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Weaning

26/03/2021
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INTRODUCING YOUR BABY TO BEAKERS AND CUPS

Are you wondering when might be the best time to introduce your little one to beakers and cups? How do you do it? What drinks should you give them and what should you avoid? And what’s the right cup to use? Lots of questions – and hopefully we can help with some answers! Whether you’re breastfeeding or bottle feeding, the NHS and British Dental Health Foundation recommends babies start to learn to drink from a free-flow feeder cup from around six months old. It will help them to make the... Read More

15/10/2020
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HALLOWEEN WEANING FUN

Feeding children can be a bit of a challenge at times especially if children are going through a fussy eating stage. One of the things that helped my children, was to make food fun and exciting. As adults we are very guilty of repetitive meals and I know how easy it is to fall into that cycle especially given the time challenges that many of us face. I want to share some really easy ways you can create fun food for your children without it taking up loads of extra... Read More

30/04/2020
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INTRODUCING SPICES TO BABIES & TODDLERS

Baby and toddler food shouldn’t be bland! Experimenting with a range of spices can help to expand their palettes and cultivate adventurous eaters who enjoy a range of flavours, textures and are excited by food! Introducing bold flavours early on is essential as babies receptiveness to new tastes narrows as they get older. Broadening their palettes at a young age will hopefully result in appreciation of wholesome, unprocessed and flavoursome food. Furthermore, as salt should be avoided for under 1’s adding spices is a fantastic way to add flavour. Did... Read More

16/03/2020

BUILDING BLOCKS TO A HEALTHY & HAPPY FOOD FUTURE

Weaning is challenging! There is a plethora of information out there and no one size fits all for getting your baby started on solids. Add that we live in a world where highly processed foods, additives and artificial flavourings are fast becoming the norm, so what we feed our children needs to be centred around promoting their health and well-being without compromising on flavour and taste. A broad and varied diet coupled with exposure to a range of flavours from the early years will encourage life-long enjoyment of real food.... Read More

15/12/2019

EASY PEASY WEANING

By Natalie Peal Cooking for a family doesn’t need to be complicated and stressful. When my daughter Annabelle was younger, I had a tough time putting her down to cook dinner. She was a baby who wanted to be close to me at all times. To help overcome this predicament, I developed a series of easy 15-20 minute meals. Below you will find three of my favourite recipes from this series; they are all family-friendly and packed full of flavour. You will find even more speedy meals in my 15-20... Read More

02/12/2019

AN INTRODUCTION TO BABY LED WEANING

Baby-Led Weaning (BLW) is the process of weaning where you skip past the purée stage of traditional weaning and offer your baby smaller portions of your own food from the age of six months. BLW is focused on your baby experiencing real tastes and textures at the very beginning of their weaning journey. This method also promotes family mealtimes: everyone eating the same delicious food at the same time. This not only cuts down on your preparation time, but also means that you can eat your food at the same... Read More

07/01/2019

FUSSY TODDLER TIPS

By Natalie Peal Fussy eating is one of the biggest worries amongst my Baby-Led Weaning Cookbook community. When it comes to fussy eating a lot of parents don’t realise that it often stems from your child’s desire for control rather than the food itself. Babies have very little control over their lives, therefore as soon as they realise they can get a reaction from you or can enjoy their favourite meal by refusing to eat, they will often use this to their advantage. To anyone going through this phase in... Read More