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…

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….

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…

The week that was

This week has been filled with friends, baby groups, new goals and ended on a high with my first Mother’s Day. Here’s our snapshot… Old friends, new babies We had a visit from one of our London friends who had a baby girl six weeks before George arrived – Dorothy. She popped round for a…

Why are baby clothes different sizes?

I’ve just been sorting through George’s clothes as he has outgrown quite a few items lately. Most are going into a vacuum bag to store in the loft and some are heading to the charity shop. As I’ve sorted through his things, I’ve noticed that many items in 3-6 months are completely different sizes depending…

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 has been a short one as we’ve been cooped up for half of it with illness. But, we’re feeling better now and looking back at the highlights. Here’s our snapshot. New Hartbeeps term – we started back at Hartbeeps South Manchester on Monday afternoon, kicking off with Easter fancy dress. George was given…