What I try to remember every time I feed my baby is that food is mostly for exploration and fun before the age of 1. To allow them to try new tastes and textures. They get most of their nutrition from either breast or formula so don’t stress about how much they eat. So our tip on weaning is to let the kids have fun, experiment and enjoy food. Forcing children to eat will not make them like it anymore, infant, it may make feel eating is a chore rather than to enjoy.
Here are some tips from other parents on weaning:
“I carry a small, compact sharp pair of scissors to cut up Claudia’s food.” Ammy, Melbourne
“Use an old shower curtain under the high chair to collect the mess. Washable too. And embrace mess.” Mimi, London
“The Chicco Pocket Snack chair is def a life saver in terms of having a clean tray every time we go out, it's space saving for home use/easy to clean or like us we leave it in the car for eating out and round people’s house, we took it to Hong Kong with us so baby can always sit at the table and eat with us, it can be used as a booster (without tray) or like a high chair.” Cindy, London
“Bring out a garlic press with you for meals for instant baby food ... it's a bit heavy but really worked for Isabelle.” Sofia, London