My twins are back on the avocado. My research finds that this fruit compared to other popular fruits is 1) lowest amount of sugar 2) a 1oz serving is higher in developmental nutrients 3) low weight making them efficient at delivering nutrition in an infant portion size for a single feeding session ((more bang for your buck)). We swap photos of our meals, is babyfood meals a thing? Why not! Share yours mama!
Well tonight’s dinner was completely thrown together in an attempt to use up all our fridge left overs before going off on holiday - but it was surprisingly REALLY good! And Elsie (thank the lord!) actually enjoyed and ate it - she’s not eating much lately. I can’t quite call it a recipe but I’ll add what I did below... 👇
Prepping food in front of your little one is an important part of learning where food comes from! With Alex, I make sure he is entertained (a wooden spoon usually does the trick!) and sit him at the table so his chair faces me, prepping his meal. As a chef, I can’t help but talk him through what I’m doing, even if it’s only cutting a courgette for finger food (who says I want to be a TV Chef 👨🍳), he sees that I take a courgette and cut it into fingers then either steam or roast (with or without spices) finally, cool before serving. This way he’s started to learn that when he sees an ingredient this = food...which is yummy!! 🙌
How to raise a self-feeder who loves to eat? 🥑🥦👶🏼 Make sure to introduce new #fingerfoods with different textures. Loving these ideas from JennaHelwig’s @jennahelwig new book @realbabyfood #repost ・・・
👶🥕Many of the moms & kiddos I see are afraid of trying new foods with different textures-DON’T BE! This is so important for your baby’s oral-motor development. Just know which textures and foods are appropriate. Whether you are doing a #BLW approach, mixed or just purées- all are great! Larger pieces will be best for younger babies and #BLW . By 8-9months infants develop the pincer grasp which will allow them to pick up small pieces of food-like these! 👉🏼 ❗️Make sure all food is soft and can be easy to mash-blueberries, sweet potatoes, etc. Avoid hard fruits & veggies as they pose a big chocking hazard.
Get inspired with new food! Find out more recipes and ideas in her cookbook Baby-Led Feeding 🥑🥦
Si quieres criar a niños aventureros con la comida, entonces no pueden faltar las comidas “de dedo” con diferentes texturas. 🥑🥦🍓
Me encanto esta foto de Jenna Helwig de su nuevo libro @realbabyfood donde nos inspira a ser aventureros y ofrecer diferentes comidas a nuestos bebes.
Como #nutricionistainfantil y #mama#latina veo que muchas mamás quieren retrasar la introducción a sólidos por miedo a la que se ahoguen. Lo que resulta en niños de 1-2 años que siguen en PUREES! 😱
La meta es que para el año tu bebe ya esté comiendo la misma comida de mesa que tú. Si sigues el método #BLW o #mixto y tienes un bebé más pequeño entonces ofrece estos alimentos pero de forma más grande o palito. Ya para los 8-9 meses desarrollan la prensión tipo pinza que les permite agarrar trozos de comida pequeña con su dedos-como la de la foto. ❗️Asegúrate que toda la comida sea suave y fácil de machacar. Evita frutas, vegetales o alimentos duros ya que poseen riesgo de asfixia.
Inspírate con tu bebe y ofrece diferentes #texturas y alimentos desde pequeño!! 🥑🍑🥦👶🏼
Van had his appointment yesterday, and we got the go ahead for cereal! I was so excited to try it yesterday, but we were out and about last night so we waited until this morning. For his first time, he did great!!
Weaning Day 24 - For Breakfast yesterday TJ had KoKo coconut yoghurt 🥥 mixed with Pear & Mango Purée. He really loves this yoghurt even on its own with no purée, definitely his favourite 💙 It has live yoghurt cultures in it which is extremely good for the gut! (Not recommended for babies under 6 months) TJ has always had troubles with trapped wind which can keep us up for hours at bedtime! 😴 But I have noticed after eating this yoghurt this week his tummy is much more settled which is a bonus for both of us!! 👏🏽🥥🥣 for Dinner we went to TJ’s Grandmas so I just took a frozen cube of Parsnip,butternut squash & carrot to warm up (Forgot to take a pic) #kokococonutyogurt#coconut#traditionalweaning#firstfoods#babypurees#babybreakfast#weaning#babyfood#babyyoghurt
Our founder Alix rocking out with @littleproducts at the Canberra Kids Market 🤟There's nothing Alix likes better than getting out and about meeting all the good people / sharing all the rad benefits of using our Mashblox feeding tool
Working with amazing women and business savy mummas⠀
One thing i love about the insta world is the fact that i can work with or even get advise of other amazing business women who run and create beautiful products for their businesses.⠀
It really is a different world now days were we meet and connect with different people that once apon a time we may not have.⠀
A quick shout out to this lovely mummas who are in this lovely picture and working their tooshies off in the back ground to bring us all these products.⠀
dolls dress @tailoringformisspolly⠀
This porridge is just right 🐻
We are up and out early today so quick breakfast it was! I used 4 tbsp of jumbo oats, approx 60ml of unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 mashed 🍌 and a tbsp of nut butter! To finish I sprinkled with some chia seeds and blueberries and for me a squeeze of honey! Babies under 1 can’t have honey yet due to a bacteria in it called Clostridium botulinum 🍯
We introduced the egg yolk last month (just scrambled in some olive oil) and offered the whole egg in the form of an omelette a few a days ago. In my experience, Baby N didn’t seem to like having the egg by itself, but was happy to eat it if it was mixed with rice or uggu (cereal). As before, we haven’t added any salt to her food (I’ve realised that it makes the egg taste more eggy - maybe that’s why she needed something else to mask the overpowering taste?)!
🍎 At the First Tastes Workshop yesterday,this group of lovely parents (and grandparent) learned there are three clear signs that your baby is ready for some solid food at around 6 months old if:
1) They can sit in a high chair and hold their head steady.
2) They are able to co-ordinate their hands, eyes and mouth so they can look at food, grab it and put it in their mouth by themselves.
3)Your baby is able to swallow food. (If they're not ready to swallow food, they'll push it back out of their mouth). 🍎They also discovered that there's no current evidence to support the idea that babies will 'sleep through' if you start them on solid food early! 🍎 If, like the parents who attended this workshop, you'd like to know more about introducing solid food or feel more confident about what to do, then please look out for upcoming dates for my next First Tastes Workshop.x. #firstfoods#complementaryfeeding#startingsolids#parenting#babyfood#newparents#messybaby
Ooh is that autumn creeping up on us? Have you seen the first few leaves change colours? Pack a mango squeeze pouch for the last sunny days at the playground before the season of gorgeous autumn walks!
Did you know that September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month? Introducing your wee one to their first foods can be exciting! But some cultures bypass the simple sugar + carbs of baby cereal and instead opt for broths. Many specialist agree that waiting until baby can pick up food and self feed is preferred to spoon feeding. What does your Dr. say? What did your babe have for their first food? I am sure that Dr. Whitney of @modernmommydoc and the ladies of @alavitanutrition have an opinion on this!⠀
#birthrecovery#mamalates#firstfoods#pincergrasp#postpartumfitness#infantdevelopment @bigcitymoms @pdxmomsblog @nwkidsmagazine @babycenter #babylistbabes#hikeitbaby#teammotherly#pilatesmama @ilslearning
It’s Wutsup Wednesday!
Muffins are wutsup!
Quinoa Pumpkin Mini Muffins
One 0.5 oz packet of @WutsupBabyfood Original Quinoa Cereal
¾ cup unbleached cake flour
1 cup of steamed and mashed pumpkin
3 tbsp cane sugar or brown sugar (optional)
1 pinch of sea salt
¼ cup of coconut oil or vegetable oil
½ cup of milk or non-dairy milk
½ tbsp baking powder
Almond slices for topping or any favorite chopped nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350° F for 10 mins. Paper-line or grease 10 mini muffin cups.
COMBINE one 0.5 oz packet of @WutsupBabyfood original quinoa cereal, unbleached cake flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
COMBINE pumpkin, oil and milk in large mixer bowl.
Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture; stir just until moistened.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling 3/4 full.
Sprinkle with the almond slices.
Bake for 18-20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean.
Cool in pans or wire racks for 15 minutes.
Wow! What an awesome week we’ve had here at grabease HQ!🙌🏻👏🏻
Our winner for our giveaway was announced this afternoon, and what a lucky Mumma she was!
We had over 1000 entries! 😱
To say a huge thank you to everyone who entered and so you don’t feel like you’ve missed out, we will be offering a special code for the next 24 hours! 💃🏼
Use the code BIRTHDAY at check out for 10% off .... simple as that!
Anyone else a Secret Batchelor Fan?
I don’t watch much tv but I do love Batch haha ⠀
I just have to laugh at what my grandma would say if she was here to the extent people go to these days to find “love” or become famous haha⠀
No more courting, flowers and talking on the phone with the cord meters long to hide up the hall so mum and dad don’t hear haha 🤣 who remembers doing this?
Well that was a success! Missy loved every spoonful of her baby rice and even tried feeding herself! First sips of water too but she didn’t seem to keen on this cup so will attempt the other cup tmrw. I kept ooooing and ahhhing about which high chair to get 🙄 so still waiting on its delivery too ( so unorganised) ... so it’s the mamas and papas seat for now #weaning#weaningbaby#firstfoods#milestone#26weeksold I think she’s a #foddie#itgotmessy her face n pose in the last pic 🤣 ‘First solids... Done!’ Like a Boss! 🤣no 🎀coz when it comes to food she’s serious 🤣😊
I love serving our meals ‘family style’ from the middle of the table but I don’t do it nearly as often as I’d like! Mostly due to hangry kids or preferring to have my own food somewhat warm rather than cold by the time I get it all organised. Tonight I managed and it was a great family meal for the four of us! Just crumbed chicken schnitzel with a mushroom sauce (made in my thermomix - so good!) and veggies. Sometimes it’s the simplest meal ideas that work best, good old meat and veg!
Getting them greens in 🥦
Last nights dinner was simple, delicious and healthy! Basically I browned some boneless chicken thighs with onion, garlic, carrots and parsley. Added some salt free chicken stock (I used @saykallo) & new potatoes, then put the lid on and let simmer for 45 min adding a handful of spinach just before serving! Mae loved it! I would of liked hers a little more textured but I forgot to turn the Nutri bullet off 😳 she fits right in with the insta #greensmoothie gang now though at least 🥗
Ready to start this weaning journey with Missy. Still waiting on our #beabababycook (arriving today) so Missy’s first taste of food will be baby rice today 🤭😁let’s see how she likes it I’m excited 🤗 let’s hope she’s a #foodielikehermama ! And yep! Got all the weaning gear I’m sure there’s more I’ll end up adding to this pile (additional storage pots are already on the way and as I type this I’ve thought of something else we need....) 🤦🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️ 👶🏻 🍌🍏🍐🥑🥦🍠🥕#homemade#babyweaning#firstfoods#milestone
Every Babycook comes with its own matching spatula. Great for smoothing down when mixing and also the perfect size to lift out the steamer basket when cooking 🙌
Jade Green 🌿
Aquamarine Blue 🦋
Vanilla Cream 🌾
Grey & Neon/White 🐨
Brown rice is highly nutritious, rich in B vitamins, iron, fibre and essential fatty acids. ☑️
Its benefits far exceed those of white rice, which is basically just brown rice with most of its goodness removed! •
The flavour of brown rice is quite different to white, and it can be hard as an adult to make the switch if you’re accustomed to enjoying only white rice with your meals. So it’s a good idea to introduce brown rice to your baby at an early stage, and encourage his palate to accept its delicious, nutty flavour before a preference for white rice creeps in!
Brown rice takes a little longer than white rice to boil – but another way we like to cook it is by baking it. This seems to give it a fluffier texture than boiled rice – it’s also very easy to do!
To bake brown rice for your baby you need…
1 cup brown rice 1 1/2 cups water 1 stick celery (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 deg F/180 deg C.
Pour the rice into a frying pan/skillet over a medium heat. Stir constantly for a few minutes, until the grains turn a golden colour. This step is optional, but makes the rice extra tasty – try it and see! Meanwhile, chop the celery and saute until tender. This step is also optional – but including sauted celery in this dish flavours the rice throughout and may make it more tempting for your baby. Put the rice, water and sauted celery into an oven-proof dish with a lid. Cover and place in the oven. Bake for 45 mins, or until the rice has absorbed all of the water. Cool to a safe temperature and serve! 🍽
TIP! It’s a good idea to store uncooked brown rice in the refrigerator.
Brown rice has an oily ‘germ’ (a nutritious part of the grain that’s removed during the production of white rice). It’s possible that the germ can become rancid if the rice is not kept cool enough.
New recipe on my blog, which is for these brilliant little oatcakes that I’ve recently been making for Raffy!
🇮🇹 I took these little beauties to Italy as snacks for Raffy and although he got a little fed up of them after a while, they did us for a good week and a bit....
🍚After writing a blog on salt, and doing a lot of posts recently on snacking I decided it was time to make some snacks for Raffy of my own!
👶🏼 I always need snacks to be portable, healthy and something that Raffy will eat - and it’s quite hard to find things on the go that meet all of that and are equally satisfying.
🍪I was using shop bought oatcakes for a while, which are absolutely fine to offer, but I wanted to have something to offer with no added salt at all.
🥠That’s where these oatcakes came from....
✅ They are pretty healthy, contain no added sugar or salt, great for taking out and about (and they keep Raffy satisfied for a while too) and he absolutely loves them. In fact, so much so, that he won’t really eat the old style oatcakes now anyway 🤣
✅This recipe is also super easy to make in a matter of minutes and with just a few ingredients.
😋Let me know if you try it for your little one?
📍Check link in bio for the recipe.
Is it ok to be in love with a table⁉️Today we’re saying goodbye to the greatest piece of furniture our family has ever known: the quadruplet feeding table 👋😥 Gus & Hannah need a seat as they’re starting solid foods next week and the quads have been way too big for the baby bucket seats for awhile now. We’ve made so many wonderful memories around this table for the past 2 years, but I’m happy knowing it will get a good home with @zero2quads babies very soon. 😉 Charlie & I are working on a new family feeding setup where everyone can have a seat at the table in our small kitchenette space soon 🙌 ...but in the meantime, here are a few of my favorite pics with this table that has fed my family hundreds of meals, been in innumerable #babyledweaning photo shoots & video trainings and was even lugged to it’s fair share of nutrition TV segment sets too. 😬 Not gonna miss cleaning this baby up 3+ times per day, but I might cry a little when we move it out tomorrow. #getalife#iknow#butilovefeedingkids 🤷♀️🍽
We’ve been slowly tasting the rainbow and tonight we found a winner! He was also pleased as punch to be holding it all on his own. Can somebody tell me why he looks so big in this photo?! I swear when I hold him in my arms he still looks tiny😭💙
Today my baby Flo started on solids! Her main source of nutrition is still breastfeeding on demand, however she is now sitting and ready for food!
I don’t particularly like to label our style of eating or way of feeding her. I will do a combination of baby led weaning, but will occasionally do some mashed/spoon fed food. Purely because I’d love to get certain nutrients into her which she wouldn’t be able to feed herself (ie bone broth) but I also want her to have fun, explore food and tastes and strengthen her gag reflex (more on that to come). These will be the first foods we start with. First foods should be a focus on the foods natural state - so I will be keeping things very simple initially. I follow the ‘3 day rule’ where I introduce a new food and give it to her for 3 days straight (without introducing anything else new) to see how her body reacts.
On the menu for the week is
Organic avocado 🥑 (cut into slices)
Organic Sweet potato (cut into long sticks and baked with no oil)
Organic egg yolk (more on this to come)
Organic pears (steamed to remove pectins which are harmful)
Organic liver (more on this to come!)
Organic bone broth
All ingredients sourced from @newcastlecityfarmersmarket