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My Top 10 Recommendations On Kids Books About Food

25th October 2021 / Sarah Almond Bushell

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One of the best ways that you can help your children learn about food and nutrition is through books.And I love this way of teaching children because it’s a pressure-free way where children can hear important messages about healthy eating without there being any expectation for them to try new food or eat certain things.

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Why salt for babies is an important topic for new parents

12th October 2021 / Sarah Almond Bushell

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We are told to avoid salt in babies under 1 year of age as their kidneys can’t cope with it. However we all – including babies – need a little bit of salt to survive. What baby’s kidneys can’t cope with is too much salt.If you would like a PDF version of this blog delivered

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Top 10 Quick And Healthy Bedtime Snacks For Toddlers

11th October 2021 / Sarah Almond Bushell

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Healthy bedtime snacks can play a part in helping to fill your toddler up, provide important nutrition, as well as helping them settle down to a good night’s sleep. Whether your child needs a bedtime snack is unique to them and can vary from day to day, depending on their activity levels, their appetite and whether

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Jack o lantern pumpkin recipes – yes you can eat Halloween pumpkins!

22nd September 2021 / Sarah Almond Bushell

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This blog contains affiliate links. No doubt you’ll have bought pumpkins to carve for Halloween at some point in your life but have you ever wondered whether the insides are edible and if so what you can do with them?In the UK, 95% of all pumpkins that are grown locally, are turned into Halloween lanterns. And

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Baby Led Weaning Pancakes

21st July 2021 / Sarah Almond Bushell

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Pancakes have long been a favourite in our house and now my children are older they make their own! Whether you prefer them sweet or savoury, you can’t go wrong by suggesting them as a weekend breakfast or as a mid afternoon snack. You might be wondering when it’s OK for your baby to eat them especially

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8 tips to encourage your toddler to self feed

5th July 2021 / Sarah Almond Bushell

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Letting your toddler feed themselves without any assistance (self feeding) can be a messy business when starting out! It can be frustrating spending time clearing up their constant mess. However it’s important to encourage your toddler to self feed in order to help develop their fine motor skills, develop their independence and allow them to learn

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Healthy finger food for toddlers and 50 easy meal options

21st June 2021 / Sarah Almond Bushell

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When my first baby entered the toddler years, he insisted on feeding himself. Suddenly I was thrown into a world where the Annabel Karmel recipes I’d lovingly prepared were outright rejected, along with all forms of cutlery, bibs and feeding utensils. All he wanted to do was feed himself whole pieces of food.But he still wasn’t quite

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7 of the best toddler utensils for self feeding

7th June 2021 / Sarah Almond Bushell

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One of the aims when weaning your baby is to teach them how to self-feed. But often, they prefer to eat with their hands rather than use cutlery… it’s easier after-all!They do however have to learn how to use a spoon, fork and knife and in this blog I’m going to guide you through how

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What is a picky eating disorder and do you need to worry?

12th April 2021 / Sarah Almond Bushell

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Have you ever worried whether your child’s picky eating behaviour is something more serious?Why do they refuse to eat certain foods without even so much as trying them and why nothing you do seems to help?Some children become ‘problem feeders’ and what started as picky eating can develop into a picky eating disorder like Avoidant/Restrictive

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When can babies have chocolate? A guide for worried parents

14th February 2021 / Sarah Almond Bushell

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If you would like a PDF version of this blog delivered directly to your inbox, pop your details below. “Is it ok to give my baby chocolate?”This is a common question that mums have as there is a lot of conflicting information online about chocolate. Although chocolate is delicious, it is not recommended for babies

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