• BLW // Chicken Arrabiata Recipe

    11th December 2016

    I want to make more tea time meals that we can share as a family, so when I was given the opportunity to review Cirio tomatoes, I grabbed it with both hands. For a long time after the clocks went back, Dexter wanted to go to sleep before 5pm, but he has slowly got into the…

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  • Review: Baby Einstein Discover & Play Gift Set

    10th December 2016

    Dex was lucky enough to be given this Baby Einstein Discover & Play Gift Set back in November and I just had to write a review because I absolutely adore every piece of it. We already have the Baby Einstein Neighbourhood Friends Activity Jumper and these little toys slot into it perfectly as well as being good enough to…

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  • BLW // Week 3

    9th December 2016

    It’s been a really successful week of baby led weaning in the Hughes household. We are mostly having two meals a day: breakfast and lunch. Some days I manage to squeeze tea in, but between teething pain and tiredness come 5pm, it’s not been that easy. We have tried lots of new flavours and textures…

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  • Why We Chose the Name Dexter James

    1st December 2016

    Dexter /ˈdɛkstə/  one who dyes  (Old English) skilled or right-handed (Latin) James /ˈdʒeɪmz/ English form of the Late Latin name Iacomus meaning supplanter. People regularly compliment us on our choice of name for our son. It wasn’t an easy choice and in all honesty neither Dexter nor James was on our radar until the final week of…

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  • Baby Led Weaning: The Second Week in

    30th November 2016

    So we are now in the second week of our BLW journey. It’s probably been the most anxious time of our whole six months together but everyday I am gaining more and more confidence. This week he has tried, noodles, pork, cheese on toast, pasta, apple, peach, banana, porridge, yoghurt, boiled egg, broccoli, cauliflower cheese…

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  • Baby Led Weaning Recipe: Spinach Balls

    30th November 2016

    My husband and I wanted to eat Chilli Chicken Gnocchi for our tea from the Joe Wicks’ Lean in 15 book but I was not happy giving Dex gnocchi as I feel it’s a choking risk. Instead I improvised, and gave him some pasta, a couple of cherry tomatoes quartered, some strips of chicken and these…

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    Baby Led Weaning Eggy Bread Recipe

    24th November 2016

    My lovely friend Leanne suggested baby led weaning eggy bread as a great finger food for baby. I was so excited to try this because I absolutely adore French toast! Method I used Warbutons white toastie loaf for the bread. Any type of bread works, but for Dex I wanted it to be a nice…

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