blogs about weaning in Ireland
Starting Solids Essentials – Spoons, Bowls, Bibs and Beakers!

Starting Solids Essentials – Spoons, Bowls, Bibs and Beakers!

When starting your baby on solids it is important to remember that they have no idea how to drink from a beaker. For this reason the simplest beaker is the easiest to use for baby. A simple beaker teaches baby that their tongue can stop water from pouring out the spout. This in turn helps develop the tongue muscles. Developing the tongue muscles then contributes to speech!

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Food Association & Homemade Rice Pudding Recipe.

Food Association & Homemade Rice Pudding Recipe.

It got me thinking about the food associations we all have.

What are yours? What foods evoke what memories? Mine would be a roast dinner on a Sunday, both my parents worked but Sunday afternoons we stayed home and did nothing. Fire on, a slow relaxed day at home. It symbolises rest and relaxation for me. A roast chicken dinner makes everything ok in my book.

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Bolognese for babies

Bolognese for babies

Nutritionally, what’s the scoop for your little one?

This lentil and beef bolognese provides your baby, toddler and kids with –

Protein for growth, Iron for healthy blood, Magnesium for protein synthesis and nerve and muscle function …

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Balancing Breastfeeds and Solid food for my Baby

Balancing Breastfeeds and Solid food for my Baby

How beneficial is human milk after 6 months to baby?

Will starting solids make my baby sleep better?

How do I know my baby is ready for weaning?

How do I schedule breastfeeding solids food?

How often should they poo?

What other fluids should me baby have? How much?

What first foods are best? How do you introduce solid foods?

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4 Christmas Tips

4 Christmas Tips

If your child is going through a fussy phase then let that be something we can work on in 2022.

You deserve to enjoy a little bit of downtime.

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Feeding at Christmas!

Feeding at Christmas!

Lower your expectations: It is one day. It is not the day to try and make any changes or achieve anything food wise. Go with it. Forcing your child to eat brussel sprouts is not going to achieve anything for you or them.

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The Intuitive Eating Quiz

The Intuitive Eating Quiz

This quiz will assess whether you are an Intuitive Eater, or perhaps where you might need some work. It is adapted from Tracy Tylka’s research on Tribole & Resch’s model of Intuitive Eating.

The quiz is marked out of 14. If you score close to 14 you may benefit from learning more about Intuitive Eating.

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Raising Intuitive Eaters.

Raising Intuitive Eaters.

As parents, we want our children to live a healthy, well-rounded lifestyle. Raising intuitive eaters can contribute to this.

When you are eating with your child, do you notice when your child decides when they have enough to eat? How do you react? Do you encourage your child to eat more?

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