Starting 'Big' school can be equal parts exciting and daunting, but I want to help make this transition easy for you and your little school goer! Each week this August I'll be sharing my A-Z of starting school. It will feature a medley of information, from lunch box recipes, back to school essentials plus great tips & advice.
For some, it has been a while since you have brought your child to a restaurant, or maybe your next restaurant outing will be your child’s first one! With a bit of forward thinking and a few entertaining additions packed away in your bag, dining out with your toddler or older child will be a really great experience! I have put together a few handy tips to make this enjoyable for you and your child.
I am often asked by parents how to adapt a recipe to be dairy or egg free. Or, queries on substitutes for certain food groups. In today’s world there are a host of food products on the market to suit most if not all dietary requirements. It’s just a matter of knowing which food substitute works best for which intolerance/dietary requirement and how to adapt for recipes.
For the first year of your baby’s life, breast milk and formula will be the main source of your baby’s nutrition. When you start to wean you will be serving more nutrients and vitamins in the form of solid food.
When your formula fed baby turns one it's time to begin making the switch from formula to whole (full-fat) milk. Your one year old will need this extra fat to support brain development and the nutritional composition of whole milk will be better suited to your young child’s needs than formula.
I am regularly asked what fruits to serve to baby, when can I serve them and how to serve them. Below I will lay out my advice on the best and safest ways to serve fruit depending on your baby's age and ability.