Category Archives: Baby world
Yes, it is that time already.
Baby is bored with just drinking milk, so the time has some to start weaning.
This is both an exciting time whilst being at the same time scary…
Will he like it?
Will he eat it?
What to try first?
100s of questions and a bag of mixed answers… should we just play “eeny, meeny, miny, moe…” to pick the correct one?
It was time to look for some help.
Cow & Gate offers an online Five Step Weaning Plan with lots of useful information and tons of great tips. The program (as per its name) is split into five steps:
- First spoonfuls
- Introducing breakfast
- Introducing Variety
- Meat, Fish & alternatives
- Establishing 3 meals a day
Each step has a clear description and a lot of tips to make this step of the journey as easy and as pleasant as possible for both the baby and the parent. My favourite part of the website is the recipe collections perfect for each step. As we are on step one, we have 10 quick and easy purees to pick from.
We’ve made some Carrot Puree using the quick and easy instructions on the Cow & Gate website:
1 medium carrot
Your baby’s usual milk or cooled, boiled water
Peel carrot, and cut into slices ½ cm thick.
Steam them for 8−10 min until soft.
Cool slightly, then add 2 tbsp of the water or milk.
Blend with a food processor or hand blender until runny and smooth. Add more liquid if you need.
It is important to experiment in the beginning. Let your baby pick the flavours he or she likes; let them discover at their own pace what real food tastes like.
For us it wasn’t very hard. Leo was eager to try something new. He opens his mouth and waits for more yummy “mash” to arrive. I think he is enjoying this time, despite making really
funny unhappy faces at times.
Do you have any weaning tips for us?
Something you do or did in the past which made the whole process easier?
* We received a small goodie bag from Cow & Gate containing feeding spoons, sipping cup and a food selection to help us start the weaning process.
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Nappy – Little Swimmers by Huggies
A few months ago Huggies provided us with a pack of Little Swimmers and a lovely hygiene mat to go with it. It took us ages but last week we finally reached the swimming pool!
Baby loved it!
Just look at him; looking around and being so eager to have a splash himself.
According to The Telegraph 40% of children in Britain cannot swim! Apparently 25% of us think that it is the schools’ responsibility to teach children how to swim.
Personally I don’t agree with this. I think schools already have way too much on their plate and we shouldn’t be adding a life skill like swimming into it.
If you want to know more about baby swimming and its benefits please visit Huggies Little Swimmers there you will be able to find all the necessary information you could ever want. They even have a tip section on what to pack into a swimming bag whilst swimming with baby.
Can you swim?
Did your parents teach you or did your school provide some lessons?
Did you know that every minute of every day, approximately 50 babies are born into poverty and will experience conditions lacking basic essentials including hygienically clean blankets?
Baby blankets symbolise a very special time in both a mother and child’s life, holding many precious memories of the early days of life. However, many babies across the world will never get the chance to experience even the simple comfort that a warm, hygienically clean blanket brings.
Laboratory tests commissioned by Dettol – on washed blankets donated by volunteer mums – show that baby ‘blankies’ carry a variety of bacteria even after a 40°C wash with a third of the washed blankets harbouring coliforms – a group of bacteria linked to faeces. Dettol is hoping to raise awareness of this research as well as donate much needed funds to support children’s health.
Dettol and Rachel Stevens (a celebrity mum of two and new ambassador of Dettol Anti-bacterial Laundry Cleanser) are encouraging mums across the UK to “keep the memories, not the bacteria” by donating a blanket via Freepost and sharing their special recollections and photographs of their babies’ blanket on social media. Once collected, the baby blankets will be hygienically washed with Dettol Anti-bacterial Laundry Cleanser before being re-distributed by Dettol to families in need.
Dettol Anti-bacterial Laundry Cleanser has also pledged to donate £1 for every blanket collected to children’s medical research charity, Sparks. Sparks want to raise much needed funds for UK families with children who are affected by serious illness or disability.
Keep the memories, not the bacteria and help to raise money for children’s health charity Sparks.
Donate a blanket today by sending it to:
Dettol Baby Blanket Donation
Balcombe Place Stables
Blanket donations will be collected until the end of December.
If you want to know more please visit http://www.dettol.co.uk/csr/donate/
* Information source:
#sharethememories official press release