time.