Making New Foods Fun by Annabel Karmel 

Making New Foods Fun by Annabel Karmel 

Between the ages of 2 and 7 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!

The 8 senses involved in weaning - Sensory Weaning

The 8 senses involved in weaning - Sensory Weaning

The most complex sensory task that your baby has to do in his first year of life is learn how to eat.

There are eight (not five) different senses that coordinate with each other when your baby eats and form connections in his or her brain.  Read on to learn what they are and what you can do at home to help develop your baby’s brain.

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!

Baby led weaning breakfast ideas - getting nutrition right

Baby led weaning breakfast ideas - getting nutrition right

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. (Hopefully) your baby will have slept through the night and gone a good 12 hours without food and so needs refuelling. Read on to learn how to make a nutritious weaning breakfast including the important baby nutrients to consider. There are 35 breakfast ideas & recipes for inspiration too!

Shop bought baby jars, pouches, puree's, puffs and rice cakes

Shop bought baby jars, pouches, puree's, puffs and rice cakes

I’ve written this blog to give you the facts about shop-bought baby jars, pouches, puree's, puffs and rice cakes so you can make an informed choice about what to buy for your baby. I’ll talk you through nutrition, texture, cost and how they impact on your baby’s development….there’s lots to consider….read on!