November 30, 2016BLW, Equipment

I recommend using cutlery from the very start, but you’ll find that they don’t use them in anger until about 12m. Much like cups, I’ve always been keen to move my children on to real cutlery, so I’ve offered them reduced sized metal cutlery as soon as possible. Tommee Tippee do a great first set. … Read More

Plates, cups, bowls…

November 30, 2016BLW, Equipment

Babies fling stuff, so you don’t need these on day one. You can use your normal crockery to plate up and place food directly on their tray. You will need to buy a set further down the line though, so here are my pearls of wisdom: In my experience, children bicker over which colour plate … Read More


November 30, 2016BLW, Equipment

I remember a colleague coming round when I was feeding my eldest when he was about 14m or so. I put an open cup of milk on his tray, he picked it up carefully, took a sip and put it back down without spilling. She was flabbergasted & I was beaming with pride! Drinking from … Read More


November 30, 2016BLW, Growing up with baby-led weaning, Snack ideas

Tiddlers get grumpy if you don’t keep them fed! And when making the transition from milk to food, you’ll start to give them snacks. I recommend a 10.30am and 3pm sort of time schedule to keep the hunger grumps at bay! My dentist is quite insistent that snacks shouldn’t just be fruit, so when I … Read More

Shopping list

November 9, 2016BLW, Shopping list

white bread porridge oats Shredded Wheat Bitesize cream cheese cheddar cheese avocado cherry tomatoes cucmuber hummus pepper plain natural yoghurt (Total) fresh fruit e.g. banana, satusumas, pears, kiwis, plums fresh veg e.g. carrots, courgettes, butternut squash, sweet potato, broccoli chicken thighs good quality sausages or sausagemeat – check salt content fusilli pasta risotto rice

Lunch and snack ideas

November 9, 2016BLW, Food or Meals, Lunch ideas, Meal ideas, Snack ideas

Sandwich fingers – white bread (wholemeal is too filling) with cream cheese, cheese or hummus Breadsticks Crudites to dip into hummus or cream cheese e.g. pepper, carrot, cucumber, celery, avocado Salady items e.g. boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes cut in half Roasted veg e.g. carrot, butternut squash, courgette, sweet potato Steamed veg e.g. green beans, mange … Read More

Breakfast ideas

November 9, 2016BLW, Breakfast, Meal ideas

Shredded Wheat Bitesize briefly soaked in breastmilk/formula/whole milk Porridgeovercooked to make it easy to pick up Toast with butter, peanut butter, cream cheese etc Eggs scrambled or omelette Eggy bread Pancakes Savoury muffins


November 9, 2016BLW, Equipment

So, this is your big investment. Many people see their highchair as a piece of furniture in their house and spend lots of time and money on it, others aren’t that bothered. You will need to consider these factors: storage – does it fold away for storage or is it part of your furniture? tray – … Read More