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…

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….

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…

Carrot puree

Carrots are a great first taste as they are naturally sweet. 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 carrot Breast or formula milk Method Peel and chop the carrot into slices then boil for 6-8…

5 Father’s Day gift ideas for a first time dad

If you are looking to make someone’s first father’s day extra special, baby crafts, matching outfits and hand drawn sketches could be for you. Here’s 5 ideas to consider… 1) Matching socks The guys over at Happy Socks make a great ‘Two peas in a pod‘ gift set that features two pairs of matching socks…

Should you do mixed feeding?

If you can’t decided what the best technique for baby weaning is or you like elements from both spoon fed and baby led, perhaps mixed feeding is the option for you. Mixed feeding combines the purees offered in spoon feeding with the soft foods to pick up in baby led weaning. It’s a good way…