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…

Roasted butternut squash puree

A great first taste for your little one to try aged 6 months+. Butternut squash is naturally sweet and roasting it gives an even better flavour – a great option for spoon fed weaning. Makes approximately 8 portions. Suitable for freezing. Ingredients 1 butternut squash Breast or formula milk Method Preheat the oven to 200…

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…

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…