As Joe Wicks Begins To Wean Daughter Indie: 5 Ways To Make Weaning More Fun
The fitness guru is looking into solid foods for his firstborn – we share some advice
23 January 2019
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Weaning is synonymous with mess, trial-and-error and puree. Some people prefer to wean their baby with solids, such as pieces of cucumber or dollops of hummus, letting the child find the textures and move their hand to their mouth, while others prefer a puree and spoon scenario.
And now Joe Wicks – aka The Body Coach and bestselling cookbook author – is heading into weaning territory, too.
Now’s the time to really have some fun in the kitchen. Make faces with food, choose veg which is bright and eye-catching, like sweet potato and broccoli. Anything to make it enticing.
Think about textures, too. Things that will feel smooth on the tongue but perhaps have a bit of an edge to them – banana can be smashed not blended, for example, or scrambled egg. Toast is often a winner, but make sure your top is covered if there’s jam around!
Have fun with presentation, too. Hey, it’ll likely end up on the floor, their face, your face… but at least for those first few moments you’ll have had the pleasure of arranging the food on a cute plate.
Weaning can be a challenge when you’re also juggling being back at work or other daytime activities. The answer is one of Wicks’ tricks: Batch cooking. If you make a puree, you can freeze individual portions ready to defrost for your little one.