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Make Weaning Easy Squeezy!

Get your baby excited about trying new food

This is a really nifty device. You fill the squeezy rubber container part of the spoon with puréed baby food, squeeze gently and the food comes out onto the spoon, and, hopefully straight into baby’s mouth.

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The best ever family recipes from Mumsnet

Recipes for mums!

Having a bit of time off has given me the chance to take a proper look at Top Bananas! The best ever family recipes from Mumsnet by the ever-so-talented Crumbs sisters, Lucy and Claire McDonald…

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Baby-Led Weaning: The lowdown


I met my dear friend Camilla for lunch the other day. She brought her delectable baby son Zeb with her, who is 16 months old.

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Snack Attack

Or is there life beyond raisins and rice cakes?

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Supermarket Sweep (with toddler in tow!)

“I knew I should have brought more mini rice cakes with me…”

Going supermarket shopping with a little one in tow can be one of life’s more stressful experiences, shall we say.

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Nutty Banana Bread

Nutty Banana Bread

Not strictly one-handed, although some bits could be done with a baby perched on your hip, it can be whipped up in no time at all. It is really delicious, and what with snow allegedly coming, I can’t think of anything nicer than sitting inside, all cosy, eating a slice of this warm from the oven with a dab of butter, while the snow falls outside. Yum.

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Roast Butternut Squash, Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

Roast Butternut Squash, Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

This soup is really easy, and a brilliant one to make in stages as there is a bit of prep involved (although you could always cheat and buy ready-prepared butternut squash – who’ll know?)

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Mackerel Pate (or how to get lunch – or tea – ready in minutes)


Mackerel pate is great served on toast for lunch or a snacky tea, but it also works brilliantly as a dip; children (and dinosaurs) love dunking carrot batons, red pepper strips, cucumber sticks, breadsticks, strips of pitta bread and Kettle chips into it, too.

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