I actually really like the weaning stage - I find it so much fun watching Sylvie try different foods and making things for her. Seeing her play with food and her face scrunch and how eager she is when she's hungry is amazing.
We've been doing a bit of 'anything goes' with her solid food feeds depending on whether we're out and about or at home during feed times. If I'm home and we have the time to plonk her in the high chair and give her different foods then I do, every time. Often when we're out and about we'll feed her an Ella's Kitchen pouch or something or other and have some rice cakes or baby crisps for her to have in the buggy.
It's a messy, messy business (which explains the picture above - she was so pitted that it was easiest to rinse her down in the kitchen sink). The first time I gave her some tomato fusilli she threw it across the white kitchen walls - she demolished what was left so I'm taking it as a good sign.
Food she's been enjoying so far that I've been making her is scrambled egg, eggy bread, petit filou yoghurts, tomato pasta with cheese, some chicken and white fish, rice cakes, avocado, banana, broccoli, carrot, dairylea on toast.. and she had a sneaky taste of chocolate cake today from her big sister..
She's still only on two meals a day and formula after food feeds and formula only feeds between. I guess the food routine is one that constantly evolves as they grow too. She's such a big happy bundle of rolls that we must be doing something right - or maybe she just loves her food as much as we do...