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How can I make baby led weaning choking foods safer?

18th May 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

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According to a recent survey of all of my social media followers, gagging and choking is the number 1 weaning worry. I get it, it was my biggest worry too when I weaned my children.Each day around 40 under-5s are rushed to hospital after choking on something or swallowing something dangerous.I’ve teamed up with Daisy

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What are the best baby bottles when breastfeeding?

11th May 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

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This is a guest post by Registered Dietitian, Gabriella Goodchild.However you choose to feed your baby, you may decide to introduce a bottle at some point. With so many brands and baby bottles to choose from, how do you know which bottle to choose? And what are the best baby bottles when breastfeeding?Why introduce a bottle

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We’re ready to start weaning at 4 months or 5 months. Is that ok?

30th March 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

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I’m sure you will have heard that weaning should start at 6 months, however the average age in the UK for babies starting solid food is 5 months and 1 week.In fact you might be a mummy who thinks their little one is ready to start a little sooner.  Or if you’ve started weaning already, you

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Baby & toddler lunch ideas – 20 different sandwiches

16th March 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

Tips & advice, baby, toddler
Sandwiches are quick and easy meals for baby and toddler lunches and make a fabulous baby led weaning lunch. They are also an ideal way to pack in nutrition as most little ones will happily munch on bread. I’m often asked if bread is OK as bread itself is a source of salt. Bread does

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Baby Porridge & Overnight Oats – 20 different ideas

2nd March 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

Recipes, School-aged children, baby, toddler
Oat based breakfasts make an amazing start to the day. My first baby was ravenous the minute he woke up so I used to make him overnight oats that were ready and waiting in the fridge the moment we got downstairs. My second child, however, loved a warming bowl of porridge to start her day. Whichever

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Raising your family on a plant based diet By leading children’s cookery author Annabel Karmel

17th February 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

Recipes, baby, toddler
Whether you’ve chosen to remove certain foods from your baby’s diet on health, religious, environmental, or ethical grounds or their diet has to be restricted for other reasons such as allergies, it’s important to ensure that your baby gets all the essential vitamins and minerals they need. It is possible to raise your baby on

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The best first foods for baby led weaning

6th January 2020 / Sarah Almond Bushell

Tips & advice, baby
So you know you want to have a go at baby led weaning, but do you know how to start? Which foods should you try your baby with? Which ones are safe? Which ones are nutritious superfoods? Which ones should you avoid? What sort of shape should you make them, and how do you stop them becoming so slippery

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Can I give my baby Christmas dinner?

16th December 2019 / Sarah Almond Bushell

Tips & advice, baby
Yes, you can…and in fact you should! There are so many seasonal foods at this time of year that are perfect for babies even those at the start of their weaning journey, so there is no reason why your baby can’t join you at the festival table.Christmas dinner is one meal that is almost always

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Weaning Premature Babies

2nd December 2019 / Sarah Almond Bushell

Nutritional advice, baby
One of my NCT friends had her baby early and really struggled when it came to weaning. There is a lot of weaning guidance available for babies born on or around their due date (from week 37 of pregnancy onwards is considered term). However, not a lot for the 10% of all babies who decided to

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Can my baby have soya formula?

18th November 2019 / Sarah Almond Bushell

Nutritional advice, baby
There is quite a lot of controversy around soya infant formula and at the moment it’s not recommended for babies under 6 months of age. Recently the British Dietetic Association updated their guidance on the use of soya infant formula as new research has come to light.Why has lots of research into soya based formula

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