Erin is going on a school trip to the zoo in a couple of weeks and she needs to take a packed lunch with her. She takes packed lunches all throughout the holidays anyway but normally we are able to put them in the fridge at school to keep everything at the right temperature. With the weather being so nice at the minute, and it being so warm, nursery have advised us to be a bit more careful with what we pack for the trip as it can’t be refrigerated. We normally use a Yumbox Classic, which Erin loves but
Erin goes to nursery at a private school and last week the main school broke up for the summer holidays. Usually, Erin will have a school lunch on the 3 days she is there a week and this means she gets to eat a hot meal with the rest of the children in the whole school. The nursery stays open for 51 weeks of the year but during school holidays children are required to take packed lunches. This means that Erin now has 9 weeks of packed lunches and I’ll be the first to admit that I hate doing them!
We had such a positive experience with weaning and I was so happy when Erin seemed genuinely happy to try new foods and she really seemed to enjoy eating. In fact, the stronger the flavour the better. However, it seemed like as soon as Erin turned 1 she became a fussy eater. Erin just didn’t want to know any more and we were forced to deal with a very limited menu. No matter how much we tried to get Erin to eat new things or to at least try new foods she refused. Sweetcorn was the most offensive thing to
As I had a pretty rough time after Erin’s birth we had to make the choice to bottle feed her quite early on. It wasn’t something I had wanted to do initially but you do what you have to do and it was really the best choice for Erin in the end. Erin has always loved her bottles and up until recently, would still have a full bottle of milk before naps and bedtime. However, with her turning two recently I decided it was time to say goodbye to bottles. To be completely honest this was only going to be
Erin is a massive Paw Patrol fan so when we got asked to review a range of drinks from Appy Kids Co, I couldn’t resist. If you haven’t heard of Appy Kids Co before, they’re on a mission to offer both healthy and affordable drinks for children and they’re using well-known characters to help do that. Not only did we receive 2 boxes of the Paw Patrol 200ml Pouch Orange Juice Drink and 2 boxes of the Paw Patrol 200ml Pouch Apple Juice Drink but also the Dora and Friends Mixed Berries Juice Drink and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Multifruit Drink. Drinks with
Just recently Erin has been an absolute nightmare with food. She has been going through a horrible phase where she just would not eat. If that wasn’t bad enough, we’ve also had the 18 month sleep regression too! Generally, apart from a few short phases before now, she’s always been a pretty good eater. I always thought it was teething that caused this kind of thing but apparently being a toddler causes it! The not eating thing had been going on for about 2 weeks and during a visit from my sister meant us changing how we do things at
Back in February when Erin was getting more adventurous with food and flavours we were lucky enough to try some of the For Aisha Stage 3 pouches and Erin loved them. I was so excited when I heard that For Aisha were doing tray meals for babies aged 10 months+ I got excited! I couldn’t wait for Erin to try them. The stage 3 tray meals come in 4 different flavours: Chicken & Sweet Potato Curry, Green Bean & Lamb Curry, Chicken, Quinoa & Vegetable Stew and Date & Apricot Tagine with Lamb. There is no other baby food brand
I absolutely love finding new food brands for Erin. We’re always on the look out for healthy snacks for her so when Googly Fruit got in touch to tell us about their range, I was excited! Sometimes I think it’s really hard to find snack for toddlers that aren’t full of bad sugar, aren’t fried or basically, aren’t bad for them. Now, don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with Erin having crisps or chocolate now and again but I like to make healthy choices where I can. Googly Fruit offers three different products; Crunchy Puffs, Real Fruit Made