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OUR WEANING JOURNEY

OUR WEANING JOURNEY

Hi, I'm Kayley.  Mum to two little foodies!  Harry is 3 years old and Megan is 10 months old.  When Harry was born, the big transitions in his life seemed terrifying.  Learning to crawl, talk, potty training, weaning, they were all overwhelming concepts.  When the time came to wean I did some research and decided that baby led weaning was the route we would take.  I had it all planned out but, when the time came, Harry had different ideas! He was a hungry little thing and, although he loved feeding himself, would become frustrated when he couldn't get the...

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How to get started with baby-led weaning

How to get started with baby-led weaning

As a new parent it's totally normal to feel overwhelmed by all the information given to you about how to feed your child and introduce them to food. One of the terms you may have heard is 'baby-lead weaning' which has increased in popularity amongst parents in recent years. To understand more about baby-led weaning and whether it's right for you and your child, read on below! What is baby-led weaning? As with traditional weaning, baby-led weaning can begin after six months and is the process of letting your child decide which foods (of the ones you have offered to...

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Baby-led weaning and how to eat out

Baby-led weaning and how to eat out

If you enjoy eating out as a family, baby-led weaning is perfect. The best bonus of all, you get to eat your food while it is still warm. Many people worry about how they will be able to heat up their baby's food but, practicing baby-led weaning will make you feel so much more relaxed about the whole experience. Gone are the days of worrying will the restaurant be able to heat it? Will the server get annoyed with us asking for too much help? If you want to encourage your child to eat a healthy diet and avoid the...

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Introducing Our Latest Tasty Recipe Ideas

Introducing Our Latest Tasty Recipe Ideas

One thing that makes our BabyLed Spreads so good is that they can be added into a variety of recipes to help your baby explore new tastes and textures. As well as having a range of serving ideas already, we were ecstatic to have onboard Kayley from Friendly First Foods who helped us put together some tasty alternative recipes, all featuring our weaning spreads! We have a brand-new page on our website which has 6 delicious recipes put together by Kayley at Friendly First Foods. Here is just an example of what you can find… Red Lentil and Sweet Potato...

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Benefits of Babyled Spreads!

Benefits of Babyled Spreads!

BabyLed Spreads are a great accompaniment to your baby's diet and introduce a wide variety of nutrients through the early weaning stages. They provide an abundance of new tastes/ textures that can help movement onto solid food with a minimum of fuss. There are many benefits that surround baby-led weaning such as… They give babies the chance to explore foods for themselves. It means they can cope with different food tastes and textures from the beginning of weaning (Cameron et al 2012b). Improves hand-eye coordination and chewing ability when babies feed themselves. More likely to join in with family mealtimes....

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