I was determined not to wean the twins until they were at the very least… 6 months old (actual age). In fact, due to them being premature and very little, I was thinking more of going for 6 months birth-adjusted (7 months actual). This is bearing in mind that growth-adjusted they are two months behind as they stopped growing in the womb at 32 weeks gestation.
The twins… well they had other ideas!
Fluffy developed an obsession with watching people eat at the tender age of 4 months. She just couldn’t take her eyes off us when we ate our dinner. By 5 months Tiny was starting to show an interest too. It was at this point they decided that 5 bottles a day wasn’t enough. For a few days we added a 6th bottle because they started waking at 1am hungry. Fluffy had started mimicking us when we were eating. She’d sit in her chair practicing chewing.
The final straw came at 24 weeks, when me and the girls were sitting in Starbucks. Bunny and I were sharing some pancakes covered in chocolate sauce (mighty delicious I should add) and Fluffy was sitting there chewing…and chewing…and chewing (the air)!!!
I suddenly realised that it was cruel of me to make her wait any longer so we marched straight to boots to buy some bowls, spoons and baby rice.
Guidance states that your baby should be over 4 months and double their birth weight before attempting weaning… Well the pair of them have piled on the pounds and by 24 weeks were around FOUR TIMES their birth weight. On the growth charts, they’ve gone from being on the 2nd percentile for their adjusted age, to the 50th percentile for their actual age – that is phenomenal growth!
I was determined to wean the twins together as they are so well synchronised with everything and it would be a very long process if I had to do it all twice. Aside from which, they both seemed to be ready.
…and so it begins!
Here’s Fluffy’s first try of baby rice…
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