Tips

Returning to work and BLW

Returning to work and BLW Like many mums, I was seriously worried about going back to work after mat leave ended. One of the things I fretted about most was the whole eating/food aspect. How the hell would I manage to have nutritious homemade dinners ready on work nights? Would my childminder understand baby led weaning? And how would we keep…

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Tips

When toddlers become picky eaters

When toddlers become picky eaters I’ve always been really proud of Eli’s eating. He took to baby led weaning like a duck to water and never looked back from that first breakfast of melon and banana, trying pretty much everything I put in front of him. A lot of people warned me that after they turn one they can get…

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Breastfeeding

Bye bye boobing – it’s been a great journey

Breastfeeding was such a massive part of my early “mum life” that I could only dimly imagine the day that a tiny mouth wouldn’t be attached to my nipple. Now Eli is 17 months old and we only recently stopped breastfeeding – about two weeks ago. I can’t speak for other mums but stopping has made look back and think about the…

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Recipes, Tips

Healthy snacks for babies and toddlers (part 2)

Last time I posted a Q&A about my approach to snacking for babies and toddlers. This time, I’m going to dive right in with a list of healthy, homemade snack ideas. Fruit Fresh fruit – any fruit your child likes! Eli’s favourites are bananas, satsumas, strawberries, blueberries, plums, nectarines, grapes and pineapple. A little bowl of stewed fruit (ideally with…

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Nutrition, Tips

Healthy snacking for babies and toddlers (part 1)

Everyone does baby and toddler snacks differently, but I know some people really struggle with knowing when to introduce them and what to give. Here’s a bit of a Q&A on my approach (yours may of course vary). Part two of this post will be a big long list of healthy, homemade baby and toddler snack ideas, so keep your eyes…

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