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Heart’s Toddler Trax with Organix

Dance along at home to Heart’s Toddler Trax with Organix: a pop-up radio station designed for toddler’s tastes! Organix knows that keeping kids entertained all day is no easy feat! So, to support families during lockdown, they have been providing a world of wonder to encourage families to play, learn, use their imaginations and most…

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Teach your baby how to drink from an open cup

Teach your baby how to drink from an open cup With thanks to Sara Keel (Mum, Chief Sipper and Babycup Founder)   Top tips for weaning sips! How do you feel when you envisage your little one using an open cup? Worried for your carpet? Misty-eyed at the thought of your tiny person trying this new…

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Weaning with your nursery

Weaning with your nursery – a nursery expert’s perspective With thanks to Abacus Ark Nurseries are an extension of support; we understand weaning your baby is a process. Having your child start nursery may make you feel your child needs to be at a certain stage of weaning however we will always provide provision in…

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A Healthy Start that begins with a Healthy Gut!

A Healthy Start that begins with a Healthy Gut! With thanks to Little Inca Did you know that the average human with a healthy gut has around 100,000,000,000,000 bacterial cells? These cells – or microbes – provide essential nutrients and ensure the proper development of the immune system and brain and so are crucial for…

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Why your baby should be using an open cup!

Why your baby should be using an open cup With thanks to Dr Jemma Hook and Doidycup Dr Jemma Hook aka Instagram’s @The Mummy Dentist explains the importance of introducing an open drinking cup to your baby. Did you know that it is recommended to introduce your baby to drinking from an open cup from…

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Top tips before you begin your baby’s weaning journey

Top tips before you begin your baby’s weaning journey With thanks to Nourish and Nurture Nutrition If you are beginning your baby’s weaning journey, keep these simple tips in mind to support the adventure! Weaning is not a race  Weaning is another area where comparisons can creep in but you really need to go at…

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Weaning and cleaning

Weaning and cleaning With thanks to Milton Let’s face it, weaning is a messy old business. Why is it that when fruit and veg are reduced to a pulp, their colours are even brighter than in their original form? Pretty to look at but not so pretty smeared across the high chair table, down the…

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Seven Tips to Weaning Success with Organix

Seven tips to weaning success!  With thanks to Organix Not sure how to start weaning your baby? Read our seven tips to weaning success. Tip One – Establish Whether Your Baby is Ready Or Not There are usually three signs that your baby is ready to move on and try solid food. But don’t worry…

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Allergy UK Weaning Your Food Allergic Baby

Weaning your food allergic baby With thanks to Allergy UK To mark National Weaning Week 2020 (4-10 May) Allergy UK, the leading charity for people living with all kinds of allergic disease, has launched a free ‘Weaning Your Food Allergic Baby’ digital support pack designed to help make weaning a child a safer and less frightening experience. The pack contains…

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Playing with Food with Organix

As your little ones grow, so does their sense of adventure. The weaning phase will not only see them try new tastes and textures; it will introduce them to the world of fun with food!  With thanks to Organix Babies discover all things new through sensory experience using the five senses; touch, sight, sounds, smells…

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Toddler recipe ideas

Tasty toddler recipe ideas to make with your toddler With thanks to Olivia Cheng, Yumble Kids   Spending a lot of time with a toddler can be…well, exhausting. It’s definitely easier when they are occupied and even better if they are learning while they’re playing. Having your toddler help you cook simple meals is a…

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Protecting Precious Palates with Organix

Babies developing palates in the early months of weaning are precious; what we feed them has a huge impact on the rest of their lives. Setting good foundations from the start will help set little ones on a path to having a healthy relationship with food later on in life. With thanks to Organix  …

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Weaning with Organix

At around six months your baby will start to need solid food alongside their milk. Known as complimentary feeding, or weaning, this is the start of a lifelong relationship with food for them to explore with you by their side! With thanks to Organix   The first 1,000 days are so important to the development…

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Starting your weaning journey

Knowing when to start your baby’s weaning journey can be confusing for parents, especially with your first baby. With thanks to Laura Erskine, Parenting Expert with BabyDoc Club UK   There is a lot of conflicting information around when to begin your baby’s weaning journey but, in our view, it is important to give your baby…

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Top Tips for a Successful Weaning Journey

Starting the weaning journey can be an anxious time for new mums. When to start, what to feed…here are top tips to help you. With thanks to Laura Erskine, Parenting Expert with BabyDoc Club UK   The general recommendation is to start your baby’s weaning journey somewhere between 20 weeks and 6 months. If your…

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Baby Weaning Myths – Busted!

Baby Weaning Myths – Busted! With thanks to Laura Erskine, Parenting Expert with BabyDoc Club UK   Health experts have evolved their best practice weaning advice when it comes to how soon and what foods a parent should give to their growing baby. Here are some weaning myths – busted! Drinking water  Contrary to popular…

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Toddler recipe ideas

Tasty toddler recipe ideas to make with your toddler With thanks to Olivia Cheng, Yumble Kids   Spending a lot of time with a toddler can be…well, exhausting. It’s definitely easier when they are occupied and even better if they are learning while they’re playing. Having your toddler help you cook simple meals is a…

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Feeding Challenges During Weaning

We all face feeding challenges with our babies at times, read on for expert advice on how to handle them With thanks to Lucy Upton, Specialist Paediatric Dietitian & Nutritionist   You’re ready to start your baby on solid foods. You’re excited, and not expecting feeding challenges. But introducing solids and getting into a new…

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How to Deal with Messy Weaning

Does Weaning have to be so Messy? With thanks to Tidy Tot   The brand claiming to be the salvation to messy weaning, Tidy Tot, with their ingenious bib solutions, tells us why weaning should be messy and how we can embrace it and yet still keep our sanity!   When weaning starts around six…

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Baby Weaning Milestones

Baby Weaning Milestones With thanks to doddl    The weaning process is looming, you have that excited but anxious feeling, and the huge quantity of information out there is overwhelming. Panic not! Here’s a few simple ‘milestones’ for you, alongside a warm fuzzy reminder that all babies are different and establishing a positive relationship between…

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What to do if your baby is choking

Do you know how to help if your baby is choking?   With thanks to Emma Hammett, First Aid for Life   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 most recent survey, is the anxiety that your baby is…

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How to start weaning

Getting started…how do I to start weaning?   With thanks to Sarah Almond-Bushell, MPhil, BSc (Hons) RD, MBDA, Registered Dietitian & Children’s Nutritionist   I wanted to write this blog as it’s all very well knowing you are ready to start weaning and having the right bowl, spoons, highchair and bibs but when it comes…

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When to start weaning

When is the best time to start weaning?   With thanks to Sarah Almond-Bushell, MPhil, BSc (Hons) RD, MBDA, Registered Dietitian & Children’s Nutritionist   I’m sure you will have heard 6 months but actually that’s only half the story.  Because each and every baby is different, they all develop at their own rate and…

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Preparation and Storage of Baby Food

Safe preparation and storage of baby food when weaning your baby   With thanks to Siobhan Berry, founder of Mummy Cooks   A very important step in learning how to wean your baby is to understand how to safely prepare your baby’s food. This is a question I get asked a lot during my weaning…

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Nappy Rash and Weaning

Nappy Rash During Weaning   With thanks to Heather Morris, a Midwife and Resident Healthcare Professional at leading nappy cream brand Metanium   It is widely acknowledged that babies are more susceptible to nappy rash when they start weaning. As weaning usually begins at around six months and they will start sucking smooth semi solids…

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Weaning and allergies

Introducing common allergens during weaning With thanks to Lucy Upton, Specialist Paediatric Dietitian & Nutritionist   Whilst introducing solids can feel like a daunting prospect alone, some of the steps within this journey will often raise anxiety levels further, even in the most confident of parents.  One such area is the introduction of allergenic foods…

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The Nuby team talk about their weaning experiences

My Weaning Journey With thanks to the team from Nuby   Weaning is challenging! There is a plethora of information out there and every weaning experience is different – no one size fits all for getting your baby started on solids. We live in a world where highly processed foods, additives and artificial flavourings are…

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Weaning my baby

What I wish I had known before weaning my baby With thanks to Leanne Thompson, Leanne Helena Nutrition   Before I started weaning my baby, I was so excited to get started but once I did, I quickly found the process quite daunting. My excitement began to diminish as food started getting rejected and most…

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Learning with Food – Weaning as Learning

Weaning as learning – why food before one is NOT just for fun With thanks to The Feeding Trust (With input from; Speech and Language Therapy, Dietetics, Occupational Therapy and Psychology) It can be easy to fall into the trap of thinking that eating is easy – especially as adults who, on the whole, are…

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Foods to Help Your Child Sleep

Foods to Help Your Child Sleep   With thanks to Rhian Mills, Infant Sleep Coach and founder of Rested Mama   Did you know that what we eat can impact how we sleep? Here are some foods to consider to help your baby or child sleep. Melatonin is a hormone which helps regulate our sleep/wake…

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