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What's the Best Bib for Baby Led Weaning?

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What's the Best Bib for Baby Led Weaning?

Thinking about Baby Led Weaning and wondering which bib to buy? This article explains why our Long Sleeved Weaning Bib is perfect.

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Manifesto for mess

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Manifesto for mess

It was 8pm on a dark winter’s night. I stood in front of my utility room sink, surrounded by clothes in various states of the wash cycle; some in the washing machine, others hanging on the airier, more optimistically waiting to be ironed. I was scrubbing stains off my baby’s clothes after a ‘successful’ meal. She had enjoyed her food but as usual, the bib had let me down. I was feeling tired and harassed and thinking, “WHY DON’T BIBS WORK?” That day my daughter, Emily had been wearing a white cardigan. “Madness!” I hear you cry.  I would normally...

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Top five tips for baby-led weaning

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Top five tips for baby-led weaning

What is baby-led weaning? The term ‘baby-led weaning’ means that children are offered non-pureed food from six months old and left to feed themselves either with spoons, forks, or most often to begin with, hands. When I first heard of baby-led weaning, I did think it sounded a bit crazy letting young babies feed themselves, but there are so many benefits* I was keen to find out more. Here are some of the main reasons to give it a go: It enables your baby to develop better hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and even speech It allows your child to...

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When is the best time to wean your baby?

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When is the best time to wean your baby?

When is the best time to wean your baby? Confused? I was. The shops are full of baby foods with labels telling you ‘4 months+’ so surely if reputable food companies say you can wean from four months then it’s ok to start then, right?   Myth 1- A baby is ready to be weaned from 4 months According to Government and the World Health Organisation your baby should be six months old before introducing solids. The main reasons are; Your baby gets all their nutritional needs from breast or formula milk for the first six months of their life....

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7 no-hassle tips when braving air travel with young kids

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7 no-hassle tips when braving air travel with young kids

Dreading the first flight with your baby or toddler? Have a look at our advice for making it smooth sailing (er, I mean flying). I had no idea for my first few flights that you can take a baby changing bag onboard as well as your hand luggage. Stuff in some extra plastic bags; they’re always handy, especially if your family get struck with travel sickness... Obviously, pack a few new little toys but I found the simple things can keep young kids entertained; playing with plane seat belts or moving grapes from one pot to the other can be fascinating...

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