I’ve been able to handle everything with have a baby. I’ve been getting 12 hours sleep a nigh size she was four weeks. I’m comfortable with understanding her needs and wants. The one thing that terrifies me is starting solids!

We started at four months and my daughter just didn’t seem interested. The thoughts began… Do I persist? Do I stop for a few weeks? An I feeding her the right things? Is she starving? What if she chokes?

Thankfully I have a group of supportive mums around me who are helping me with my anxiety over this.

Then at 6 months we started again. This time I knew she was ready. But I was trying to get the hang of putting solids into the daily routine. As of last week, my daughter began waking at night and wanting more and more milk. It finally dawned on me, she needs more food. So today we started three meals a day and two snacks. Now I’m just anxious over what to actually feed her.

I know the anxiety won’t ever go away, and there will be more and more things ill second guess as she grows. But today at least I can say, we are sorting this solids business out!

Posted by case_girl, 31st July 2013

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  • being able to handle everything


  • Try one new dish at a time.


  • It’s a big step once bub starts on solids. There is no rush in waiting a few more weeks if bub isn’t initially interested.
    Well done!


  • It will be fine. My second baby wasn’t interested in solids at 5 months so I stopped for a while and then just took it slowly. She didn’t seem to like the texture, so I kept things pretty simple for awhile and just gave her time to adjust.


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