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Nutrition and Hydration Week

This week is Nutrition & Hydration Week – a celebration to promote and celebrate improvements in hydration and nutrition from a local to global level.  Having taken place every week since 2012, the week aims to bring people together in a fun, focussed and energetic way to educate about the value of food and drink…

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Start Weaning – The Right Way!

Let’s get started with weaning It’s important to start confidently as you introduce your little ones to the joys of having a healthy diet.  Here we’ll give you the knowledge that you require to make informed choices about the food that you provide your growing baby. The BNF Healthy Eating Week The British Nutrition Foundation’s…

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Family feeding tips from Emma Goulding of Cookery Eatery

I spend many of my days cooking with children of all ages and hearing form parents about their fussy eaters.  For weaning week I have put together some top tips which have helped many of my parents, and I hope may help you too! You’re their role model. Most of us has a couple of…

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Sterilising Q&A – Christine Dugedre from Milton

Sterilising when it comes to weaning can be a confusing one. Christine Dugedre, mum of 3, Milton International Brand Manager and Sterilising Advisor answers some common questions here. What is sterilising? Sterilising is a special way of cleaning your baby’s feeding equipment including bottles, teats and breast pumps to ensure they are completely free from…

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Puree vs Finger Foods – the modern weaning challenge

Puree vs Finger Foods – the modern weaning challenge – By Enid Taylor of  The Taymount Clinic Weaning can be a tricky time in a young baby’s life, and certainly a messy one in a mummy’s life! The important thing is to make food enjoyable and not a time of stress or negative emotions.  The…

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Baby Led Weaning more tips by Natalie Peall founder of Baby Led Weaning Cookbook

Tip No.1: Set realistic expectations about food dropping and gagging Your baby will view the food you offer in the same way that he does his toys, so don’t be surprised if a lot of it ends up on the floor. Expect lots of gagging and try not to confuse this with choking: a choking…

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Weaning with an Allergy by Kirstie Allen from PBB Events

Co-owner of PBB Events, Kirstie Allen talks about her first hand experience of weaning with a allergy. Ellie had suffered with reflux and the most awful wind and explosive nappies for as long as (through 6 months of what felt like no sleep!) we could remember. She was breastfed from birth, and I had formula…

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Allow Children to explore their Food during Weaning by Pocket Nannies

Why is it important to allow children to explore their food during weaning? Weaning, whether you choose to do baby led or puréeing, should be a messy process and whilst that sadly means you have extra mess to tidy up at the end of mealtimes, it is actually a huge learning process for your baby.…

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Baby-led Weaning – an all round sensory experience by Theresa McCarthy, Nutritionist from Happy Tums

Baby-led weaning is great for stimulating all the senses in little ones. Sight As they look at the different offerings on their tray, watch how they peruse the foods and then make a selection – it is a concentrated act which takes time and decision making and one which shouldn’t be taken lightly – this…

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Salt – the Facts by Theresa McCarthy, Nutritionist, from Happy Tums

I thought it might be a good idea to give you all more insight into why we should really reduce the salt intake when we are feeding our little ones and give you more of an understanding why this topic is so important for us to teach and for you to implement. Without getting too…

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Top Tips for Baby Led Weaning by Nicola Ragon-Paxton – Registered Nutritionist MBANT

Here are some simple top tips if you decide to go down the baby-led weaning route… Be prepared with an easy to clean high chair. Our favourites are the Ikea Antilop and the Stokke Tripp Trapp. A full cover bib is essential to prevent multiple changes of clothes in a day! The Bibetta Ultrabib with…

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Good Eating Habits for Infants & Toddlers By Rosie @ Doddl

Personally, I find at mealtimes I have to finish whatever is on my plate, regardless of the portion size! This is because I was brought up being encouraged to finish all the food on my plate and wasn’t allowed to get down from the table or have pudding until I had eaten every mouthful. This…

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Welcome to Weaning – by leading children’s cookery author Annabel Karmel

Just when most parents have mastered the daily milk rounds, the wonderful world of weaning beckons. Blending, storing, mashing and messy highchairs are all part of this exciting journey. For over 25 years I’ve guided millions of parents through every stage of feeding and now I’m delighted to be sharing my expertise and inspiration in…

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An Introduction to Weaning – cutting through the jargon!

As you start this next stage of your little one’s journey, you will hear lots of different weaning techniques such as ‘baby-led weaning’, ‘play-led weaning’, ‘parent-led weaning’, ‘puréeing’ and so on and so on! In simple terms, a baby-led approach is where you allow the baby to feed itself. It means that food needs to be cut…

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