Gagging and the Tongue Thrust Reflex – Weaning Difficulties

Oral reflexes Infants are born with a number of oral reflexes that facilitate safe and effective feeding from birth. As your baby grows these reflexes either integrate to become movements that your baby controls more actively. Or they disappear, as they are no longer required. The gagging and swallowing reflexes…

What Can I Feed My Baby And When?

One of the things I get asked a lot when posting foods and recipes on Instagram, is “ What Can I Feed My Baby And When?”. Lots of parents are confused about WHAT they can feed their babies and also WHEN they can offer certain foods to their baby, even…

Nutrients in Focus: Zinc

Zinc

I often get questions about specific nutrients and where we can get them from in food for ourselves and for our little ones. So I wanted to put together a short blog to help break it down. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at zinc. What it is,…

Night Feeding

night feeding

Night feeding is a hugely controversial topic. It is a multifaceted matter and is integrated with sleep and development. It is also a subject which is influenced by culture and societal expectations of ‘normal’ baby behaviour. In this blog I am going to discuss why babies feed at night, age-appropriate…

Preparing First Tastes Purees

Preparing First Tastes Purees

Beginning the weaning journey is such an exciting yet nerve-racking time! Once you’ve finally decided which highchair, bowls and cutlery to use and the approach you are going to follow, then comes the fun part……. Preparing first foods for baby! It’s important to remember that babies and young children don’t…

Dairy Free Yoghurt for Children

Earlier this week I wrote all about yoghurts for children, which didn’t include comparisons of plant-based options as I wanted to write about this in a bit more detail. In this blog I’ll go through some of the most common options on the market and compare when they might be…

What Yogurt is Best for my Baby or Toddler?

What Yoghurt is Best for my Baby or Toddler?

I’ve written before about milk for children (see my blogs on milk recommendations and milk after 1), but when I recently shared an Instagram post about yogurts, I received tonnes of messages asking about which ones were best to offer to young children. With the help of Charlotte Radcliffe and…

Handling Leftovers During Weaning

Food Safety When Weaning - Handling Leftovers During Weaning

Written by Jenna Brown @Foodsafetymum In a world where a third of all food produced globally goes to waste, it may (or may not!) come as a surprise to hear that the average UK household wastes the equivalent of EIGHT MEALS a week![1] Whilst I’m positive that not all of…

Weaning Week Awards Finalist

Very excited that I’ve been voted for 2 AWARDS for Weaning Week 2020! I’ve been working in this field for so long and the last couple of years have been blogging, working on social media and designing my new webinars. All to make sure I’m supporting parents on feeding their…

Weaning: What to Expect During Weaning – Blog for Jojo Maman Bebe

I recently wrote a blog for JoJo Maman Bebe for National Weaning Week and as it’s such an important topic, I thought I would share some of the info from it on here too. When Jo Jo’s approached me to write for them, they asked for something a little different….