How to choose the best highchair

best highchair for baby led weaning

Oh, the highchair: that first purchase that really matters when it comes to weaning. It is the place where your baby will spend quite a lot of time after 6 months of age until around…. well, until he figures out how to jump out of it I guess! It’s kind of like baby’s ‘first car’, that first purchase that gives him an identity, that he can ‘use’ to see the world differently and from another level. This post contains affiliate links, at no cost to you, meaning I get a small commission if you purchase through my link. We were … Read more

10 reasons why your baby is not eating solids

reasons baby is not eating solids

So you’ve read the theory, bought the highchair, the bibs, the cutlery, the plates and the water cup. You’ve gone through my posts on the 3 signs that tell you baby is ready for solids, on how to choose the best highchair, on how to teach baby to drink from a cup and even how to spice things up when he can’t have salt in his food.   Yet… you face that little munchkin, put the plate in front of him and… there goes the biggest of cries.   And you’re seconds away from crying yourself. After all that effort … Read more

Easy-peasy no-fry baby-friendly baked omlette

no-fry baby friendly baby weaning baked omlette

I have a thing against frying. It’s like my arch enemy. I’m seeing so many recipes online and in social media that use frying as a method of preparing food for children.   Think frittatas (which I believe comes from the Italian for “fried”), pancakes, burgers, fries and the like. All are made by frying oil in a pan over high heat. There is however a trend to use non-stick pans to which no oil is added while cooking. I have yet to form an opinion about those. There is also¬†an article going around about the influence of the type … Read more

Baby led weaning vs. traditional weaning

I solemnly swear I won’t take sides.   If I were to summarize this post in a couple of sentences, it would be something like this:   Baby led weaning (aka BLW) is the new kid on the block that everyone wants to meet. Traditional weaning is the kid that lived in the neighborhood since he was born and that everybody knows already. But the ”kid dilemma” as I like to call it is this: either of them can make great pals. Whom do you choose to befriend?   I do not believe in taking sides when it comes to … Read more

3 signs baby is ready for weaning (and 3 that don’t necessarily mean that)

3 signs baby is ready for solids

I wish I waited.   We started giving Emma carrot juice (!) at around 5 months and 3 weeks, at the recommendation of a paediatrician, after her blood tests revealed she had a minor anaemia (lack of iron).   I tell you… who starts weaning at that age and with carrot juice? Where’s the iron in that?   I had not read the theory, I was not prepared. I had some leaflets from the health visitor and all the internet at my disposal. Yet, I didn’t read. I wish I did. I wish I waited before following the doctor’s advice. … Read more