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Piglet – 6 Months Update

Piglet 6 Months Update

6 months old – Piglet is definitely not a new born anymore! 6 months sounds really old to me, he’s not a “new baby” now. Β He’s not hit any major milestones this month, he hasn’t rolled over at all in the last month and the idea of him being ready to sit up is laughable. He will stand and lean at the activity table though so he has strong little legs!

Size

He had a full check over with the health visitor on Thursday. As I had suspected, his weight has jumped up to the 9th percentile – boardering on the 25th. Thats a bit change from the last time which is great, he’s back on track! He on the 25th percentile for length, at 65cm, and the 50th percentile for head circumference at 43.5cm.

Its great to see him being in proportion for weight and height. Proves I have been right to stand my ground about his weight!

Piglet 6 months update

Health

Still not a toothy peg in sight! He is giving it a good go, constantly chomping on his fingers. But no success thus far.

I think he currently has his first cold. He is grumpy and snotty and struggling to sleep. Lots of cuddles been required – I’m sure he’ll be over it in no time! I’ve been using Snufflebabe Vapour RubΒ to try and help but he still sounds a little like a pug when he breathes.

Feeding

He is still breastfeeding 4 or 5 times during the day and another 2 times in overnight. I don’t have plans to stop any time soon.

This guy loves his food! He has porridge for the breakfast, made up with formula to make sure he gets an extra boost of milk. For lunch I have started introducing more “meals” rather than assorted mixed veg. He’s been a bit unsure of some of these! I have also stopped pureeing most of his meals and simply mash them instead and he seems ok with the lumps. In the evening I like to make sure he’s had carbohydrate to keep him full overnight. He either has sweet potato or baby rice mixed with some other veggies.

In the last week I have started to offer him yoghurt after his meals. He adores it, although always shudders with the first taste. I’m assuming thats because it’s cold!

90% of his food has been homemade, but I have given him the odd sachet when we’re out and about. The texture of sachets is a lot smoother than “normal” food and he is sometimes a bit unsure at first but will happily eat them after a few spoons.

I also give him some finger food as I prepare each meal. He rarely manages to successfully eat any of it but I do think its good to try!

Piglet 6 months update

Sleep

Piglet is napping twice a day now, around 1-2 hrs each time. Unfortunately he’s not great at sleeping anywhere other than his cot, so if we’re out and about in the pram he will cat nap then think he’s done.

Overnight is a bit hit and miss. He had a bit of a sleep regression which seems to have passed mostly, but some night are better than others. There is no predicting if or when he will wake for a feed, it is at least once but often twice. On a bad night it can be 3 or 4 times.

He is getting better at resettling himself. Occasionally I can hear him over the monitor having a bit of a moan and then goes quiet again. The Sleepytot Bunny has really been helping!

Likes

  • Standing – he loves a good session in his Jumparoo
  • Finger food – if he sees us eating he wants something too
  • Water – a real change from last week! He loves drinking it now and reaches for his cup
  • Rodney – he is easily distracted by him at the moment and follows him around the room
  • Kisses – they make him giggle
  • Blowing raspberries

Dislikes

  • Lentils – I spent ages making him a meal which he flat out refuses to eat!
  • Lying down – he shouts to be picked up or sat up
  • Rodney’s bark – it has started to startle him recently

Piglet 6 months update

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27 Comments


  1. // Reply

    Ahhh piglet is too adorable πŸ™‚ 6 months is a great time. Fair play for making most of his food that is brilliant! I have to admit I didn’t make an awful lot when A was tiny. She didn’t like anything I made!! #kcacols


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      he rejects some of my food haha but most of it he scoffs down πŸ™‚ I use premade sachets etc when we’re out and about though – far easier!


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    Hey way to go Piglet, sounds like you are doing fab. Your toothie-pegs won’t be long little man then the food fun can begin. Hope your cold clears soon and we look forward to reading your update in month 7 xx. #picknmix
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      Half of me wants him to get some teeth, but the other half doesn’t because I know it will totally change the way he looks!


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    Oh proves you were right about his weight! He’s so gorgeous πŸ™‚ sounds like the feeding and weaning going really well too! Makes life easier πŸ™‚ I don’t think my daughter got teeth until after 6 months xx #binkylinky


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      Yup – mother knows best πŸ˜‰ My nephews didn’t get teeth till well past 6 months so he’s just following along with what they did!


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    What a great record of Piglets development, i love his likes and dislikes.Sounds like your doing great. #BinkyLinky #thelist


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      Thank you – Its been a quick month!


  5. // Reply

    He is gorgeous πŸ™‚ My first didn’t get any teeth till a week before his first birthday and my second has just popped out 2 at 10 months. Be careful of biting when feeding lol #binkylinky


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      wow first birthday! I can’t imagine him having no teeth that long. I’ve been warned about the biting…. it might signal the end of our feeding haha


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      I know πŸ™ such a big lad now!


  6. // Reply

    Great idea documenting each month. We didn’t get any teeth until month 8ish but then got 4 in a really short space of time. We are at 11 months now, it’s crazy how quick the time goes. #binkylinky


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      4 close together must have been rough!


  7. // Reply

    He’s so cute!! Look at his gorgeous eyes! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky


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      Thank you – I love his eyes. They’re very expressive and seem to change colour from blue to green regularly


  8. // Reply

    Fab update how adorable he is Thanks for linking to the #binkylinky come back next week please


    1. // Reply

      Oh wow he’s going to be tall! Piglet has a very short body but his legs are quite long.


    1. // Reply

      Thank you – I do wish I knew how to use a camera properly so I can get even better photos of him!


  9. // Reply

    Happy 6 months Piglet! I actually read this is envy I wish my daughter was still 6 months old. They growill up so fast and this is a great way to treasure those moments. I remember from now to eight months lots of changes happening with rolling and then crawling. It sounds like Piglet is eating really well. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x


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      Its definitely a fun age – we’re really enjoying it! I’m torn between wanting him to roll sit and crawl, and wanting him to stay my little baby for a while longer


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