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Mealplans

A day in the life of a BLW toddler…

I thought it might be helpful to start a semi-regular series showing a whole day’s meals for Eli. When you’re sitting there with your five month old baby researching baby led weaning (BLW), getting to the stage of three meals a day can seem SO daunting. I know lots of parents struggle with inspiration, so it can be really helpful…

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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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