10 Easter egg fillers for toddlers

If you’re planning an Easter egg hunt this weekend for your toddler but don’t want them filling up on chocolate, take a look at these 10 alternative fillers. Stickers They are so cheap to buy, you can get pretty much any design or character that your little one likes and best of all, they keep…

Baby Rudolph wrapping paper

If you’re looking for a unique way to wrap your Christmas gifts this year, why not make your own wrapping paper by turning your baby’s feet into reindeers? You will need A roll of brown parcel paper Brown poster paint Red poster paint White poster paint A black ballpoint pen A paintbrush What to do…

Toddler vs Christmas tree

Are you wondering how to keep your toddler away from the Christmas tree? The answer is simple – don’t. As the age old saying goes “we always want what we can’t have”. If we try and keep our babies and toddlers away from the Christmas tree, they are going to become more intrigued by it…

Easy baby Christmas card designs

If you want to send more personalised Christmas cards this year to friends and family, why not make your own using your baby’s hand and footprints. There are so many options to choose from; penguins, donkeys Santa on his sleigh but, for busy mums on the go, simple designs might be best. These Christmas tree…

2 simple Halloween baby crafts

If you’re looking for some quick and easy Halloween crafts to do with your baby or toddler, try this spooky spider and pair of ghastly ghosts. Spider painting For this, you will need: Black paint A paint brush White card or paper A pair of googly eyes A black pen What to do Take the…

Pumpkin purée

Pumpkins are not just for carving at Halloween. They are also great for roasting, baking and weaning. The flesh is really sweet and watery, making it an easy first taste for spoon fed weaning. This recipe is suitable for 4 months+ and is also great for making a Spiced Pumpkin Cake. Makes approximately 15 portions….

Spiced Pumpkin Cake

Perfect for using up your pumpkin carving leftovers, this cake is moist, warm and hearty. Topped with a cream cheese frosting and three layers of sponge, it makes a great crowd pleaser. Serves 12. Cake ingredients 220g soft, unsalted butter 270g strong white bread flour 440g soft dark brown sugar 350g pumpkin purée 4 eggs…

Pear purée

A great first taste for weaning is poached pear. It’s really soft, sweet, can be mixed with other fruits and is easy to pop in the freezer. This recipe is suitable for 4 months+ and is a great option for spoon fed weaning. Makes approximately 3 portions. Ingredients 1 pear Breast or formula milk Method…

Apple purée

Apples are a great first taste for babies as they are sweet and light, making them easy to digest. The best apples to use are Braeburn, Sweet Delicious Red Delicious. If you want to give your purée an extra taste, you could add a little cinnamon to give it some warmth.  This recipe is suitable…

Parsnip purée

Parsnips are naturally sweet and a great autumn/winter root vegetable, making them a great first taste for babies. This recipe is suitable for 4 months+ and is a great option for spoon fed weaning. Makes approximately 3 portions. Suitable for freezing. Ingredients 1 large parsnip Breast or formula milk Method Preheat the over to 200…