Staff Picks: April 2017
Is your baby reaching 6 months? It’s time to start thinking about weaning. But where to start? Equipment, recipes, gadgets; baby weaning can get a bit sticky before it’s begun!
But don’t worry. The team at Private Pregnancy is going to let you into some of the best baby weaning secrets around, so that even if baby gets egg on his face, you won’t have to…
Annabel Karmel’s New Complete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner
For over 25 years Annabel has been giving great advice on what foods are best at the different stages of the weaning process. There comes a time when your child eventually eats what you eat, but until that point the recipes and information that Annabel provides are second to none. Not only do her books surprise with handy info, hints and tips, but her recipes are great for all the family to enjoy. Chances are you’ll be cooking Annabel’s curry well past toddler phase…
IKEA Antilop High Chair
Often in life you get what you pay for, but with this particular product, you get far more for an extremely modest price tag. Bigger, comfier, more expensive high chairs may look the part, but once you’ve cleaned every crevice for the 8,000th time, you’ll be wishing you hadn’t invested. This highchair is super easy to keep clean, sits at a perfect height and comes with a removable tray. There’s an inflatable cushion, as an optional extra, to make baby more comfortable.
There are so many bibs to choose from! Bibetta Bibs are a favourite of ours for many reasons: Bibetta bibs are soft (made of neoprene so it is stretchy and flexible with a really soft and friendly feel that children love); absorbent; waterproof; adjustable and have a pocket to catch all those discarded bits and bobs. And after the food volcano that erupts every mealtime, you can pop them in the washing machine (they don’t run) to come up good as new.
MAM Trainer Bottle
Don’t forget mums, it’s not just food. Babies need to start getting independent with their drinking skills too. MAM baby bottles are fantastic and the same goes for their MAM Baby Trainer Bottle. It is BPA-free, has a soft spout with a spill-proof plug, which is helpful when baby is learning to self-feed. The specially designed handles make it very easy for baby to hold. Recommended for babies six months of age and over.
Magimix Le Micro Mini Chopper
There are various baby weaning food processors on the market, but the truth is it can be just as easy to use existing equipment. You’re better off investing in a small processor or mini chopper that you can continue to use for chopping, mixing and sauces after baby is weaned. The Magimix Le Micro mini chopper makes light work of chopping almost any food you can think of! This chopper has been thoroughly tested to ensure it can cut herbs, nuts, fruit, vegetables, fish and meat with no trouble – ideal for preparing baby food.