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?”

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”

Pork with vegetable lentils

PREP TIME 5 MINS  COOK TIME 30 MINS SERVES 4-6 500g pork fillet, scored 4 times12 sprigs of fresh or 2 tsp of dried thymeBlack pepper125g puy lentils, rinsed, or a tin of cooked lentils drainedVegetable oil1 onion, finely chopped2 medium carrots, cut into small dice2 garlic cloves, crushed150ml chicken stock (1 chicken stock cubeContinue reading “Pork with vegetable lentils”

One Pot Mexican Mince

Suitable from 12 months Makes 4-6 servings Preparation time approximately 40 minutes Ingredients •2 tbsp vegetable/ olive oil •1 large onion, finely chopped •2 garlic cloves, crushed •1 red pepper, finely chopped •1 green pepper, finely chopped •2 tsp smoked paprika •2 tsp dried oregano •1 tsp ground cumin •2 tbsp tomato puree •500g beefContinue reading “One Pot Mexican Mince”

Tuna Pesto Pasta

Suitable from 10 months Makes 4-6 servings Preparation time approx 30 mins Ingredients •400g fusilli pasta •2 large handfuls fresh broccoli florets, bite size •1 tbsp olive oil •1 onion, finely chopped •3 large garlic cloves crushed • 2 large handfuls cherry tomatoes , halved •140g pesto •1 tin of tuna in spring water, drained •Parmesan cheese Preparation Cook the pasta accordingContinue reading “Tuna Pesto Pasta”

Vitamin D: The sunshine hormone

Did you know? Vitamin D is actually a hormone which is produced by the body when sunlight hits the skin. Another lockdown means mostly staying indoors again, and with the colder darker months upon us, our doses of sunshine are looking limited (even a flight for a week in the sun results in quarantine!). ChildrenContinue reading “Vitamin D: The sunshine hormone”