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Monday, 29 April 2013

Weaning inspiration.

I've got horribly behind with weaning posts, so I thought I'd do a quick few ideas for baby led weaning lunch.  Sometimes it's hard coming up with new ideas, especially once your baby is having more than just sticks of cooked vegetables.  Firstly try introducing toast!  Bread is easier for babies to eat when lightly toasted and cut into fingers.  Here is Poppy's first piece of toast! 

When she is more advanced you can try different shapes to make lunch a little more interesting.

Once she's happy with the texture, try cheese on toast.  It's a great lunch because you can both have it.      

An omelette is great because you can keep it plain or add extras. Here I've done a plain omelette and instead of adding grated cheddar, topped it with cottage cheese (full fat) and served with slices of avocado.  

I am very keen to introduce fish into Poppy's diet while she is still very accepting of new flavours, I also think its a healthy family choice.  Here are a couple of lunch ideas for both you and your baby:

TInned sardines in oil mashed with cherry tomatoes and basil leaves on toast.  I grill the bread one side and then top the bread with the mix on the uncooked side then grill again.  When making the mixture mash all the small bones into the mix.  Sardines are a great source of calcium and they are also very fatty, perfect for a chunky baby.

A quicker option is mackerel pate on toast.  You can buy or make your own and simply spread on toast. You can add lemon juice, black pepper, chopped salad or leave it plain.  

I hope you find these ideas helpful and tasty! 


Wednesday, 24 April 2013

A make up mummy must have.

My make up must have is No.7 BB cream, I don't really like wearing make up unless its for a special occasion and when I do I like it to look quite natural, I tend to opt for brown eye shadow and just a little blusher.  Once you've had a baby however you need something to cover the bags and make you look like the young glowing mother everyone wants to see!

The BB cream does it all, moisturises, protects (SPF 15), covers and acts as a foundation.

I've got quite olive skin and the medium colour works well for me.  If you're fair I'd suggest going for the light shade.


This is after a full days wear and a windy picnic in the park.  The cream gives a long lasting, natural look and it doesn't feel heavy like some foundations.  It's so much easier than applying lots of products.

Please share any beauty tips.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Lovely Pitta.

So I thought it was time for a weaning update.  We have been doing baby led weaning and it's been great.  Poppy will eat anything, mealtimes are a joy and you can all eat the same things without having to purée anything. Check out my older posts on weaning if you are just eating started with weaning.  Broccoli florets are definitely a favourite, closely followed by peanut butter on toast, banana bread and natural yoghurt.  A new store cupboard essential for us is pitta bread.  It comes in a sealed packet so is always there in case of emergencies.  I toast or grill the pita breads and cut them into strips so they are easy to hold. Although now she's a great little chomper I try a few different shapes to give her a challenge. 

Sometimes I spread something on the pitta bread such as cream cheese or mashed avocado.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Free samples with the Heinz baby club.

It's always handy to have a few store cupboard supplies and any extra information is always useful so you can join the Heinz baby club and receive free product samples, money off vouchers and feeding guides!