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Recipes, Resources

Baby led weaning recipe books and apps

One of the great selling points of baby led weaning (BLW) – for me anyway – is that you don’t NEED any special recipes. You get to share your food with your baby right from the get-go, so you don’t need to prepare anything special. The ultimate in lazy parenting. And yet there’s something nice about  the idea of tiny…

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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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Nutrition

Easy ways to get protein into your baby’s diet

When we started baby led weaning, we did a lot of easy finger foods (fruit, veg, toast etc), but as Eli progressed, I started to do more research into providing a balanced diet. Here’s some of the information I found out 🙂 I’ll follow up later on in the week with some quick and easy protein-rich meal ideas. How much…

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