The Flavour-Led Weaning Cookbook + Giveaway

When we started weaning with Erin I wanted to make sure she had a really varied diet. I am such a fussy eater myself and I will try anything to make sure Erin isn’t like this. However, the cookbooks we used were a bit boring to be honest. Purees were plain fruit and veg and there was nothing too exciting to try. I was so exited when I discovered The Flavour-Led Weaning Cookbook by Zainab Jagot Ahmed. The Flavour-led Weaning Cookbook offers over 100 first-tastes recipes your baby will love. It will be your best-friend in the kitchen from day 1,

Nuby SureGrip Miracle Mat & Section Plate

As a Nuby UK brand rep we love trying out different and new products. Sometimes we get one product in particular that we absolutely love. Just recently we’ve been trying something new with Erin at meal times and we’ve been using the Nuby SureGrip Miracle Mat. We have had a different suction mat in the past but it’s really big and takes up a lot of space. This one has a much better design because it’s compact and easy to take anywhere with you. The size of the Nuby SureGrip Miracle Mat is perfect as it means we can take

For Aisha Stage 3 Pouches

Since we started weaning with Erin at 4 months old she has loved food. So far we have only discovered one food that she will not eat and that is sprouts. Unlike me, Erin seems to love foods with stronger flavours. One of her absolute favourite meals is the For Aisha Jamaican Jerk Chicken. However, now that Erin is nearly 14 months old, she needs more food in a meal and something with a bit more too it. For Aisha now have a range of Stage 3 Pouches and Erin was lucky enough to try them out. Something that annoys

Tommee Tippee Essentials

Just before Christmas we were sent a fantastic selection of products by Tommee Tippee. January was a very busy month and it took us a little while to try some of these out. Here’s what we thought:   first cutlery set I was a bit apprehensive about letting Erin use this set. Even though she has been trying to feed herself with normal weaning spoons for quite a while she has never had a proper set of cutlery and these have a really different feel to them, and they’re heavier than she’s used to. However, she’s taken to them a

Erin’s homemade smash cake shoot

I have known for months that I wanted Erin to have a smash cake for her 1st birthday. This is the only year she’ll get to do this I think and I wanted her to do something really fun on her birthday. I know you can go and have professional smash cake photo shoots done but I wanted this to be something John and I did together at home. I am crap at baking so I didn’t even attempt to make a cake myself. My wonderful friend from work picked us up a chocolate smash cake from Asda. I can’t

Babease: Food for babies, not baby food!

When it comes to food for Erin, I’m always trying new things with her. While I do cook quite a lot at home, I also use a mix of jars and pouches that we buy in. One of the newest brands on the market is Babease. Babease are different from other brands because they pride themselves on their brand message: Food for babies, not baby food! This is what drew me to them in the first place. When you think of baby food, you think of orange mush. That’s definitely not what Babease do. Spaghetti Bolognaise or Cheesy Pasta are not flavours you’ll find

Our first family meal

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I regularly post photos of what Erin eats. I like to make new things for her to try and I love seeing her get a bit messy. However, last week we had our first family meal… kind of! Up until recently I have been cooking everything completely separate for Erin. Last week though I decided to make me and John and slow cooker beef stew. When it came to giving Erin her dinner on that day I varied from the normal plan. I gave her some of our stew as a bit of

Erin’s Hartley’s Lunchbox

Being 8 months old Erin doesn’t really ‘need’ a lunchbox. She doesn’t go to nursery or school yet. However, that doesn’t stop her from using one! Britmums and Hartley’s have challenged bloggers to share their healthy lunchbox ideas.  We were sent a promotional Hartley’s Lunchbox as part of the challenge. Erin and I go out and about most days and this means that I need to take enough food to last. Sometimes we can be out for a whole day and sometimes it can be for a couple of hours. The Hartley’s Lunchbox is big enough to fit in everything