I can’t believe I’m already thinking about weaning. Baby A is now 4 months old (exactly 18 weeks old).
As you know my baby started sleeping through the night when she was about 8 weeks old. I was blessed with full night sleep for almost 10 weeks now.
Well that stopped 3 days ago…when she started waking up at 2 am demanding a full milk feed.
Needless to say….i feel knackered!
So this is when I started wondering why this is happening!
The routine through the day didn’t change at all.I am still breastfeeding on demand so I feed her as much as she wants and no matter how often she wants.
This really makes my life easier. I’m not stressed at all and I’m not watching the clock to see when she will be do for another feed.
Some of the mums at the group think I am a bit silly not having a routine but it works for me.
I used to be so stressed with napping and routine when I had K and I just don’t want to do the same mistake.
One thing change though…she started to be more distracted when out and about while feeding. However i don’t think that this is why she started waking up.
She is still the happy baby that I told you she is.
She is still smiling and gurgling lots.
However as you can see from the video above she is dribbling lots.
We can barely make it through the day without wetting a couple of bibs and all in ones. She is munching on her little hands too. She finds this easier tan holding a teething ring in her hand. Well she can do that perfectly just yet.
I bought her a special glove with a teething ring called the Gummee Glove but until now it just proved useless as it just doesn’t sit properly in her hand and it keeps falling.
So yeh I’m sure she is teething too so that could be why she is waking up.
My hubby thinks that we should start weaning her though. She is a big baby and weighing almost 7 kg so he might be right.
I’m not so sure…I really really want to do baby led weaning as I think is the right thing to do especially after baby led feeding.
And with baby led weaning it’s impossible to start so early at 4 months.
The whole baby led weaning idea is to eat your baby feed by himself.
You say goodbye to mush and just hand your baby a suitable hand size piece of food. If they like it they eat it. If they don’t they not eat it.
But you just get stressed about it and you don’t cook separate food for your baby.
I remember that with K I started with mash at around 5 months slowly.
However by 7 months she started to refuse being fed and this is when we turn to baby led feeding.
I’m not going to start weaning just yet. I’m going to wait a week or two and see how the sleeping goes and decide after what I should do.
What do you think? To wean or not to wean my baby?
What did you do – mash or baby led weaning?
I could really use some advice now as I really need more sleep.