How to Survive Baby Weaning

Before we start discussing how to survive baby weaning, you may be wondering what this means. This is when your child stops getting his or her nutrition from the bottle or the breast. It can be very difficult for some babies to handle because they have become very attached to that form of feeding. Therefore, this article will explore some of the things that can be done in order to help parents and caregivers go through baby weaning and stay alive…

The right steps for baby weaning

First, you will want to start the process of baby weaning when you feel that it is the best time. You and your baby are the only two individuals that will be able to tell you when that is. You need to make the decision based on your child’s actions. If he or she has started eating jarred food and they are not taking a bottle or the breast very often then you may want to start your baby weaning. But, again, that is your decision.

Baby Weaning- The Beginning

When you decide that you are ready to start baby weaning you will want to start by skipping a feeding. To do that, you can offer something else rather than the bottle or the breast, such as jarred foods. If you start baby weaning by skipping a bottle (one at a time) for a few weeks your infant will have time to adjust and the transition will be much easier for him or her.

Another option to consider is shortening the feeding times when he or she is taking a bottle or the breast. Simply cut this time in half and try that for a few weeks. The longer that you do this you will be able to implement baby weaning because you will be able to eventually remove the bottle or breast all together. Your child will begin to expect shorter feedings from these sources and it will not cause him or her stress.

Finally, if you have been trying baby weaning for a few weeks and it is still a complete struggle you might want to consider taking a break from it. Stop for a few weeks and resume a normal schedule. It might not be the best time for baby weaning in your household. Simply try again in a few weeks. Good luck!