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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.

A dairy free diet involves avoiding all forms of dairy foods such as milk, butter, cheese, cream, yoghurt, fromage frais, margarine, custards, ice cream and other foods made from milk. This also includes goat’s milk, sheep’s milk and even buffalo milk (think buffalo mozzarella) and any other milk products from animals.

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. However if your baby lead weaning it’s tempting to go for the sweet stuff…after all a lot of standard breakfast food is sweet, think cereals, toast with jam, fruit, yoghurt, pastries etc but there are more important nutrients to consider.

Here are

  • 10 BLW breakfast foods for starting weaning

  • 15 BLW breakfast ideas for when weaning is established and nutrition plays a bigger role and 

  • 10 BLW breakfasts for older babies who are eating well. 

There are links to recipes and there are even some tips on why some of the BLW food ideas you might see on the internet might not be great for you baby too!

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

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

This blog intends 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….read on!

Finger Foods for Early Weaning by Leading Children’s Cookery Author Annabel Karmel 

Finger Foods for Early Weaning by Leading Children’s Cookery Author Annabel Karmel 

Whether your baby lead weaning or following traditional weaning methods you will be offering your baby finger foods from around 6 months of age. But its often tricky to know which foods to choose, which are safe from choking and which are nutritious. Annabel Karmel shares her tips and three amazing recipes suitable from the start of weaning and beyond!