6 Month Baby Review

Well here it is – the 6 month review.

6 months have gone by now since the birth of baby girl. I can honestly say and I know my husband will agree with me that it’s been the best 6 months of our life.

She has brightened up our lives that no words can explain. Her smile is infectious, she is constantly happy all the time.

baby girl in the washing basket

Even when she had the bad sniffles last week she would let out a beaming smile through the snot running out her nose!

If all babies were like her I would have lots!

Weaning

So since her last 4 Month review a lot has gone on. The biggest milestone is that we have started on the weaning journey.

Her first tastes were just baby rice mixed with her booby milk. She just couldn’t get enough of that. Her little sounds she makes while she tastes the food are so cute. In between a hum and a mmmmmm!

Baby girl then tried some of Ella’s Kitchen carrot and rice with her milk. This was very pleasant with a rougher texture than pure baby rice.

When we got away from the baby rice stage we then tried just carrots. Nope not a lover of carrots. It ended up everywhere but her screwed up little mouth! She preferred parsnips to carrots. We have also tried sweet potato and peas too. Peas are a big hit! Got some lovely mmmmmm’s with that one.

We have tried some of the fruit purées as well while we have been out and about and the Aldi banana and apples pouch from the Mamia range is another great hit. It does taste nice as well. Might have had a sneaky taste of that one!

Well we have to know what are baby’s are eating don’t we!

So that’s our weaning journey so far.

We were lucky to be sent some of the Out of Date Mates to help remembering what we opened with the pouches and jars. They are so helpful and good for money saving as well.

out of date mates being used on the baby food jars in our weaning journey at 6 month

Formula

I am heading back to work in 10 weeks so I’m beginning to slow down baby girls daytime feeds and replacing them with formula.

My aim is to breastfeed her mornings and evenings and supplement with some formula during the daytime as well as her little solids.

If I could have I would have stored expressed milk and built up a stack but I don’t overproduce milk no matter what I’ve tried to boost it. She just drinks it all.

So plan b was the formula for day time. She still won’t take a bottle so the formula feeds have been in a little beaker. Which she loves! We have a pink  one for milk and a blue one for water.

The rolling over has been mastered, shuffling 360 degrees in progress along with moving backwards. Still yet to turn back over and crawl forwards! She loves to grab everything in sight, my glasses included.

Oh and is very interested in labels on things!

There you go the 6 month review. Pop back in a couple of months to see how we are doing at 8 months.

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48 thoughts on “6 Month Baby Review

  1. Aww bless! Both of mine like carrots now as toddlers, but neither of them would eat them during early weaning either! My eldest actually took to solid food weaning so well and quickly that she dropped all but her first thing in morning & before bed breastfeeds of her own accord really quickly anyway. Little one definitely did not though – she took a long time to eat much (still doesn’t sometimes) & kept all her milk feeds. #KCACOLS

  2. Weaning is such fun at the start, I remember like it was yesterday when I started weaning my son and introducing solids now he’s 10 months old. Good luck with going back to work; I know what you mean when you said about your milk supply not being very high (my supply wasn’t great). I secretly envy mummies that are able to stock the freezer with breast milk before returning to work..lol
    Seems like your little one is doing fantastic and she’s developing very well #KCACOLS

  3. Yay Happy six months! It sounds like she is doing fabulous and becoming such a good eater. I don’t know what I would do without Ella’s kitchen pouches. We still use them at 2 to help get his vegetables. #KCACOLS

  4. Piglet went through a stage of being very interested in labels as well. Funny as he has no interest in them now! Good luck with your weaning journey. Ours is still quite fraught, and Piglet is two now! #KCACOLS

  5. I think 6 months is my favourite Baby stage.

    They are still small enough to need you 100% of the time but their little personality really starts to take shape.
    They are also much more alert and seem to soak things up like a sponge. Sometimes you can even see it in their big eyes as they see somerhing new for the first time.

    Baby is so cute.

    Thanks for hosting #KCACOLS

  6. I don’t miss weaning if I’m honest. I found my squeeze station was a god send. It means you can put your homemade purees into pouches which are much more convenient for when your out and about. #KCACOLS

  7. This is so lovely to read Rachel. These are such lovely moments and milestones to treasure. They do, of course, go incredibly quickly – I’m sure you have realised just how fast. Very happy post. Well done for being a fab mummy and daddy x #KCACOLS

  8. Aw your daughter is gorgeous 🙂 both my boys absolutely love their food! They were always more into the fruit and veg than the meat funnily enough but they’ll pretty much eat anything now! I love the little mmmm sound they make….our ‘little one’ sits and bangs his spoon on his highchair until he gets his food now! 🙂

  9. Your daughter is adorable! When my boys started rolling over, I knew I was in trouble. I knew they were getting older (hadn’t hit me quite yet) and I knew mobility was right around the corner… My youngest loved tags as well. I ended up buying him this blanket called a taggie. I am not sure if you have ever seen these. They are actually adorable. Definitely check it out, if you’ve never heard of it! My son actually still messes with tags and he is already 2! 😛

    #KCACOLS
    Ashley- The Geeky Mama

  10. Sounds great Rachel. She is an absolute gem. I cut down the breastfeeding to mornings before work and evenings before bedtime and then I used to do a dream feed at around 11 when I went to bed when I first returned to work. It seemed to work ok. Good luck with it all. pen x #KCACOLS

  11. Lovely – you are lucky, too – not all babies are the same; my two were AWFUL for the first six months (I’m not exaggerating). So it’s great to hear you’ve had a wonderful time. She is gorgeous. #KCACOLS

  12. Oh, she sounds like such a cutie – I love a happy baby! I loved weaning – experimenting with all those new tastes and seeing the look on their face as they tried something for the first time.

    I never really got on with expressing either – I hated the sound of the pump in the end! #KCACOLS

  13. My little guys loves the Ella’s Kitchen carrot rice too. He’s always chuffed when thats coming out for dinner! I mix it with other mashed veggies now so he gets a bit of both. Exciting that she’s mastered rolling over and shuffling backwards – I’m sure she’ll work out how to get forwards soon enough! #KCACOLS

  14. Awww how lovely. I’ve just started writing up Billy’s 6 month review post and it’s making me all emotional at how quickly it’s gone! Good luck with going back to work! xx #KCACOLS

  15. Good luck with going back to work. I think in some ways the anticpation is harder than the reality.The weaning sounds like it is going well though 🙂 #KCACOLS

  16. Good luck with going back to work. To be honest you night find in the next ten weeks that she cuts right back on her feeds – my oldest wasn’t even feeding any more by 8 months because she just loved food so much. Try not to worry.
    #KCACOLS

  17. Awe she’s divine! I couldn’t fully feed so I had to supplement with formula, I spent a lot of time beating myself up about it, but all my babies were healthy and still are, a mix of breast milk and formula worked best for us #KCACOLS

  18. Great to hear weaning is going well. We loved ellas pouches, they were great for when we were out and about. Avocado, peas, broccoli and banana were clems favourite things when we first started. Basically anything she could smush and make a huge mess with!x #KCACOLS

  19. I could never overproduce milk either – I just breastfeed the Popple mornings and nights now that she’s at nursery, and she just has milk or cow’s milk there. Glad to hear weaning is going well – the Popple isn’t a big fan of carrots either. She’ll only eat them if I hide them in things, like soups or stews. #triballove

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