Before beginning weaning, parents can find themselves bombarded with conflicting information on how and when to wean their little one successfully. Your Baby Club, the UK’s fastest growing online community of new parents, recently surveyed 450 parents on behalf of Weaning Week, to find out how UK parents are navigating this period of their baby’s development.
The research found that before getting started on their weaning journey, 29.3% of parents said they researched weaning approaches on the internet and 24% said they asked their health visitor.
As for when they started weaning, 41.3% followed government guidelines and waited until their baby was 6-8 months before weaning their little one, with 16% bucking the trend and starting the process when their child was just 0-3 months.
It appears that UK parents are choosing to use mixed methods when feeding their babies, with 9 in 10 (90.7%) of parents choosing to wean their baby using a...