Why do babies refuse to eat?

Whether you’re baby is newborn and you are just browsing information, or whether you are starting to think about weaning your baby and you want to know how to get it right, or if you have already run into difficulties with the weaning stage you are likely to find this blog useful. So I hopeContinue reading “Why do babies refuse to eat?”

Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup

Try this warming Halloween themed soup great for babies and all of the family.  Makes: 4 portions Suitable for freezing  Ingredients For the soup: 2 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, chopped ½ tsp ginger, grated 200g peeled pumpkin, diced 150g peeled sweet potato, diced  450ml unsalted chicken stock  For the croutons: 2 slices ofContinue reading “Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup”

Fruity Pumpkin and Chicken Puree

This tasty seasonal puree is great for babies 6 months and older, packed full of protein, fibre and vitamin C. You can experiment with different vegetables to make different versions of this recipe, and for babies progressing with their textures you can skip the blending part and mash or chop instead. Makes: 8 portions SuitableContinue reading “Fruity Pumpkin and Chicken Puree”

How to Manage Baby Reflux

What is reflux? Reflux is very common in babies, and almost all babies will demonstrate some signs of reflux such as bringing up small amounts of milk or vomiting, during or soon after a feed. This is because the opening between a baby’s stomach and oesophagus (the lower oesophageal sphincter) is weak, and so theContinue reading “How to Manage Baby Reflux”

Weaning Tips: Introducing Nuts

Early introduction of peanuts is thought to help the immune system tolerate peanut proteins. Nuts should be incorporated into an infant’s diet from 6 months of age to prevent sensitivity and maintain tolerance. Research suggests that introducing peanuts between 6-12 months of age can reduce peanut allergy in high risk infants e.g. those with significantContinue reading “Weaning Tips: Introducing Nuts”

Babies and chocolate

Despite Easter being a Christian festival and holiday, it often comes with an abundance of chocolate eggs. With Easter coming up this weekend some of you may be wondering, can you give chocolate to your baby? Chocolate ideally shouldn’t be given before the age of 2 due to the caffeine and sugar content, however inContinue reading “Babies and chocolate”