Weaning – a poem

Weaning – a poem

We’re finally going to eat today
No longer just the bottle
For breakfast, lunch and dinner, dear
We’re going in full throttle

I’ve done all of my research now
Decided that it’s time
You’re showing all the signs now love
You’re ready and you’re prime

I’ll sit you in your highchair now
A new, exciting treat
To do just what the grown-ups do
When they prepare to eat

Don’t fight the bib, it must go on
I’m sure we’ll make a mess
But I really should have thought this through
And changed your brand new dress

But never mind, I have the wipes
Completely armed and ready
With all sorts of things to clean you down
As long as you hold steady

I let you practice with the spoon
But you’re not sure where it goes
If I leave you to it, on your own
It’ll all be up your nose

I’ve bought some pouches just to start
‘A Mum fail,’ thinks your Teddy
But since my dear, you’re bottle fed
It’s absolutely fine I guess I failed already

So here it goes, the lid is off
And everyone’s excited
Like a smarty pants you open wide
I couldn’t be more delighted

A great big bite, a gulp, a cough
It took you by surprise
Your tastebuds dance and pop and flair
As they catch up with your eyes

Is this really what the grown-ups eat?
You wrinkle up nose
A shudder here, a sly spit there
I’d rather suck my toes

Your lips clamp shut, just one more try
I beg but you won’t budge
I’m never having food again
I want my milky sludge

Well what a let down, little girl
Your love for tastes will grow
But you look at me as if to say
Nah Mum, I don’t think so.


Rhyming with Wine


  1. May 22, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    Love the poem and the photo goes with it perfectly!!

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 22, 2017 / 10:00 pm

      Thank you 😊

  2. May 23, 2017 / 12:01 am

    😂 love it! & Moo’s face, she’s totally not having it! Haha

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 23, 2017 / 9:51 am

      I know! I ended up finishing it because it was so tasty 😂

  3. talkingmums1
    May 23, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    Aww how funny, it’s so exciting moving them on to food and so disappointing when it doesn’t go well! X

  4. May 24, 2017 / 9:47 am

    Oh look at that little face! You know I loved me a poem and this one made me grin all the way through! x

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 24, 2017 / 11:09 am

      Thank you Dawn 😊 if the queen of hilarious poetry likes it, I’m happy!

  5. May 25, 2017 / 6:20 pm

    Haha! That’s great! I love mom poems. I’m rather fond of the limerick myself. My oldest was the only one who liked her solid food right away. The LOVE food now though! #coolmumclub

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 25, 2017 / 8:17 pm

      We’re still working on it… might have to do a part 2 when we actually enjoy food 😂

  6. May 26, 2017 / 6:52 pm

    Love this – perfectly capturing the trials and tribulations of weaning in lyrical form! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub with this lovely xoxo

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 26, 2017 / 7:45 pm

      Thank you – that’s really lovely to hear 😊

  7. May 28, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    Oh I love this! A completely fab poem! And you soooo didn’t fail at breastfeeding!! Don’t beat yourself up! Thanks so much for linking this up with #DreamTeam, I love it! xxx

    • muffintopmummyblog
      May 28, 2017 / 9:37 pm

      Thank you so much 😊

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