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Today I visited the Cake and Bake Show with a friend. She makes vintage and ‘naked’ cakes for a living, but apart from the healthy treats I make for my boys (usually sweetened with banana or dates) I haven’t got much experience in baking cakes......

When I unboxed my Mam 2-in-1 single breast pump I had a vague idea of how to put it together already. I’d used a different brand of breast pump previously, so I was surprised how few pieces there seemed to be in comparison. A quick......

It’s not a good idea to go down the route of Baby Led Weaning without a decent bib. With a 6 month old baby feeding themselves from the start; mess is going to happen. I recently wrote a post on how to deal with the......

Baby Led Weaning has pretty much ground to a halt this week. I can honestly say that I can see why some people are tempted to spoon feed their babies to make sure that they have actually had something to eat. I haven’t done so,......

I’m not afraid of mess. I knew exactly what I was letting myself in for this time round, having done BLW with Oliver 3 years ago. Yesterday, I gave boiled eggs and soldiers for breakfast. I’m notoriously rubbish at boiling eggs. Instead of being lovely......

We are now on week 3 of weaning, and Charlie is starting to make really good progress and a LOT of mess. This week he has been awake and happier at dinner times, so he has been joining in with family meals. His first ever......

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a massive Harry Potter fan. The term for people like me is a ‘Potterhead’. At my hen party we played ‘plant a kiss on Harry Potter’ instead of pin the tail. Amongst my wedding presents was a......

Weaning has been slow this week. Last week Charlie turned 6 months old and I started weaning him. See how we started off week 1 here. My eldest son Oliver, who is now 3 didn’t stop once he’d started weaning. He took to it like......

“Just give the baby what you eat.” That’s the most common reply I see on my Facebook weaning group whenever people ask how to start Baby Led Weaning (BLW) or introduce solids at 6 months. I often think to myself that’s not actually particularly helpful,......