Piccolo are a brand I’ve always fallen back on. Their organic ingredients and bold flavours keep them one step ahead of their competitors, which is no mean feat in the saturated baby food market. So when the team at Piccolo contacted me and asked if Max would like to put their Mediterranean range through it’s paces I just couldn’t say no.
If you are planning on going down the BLW route then the key to your success will be picking foods that are ‘finger friendly’ – something that your baby’s little hands can easily manage to grasp. You’ll find some great examples of ideal first finger foods below.
Time is precious when you become a Mum. You have a mountain of chores to do and mouths to feed and now you’ve started weaning there’s a new little person to consider when it comes to mealtimes. I spent hours researching quick and easy baby purees that could help me introduce Max to new flavour combinations. And the added bonus is that some of them were ‘no cook’, saving even more time in the kitchen.
There are two traditional ways to wean a baby – spoon feeding them purees or baby led weaning (BLW). However more recently a third method has started to increase in popularity and it’s known as ‘the mix method’.
I’ll be honest, the whole idea of weaning scared me a little bit and I couldn’t get my head around it. What foods should I start with? What foods should I avoid? How much food should I be feeding him? Honestly, it’s a minefield. We’re now 4 weeks into our weaning journey so I thought I’d share some of my hints and tips.