Introducing mixed feeding to twins or triplets can be an issue, babies are not all ready to be weaned onto solid food at the same time and this is the same for twins or triplets. Baby solid feeding is a milestone and its no good forcing it on a baby not ready when they are still satisfied with milk. This can become a dilemma, milk feeding one and weaning two ! Giles took longer to transition onto solid food than did the girls. He was simply not ready and would get fussy and upset when I tried to spoon feed him, but he was calm and content to still have a bottle, although he wouldn’t hold it himself… Feel there’s a pattern emerging here….! . He was still gaining weight and certainly soothed by a bottle feed. This did make life more complicated however but I wasn’t about to force it on him and have a permanently grumpy baby. I managed, but I think had I had some of the gadgets and products around now, all our lives would have been calmer ! He was premature and had had a rough time in NICU so he would get a bit panicked when he had anything in his mouth. It was on the day of their baptism, I had him sitting in his bouncy chair – it was easier for him to breathe propped up. I’d left a packet of boudoir biscuits close by and despite having cerebral palsy down one side of his body, he managed to get hold of a biscuit and started sucking it ! I was amazed ! He had actually put something in his mouth himself. This was the start of his discovery of food. We still had a few issues about some textures and flavours, but it was a milestone moment !
Take a look at the baby bowls and spoons page. I have chosen them with usefulness and quality in mind. The baby sippy cups are awesome – non spill ! Got to be a good buy ! I have also included a page on baby food processors, they are big enough to cater for twins and triplets and if you want to prepare in advance, have some homemade baby food stocked up in your freezer, have a look at the homemade baby food storage ideas.
As you can see from this photo, his sisters were very happy to hold their own bottles, baby boy however not! They were very prem and to give him his due, he did have more neonatal issues than his sisters so didn’t put weight on as quickly in those early stages. You couldn’t tell that now though!
Within this section on solid feeding I have included products that I know I needed or would have benefited from if I had known, so whilst some may not necessarily fit the brief of this category, they fit best here on the website. Use the drop down menu to move through the various products that I used or would have liked to use if they had been out when my trips were small.
Please leave comments along the way about the items I have included, and things that you would like to see here too!