[Solved] At contact centres before second court hearing
Everything is going well at the contact centre from the reports I'm getting its just getting difficult because my son will not have a bottle at all in contact.
I have 2 hours every Friday morning and it's the same kind of routine, fine for 30 minutes, son will be then getting tired(teething bad at the minute) crys and I settle him down several times and then will sleep.
But my biggest upset is for the 2 hours I get him for he literally will not have a touch of his bottle. He would scream the room down if he sees it.
I just need to try any ideas on getting him to feed and that will make my reports stronger. this was my fourth contact session after not seeing him for 4 months, I know he's getting used to me but what can i do?!
Son is 6 months old,
Thank you for your help
Are you able to discuss this with the mother? If not, you could ask the contact centre to mention it to see of there is something you should be doing,
He should be starting to experiment with eating solid foods at 6 months. If you are unable to speak with the mother you could ask the contact staff to communicate with her and find out if he is having a bottle just before the contact visit starts, in which case he may not be ready to feed. You could also ask them to find out what foods the mother has started to introduce, perhaps jars of baby food or puréed fresh fruit. Babies also like age appropriate fruit juices and things like mashed banana, have a small selection to offer him as an alternative, that way the contact staff will see that you are being thoughtful to his needs and remember, feeding babies isn't an exact science so try not to worry too much and just enjoy your time with him.
Mother will not contact towards me, I then ask the supervisor to speak to mother and answers I get to "When was he last fed" are "as and when"
Regarding communication book, mom still hasn't done it.