Why 'Food Before One is just for Fun' is not true!

Why 'Food Before One is just for Fun' is not true!

Have you heard this phrase? Food can be fun and it really should be too, but it's so much more than that. Food is needed for nutrition, for sensory development, for social interactions and ultimately it's needed so your baby can learn how to coordinate her whole body so that she learns how to eat.

Making Foods Fun by Annabel Karmel 

Making Foods Fun by Annabel Karmel 

Toddlers and young children make their eating decisions based on what the food looks like which means that food must be visually appealing, it needs to look nice in order for it to be desirable.
At this stage children are also ‘magical thinkers’. This means that food really does need to be fun. They use their imagination a lot, and so if you make a food a particular shape and call it something that they can relate to they will picture it that way in their minds.

I asked my colleague Annabel Karmel to write some recipes for us to inspire us mummy’s on how to make food fun!

A dairy Free Weaning Diet

A dairy Free Weaning Diet

This is a link to my guest blog for Annabel Karmel on a dairy free weaning diet for babies with cows milk protein allergy.

Cows milk protein allergy is one of the most common allergies in babies. If your baby has been diagnosed with this or if it has been suspected you will need to follow a dairy free weaning diet under the supervision of a dietitian.

Baby led weaning snacks and 25 nutritious ideas

Baby led weaning snacks and 25 nutritious ideas

You may be getting to a stage when you think your baby is ready for snacks in between their meals. Read this first to find out if he/she truly is ready. I’ll teach you how to craft a nutritious snack and you’ll also get a list of my top 25 favourite baby led weaning snacks with links to the recipes to make them!