The Healthy Back Blog: For mums

OMG we’ve started solids!! by louisehampton
October 15, 2009, 9:15 am
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Ok so 2 weeks ago I decided it was time to start Toby on some solid food but I didn’t realise how messy this is! Food seems to go everywhere but in his mouth at the moment, and the stains are impossible to get out.
Messy feeding time!
I never realised I would become so obsessed with the different techniques to remove stains from using washing up liquid to vanish to pre soaking everything it makes the whole process of washing clothes so much longer. Most of his clothes are beige or light blue so orange carrot stains don’t look too good if I can’t get them out!

The next thing is where to feed him. If we have been out at friends I have taken a Bumbo with me and fed him in there but it is not ideal as he constantly rocks backwards and forwards so you have a moving target! With the Bumbo on the floor I am also crouching down to feed which is not the best position for the back.
Toby in his Bumbo
Toby’s highchair is definitely the best place I have found to feed him in. We bought it from Mothercare and the main features are that it can tilt back a bit so is perfect whilst he is little. Also it has a piece of plastic between his legs which means he can’t slide out. I tend to sit on a chair to feed him but really the chair is a bit too low as I find my arm aches towards the end. I noticed some highchairs are adjustable in height so this might have been a better option and then I wouldn’t have to reach up to his mouth so another time I think I’d go for the Chicco Poly or something instead. Those highchairs are not cheap but I noticed there are quite a few on Ebay.
Having lunch!
Toys are us do some excellent bibs which Toby puts his arms through so they cover most of his body which is ideal at the moment, they also have a waterproof backing which is excellent to stop all the water penetrating through to his clothes when he is learning to drink from a beaker.

Anyway enough rambling for one day hope this advice is useful and if you have any questions or comments please let me know. As a Chiropractor I am always after the best ways to protect your back when doing everyday tasks so if anyone has found a better way of doing something let me know …


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Awesome blog!

I thought about starting my own blog too but I’m just too lazy so, I guess Ill just have to keep checking yours out.

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