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How to look after your baby’s ‘milk’ teeth – by Dental Mummy

As soon as your baby gets their first tooth around six months, it’s important to start taking care of their little mouth and cleaning ‘milk’ teeth the right way. This involves more than brushing teeth regularly (with an appropriate fluoride toothpaste), it also means thinking about your baby’s diet (if they have started weaning) and…

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How to Introduce New Foods to Baby

Weaning a young baby can be really overwhelming to new parents, and one of the questions we get again and again is how to introduce new foods. In what order should foods be introduced, and how can parents be sure that their little ones are getting adequate nutrition?   Our short answer: weaning takes time,…

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BondedByBabies talk all things weaning…

We’re sister-in-laws and mummies to two beautiful girls. I married Sophie’s twin brother Ben 3 years ago and we have a 21 month old daughter, Blake Valentine, and Sophie has a beautiful seven month old baby girl called Callie with her husband Josh.   Together, we started our Instagram blog to share our experiences of…

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Best Solid Foods for Weaning by Baby Journey

Many thanks to Schianne from Baby Journey for this article. As a mother herself and fully understanding how challenging motherhood can be, she created a platform which allows her to support other women. You can find her website here: https://www.babyjourney.net   When to Start Weaning Most professionals, like the World Health Organization (WHO), recommend exclusively…

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Make weaning fun with edible painting

One thing’s for sure – when you embark on the weaning journey with your baby, it’s going to be a messy one. But you can put a few things in place to minimise the fall-out. Some people find a dog works best (always hungry and capable of hoovering up discarded material at high speed) or…

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Weaning at nursery

This blog is written by Shazia Mustafa, Cofounder of Third Door, a family-friendly co-working space with an onsite flexible Ofsted registered Nursery When your baby is ready to wean, you may start to play around with some new tricks and tactics at home. Perhaps trying them on purees, or tasting bits of bread or cooked…

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How to wean your baby

Weaning your baby and transitioning from breast milk or formula to solid foods is an important stage in your little ones life. There will come a point where milk alone cannot provide all the nutrients that your baby requires, and this is where you need to start introducing other foods into their diet. Weaning your…

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Fussy Eaters – why do our children go through this stage?

At Happy Tums, we have recently launched our new Fussy Eaters workshops. We have been doing our job in Essex and the surrounding areas for four years now and we have started to see the parents who we supported during the weaning stage ask us for help with their now 2- or 3-year old’s who…

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Homegrown veggies good enough for a royal

The exciting news of the safe arrival of the latest royal baby has set the world in somewhat of a spin. ‘Oohs’ and ‘aahs’ at adorable photos of baby Archie and his new parents are in abundance, and quite rightly so. He’s beautiful. But did you know that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have…

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Weaning with eggs- Boost The Roost

The 6th May sees the start of National Weaning Week; a fantastic initiative aiming to add more clarity and less confusion to this important milestone for parents and babies. Eggs are a nutrient dense food, and a great food to introduce to your baby when they are ready to wean (Government advice is 6 months…

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Emma Hammett – First aid expert, how to help if your baby chokes

Emma Hammett – First aid expert explains the difference between weaning and choking and how to help if your baby chokes. Weaning your baby from breast milk or formula to solid foods can be a daunting process. The top fear among parents, discovered by Weaning Week’s survey of 400 adults, is the risk of choking.…

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Dealing with allergies and intolerances

By Happy Tums Food allergies – it’s a minefield. With around 5-7% of infants suffering from a food allergy (and it’s one the rise), more parents than ever want to know the best way to prevent their baby developing one. Part of the problem (but also part of the solution) is that our understanding of…

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Tackling fussy eating, with leading children’s food expert and best-selling cookery author Annabel Karmel

We asked best-selling cookery author Annabel Karmel to help us with the issue of tackling fussy eating. She’s offered the following advice…. When babies start out on their weaning journey, I find that parents are often concerned that their children will grow into fussy eaters, and this is sometimes a worry that presents itself before…

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Tasty tips for first food adventures from Organix, the organic baby and toddler food brand

It can take 10 tries or more before your baby will accept a new food or texture, so it is a good idea to keep offering a scrummy variety of foods even if they weren’t keen the first-time round. As mums and dads, we know it isn’t always going to be easy, but it is always going to be worth it.…

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Top 6 finger foods when weaning your baby

Top 6 finger foods when weaning your baby from Organix, the organic baby and toddler food brand   As you and your baby grow more confident, you can have fun with all sorts of lip-smacking tasty foods. They might take it very seriously, or squeal with delight as they squish and squash finger foods between their…

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The Best First Meals for Babies

Dr Sophie Niedermaier-Patramani, In-House Paediatrician and Co-Founder of Little Tummy Introducing solids is an exciting time for parents and babies. Babies love to discover new textures and flavours and parents are curious to find out about their little one’s preferences. Unfortunately, parents are (willingly or not) confronted with a vast amount of confusing advice on…

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Sophie Baron, founder of mamamade, shares her tips about how to start weaning.

The introduction of solids is an exciting and important time for you and your baby, but it can also be extremely overwhelming. Here are our tips to help you take charge and feel confident, with everything you need to know about when to start introducing solids, what foods to start with, and more. When should I start…

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5 BANANA BABY LED WEANING IDEAS YOU’D NEVER THOUGHT OF

One of the staple foods in this house throughout the weaning phase, and beyond, is banana. Banana is a brilliant source of vitamins and minerals, especially potassium. Potassium helps muscles work including the muscles that control heartbeats and breathing. So they does so here are my top five ideas of banana-based foods, perfect for baby…

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Getting Started with Weaning – the different approaches explained

By Helen Hibberd, founder of  Messy Me, a baby and kids messy play and weaning company Like every aspect of raising a child, there are different ways to approach weaning.  With so much advice available, it can be difficult to work out what’s going to be best for you and your little one.   I’ve…

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Top tips to stress-free weaning & beyond

Piccolo’s co-founder Alice Fotheringham is an infant nutrition specialist who has spent years working with families and providing advice to support their weaning journeys. Since Piccolo’s launch in 2016 she has also been developing Piccolo’s delicious, organic meals and snacks to create baby food that is both balanced, nutritious and scrumptious for tiny tummies. Alice…

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Vegan weaning tips from Alice Fotheringham, Piccolo’s co-founder and an infant nutrition specialist

A well-planned and balanced vegan diet can be appropriate for all stages of life and can provide the nutrients your baby needs for healthy growth and development. It is, however, important to consider vitamins and nutrients which would typically be provided by animal products and ensure that all nutritional needs are met, most importantly ensuring…

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Organic Weaning- the good, the great and the not so great

Is “all organic” the way forward? We want the best for our babies, but is organic food as good as they say? Parents in increasing numbers are choosing to give their children organic food. Many believe that it is healthier, but what are the real differences between organic and the standard offering? The Good People…

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Introducing Weaning Week 2019

Weaning Week is back for its second year, and we are hoping to make this year bigger and better for everyone. Last year, we received overwhelmingly positive feedback, and so we are launching this year’s Weaning Week from 6th – 11th May to bring together experts, brands and families to offer help, top tips, recipes…

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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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