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…

Spoon fed weaning

What is spoon fed weaning? This process involves different foods being offered to your baby from a spoon in the form of a purée. These first tastes are usually different fruits and vegetables that are blended down very thinly to ease the transition from milk to solids. Feeding from a spoon is the opposite technique…

What equipment do you need for weaning?

Once your baby is ready to start weaning, you will need to prepare food for them. Whether you choose to do baby led weaning, spoon or mixed, this list of equipment should help you. Food blender – if you don’t already have one at home, you can pick a small blender up for around £10…

When to start weaning your baby

The NHS advises you should start weaning your baby around 6 months old. The operative word in that sentence being ‘around’. Some babies may want food at 4 months, some may not be interested until 6.5 months. Take the NHS advice onboard but, be guided by your baby. Spotting the signs that your baby is…

The week that was

Last week was one of many firsts. Time is flying by and George is ticking off milestones left, right and centre! It’s great but also, please slow down baby boy. Here’s our snapshot… Last Hartbeeps class With maternity leave coming to an end, so unfortunately are our classes. We finished our second term with Nikita…

What bedding do I need for a newborn baby?

There is a lot of choice for newborn baby bedding – swaddling, blankets and sleeping bags. Each have pros and cons and each are personal preference. The NHS recommends that babies sleep in the same room as their parents until they are six months old. The main reason for this is to offer reassurance to…

The week that was

This week has been a fun one with a tiny hint of stress. In family life we’ve done loads of nice things and bought some new toys for George. In my life, I’ve had a complete crash of confidence in going back to work. But, having talked to a few people, I’m feeling a lot…

The week that was

A few highs and lows this week and unfortunately, some illness again. We’re all better now though and excited for the week ahead. Here’s our snapshot… Sitting up – George has been sitting up with some help for about a month now. He would support his weight but lean slightly on me to stop himself…