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…

5 newborn baby essentials

It’s easy to go overboard when you’re planning the arrival of a newborn baby. Clothes, furniture, feeding, picking a pram, bedding – the list is endless but the essentials are not. Out of everything we bought, I wanted to share the five most helpful/ essential items for us. Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine Obviously this…

The week that was

This week was full of firsts. Flavours, lessons, places and purchases. The most important event was today – George’s naming ceremony. It was a chance for our closest friends and family to come together and formally celebrate his arrival. It was beautiful. Here’s a snap shot of the week that was. Crazy weather – Monday…

Taking care of you

Babies are amazing. They are cuddly, smiley, smell amazing, love to play, give you unconditional love and eventually turn into fully grown people that are part of your family. Getting them here though takes quite a bit of work and can take its toll on your body. The first trimester was a constant battle of…