Lentil Casserole.

This is a great recipe for gut health and to feed the microbiome. Lentil and Chickpea Casserole

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

By Cathy Monaghan MSc, H.Dip, RD. You are already overwhelmed with the thought of starting solids and then when you head to the supermarket or pharmacy you may feel completely bamboozled when you see the range of products. My first suggestion is to do My Weaning...

Bolognese for babies

Weaning.ie Baby Beef and Lentil Bolognese! By Cathy Monaghan MSc, H.Dip, RD.   Planning your weaning journey makes life easier in the long run. By using my Weaning Food Chart you can list all the foods that you like. Vegetable first weaning will help you work...

Is my baby ready for solids?

Congratulations on your baby! Just as you feel you got the hang of milk feeds now it is time to think about solids!It is better to judge each baby’s readiness for weaning individually. Not all babies are developmentally ready for solids at exactly the same age. I have...

Do you want your baby to eat what you eat?

Can my baby eat what I eat?In general the answer to this is yes – however there are certain things we need to keep in mind. The salt & sugar content of foods, their age and textures for example ( all covered in the Weaning Masterclass).   Do I need to...

Should I use only Wholegrains for my baby?

A common question I am asked is ‘Should I use only wholegrains for my baby?’The short answer is ‘No’.The long answer is…. A baby’s digestive system is much smaller than an adult. As adults we are trying to stay fuller for...

Is food before 1 just for fun?

Short Answer = No.Long Answer = 6 months is considered the furthest, safest point that a baby can grow and develop appropriately on milk alone. If food was not important until one year, then the recommendations from the WHO would be no solids before 1 year.The...

Is it time to ditch the baby recipes?

Have you ever had an older relative say ‘in my day there was no fussy eating, they just ate what we ate?’ This is something I often think about. I have met so many parents of fussy children that say ‘ I wouldn’t mind but I cooked everything...