Having had 2 babies successfully making it through the weaning stage, Tommee Tippee asked us to share our favourite recipes and tips as part of their #WeanTogether campaign. They were also kind enough to offer one lucky reader the chance to win one of their Steamer Blenders too, so stay tuned for that!
Now when it comes to weaning, I like to try and keep things as simple and stressfree as possible. I certainly found, especially first time round, the experience of weaning rather daunting and bought book after book of techniques, recipes and pretty much every size tub out there to help me prepare for this time in their development.
There was no way I was going to prepare food for every meal 3 times a day, so when it came to main meals, I would cook up a huge amount of that recipe and divide them into little freezer tubs. That simple measure in itself was life changing. It took the timings and worry out of it and meant that we always had something just a few minutes away.
We were a big advocater of finger foods for snacks and also to accompany meals… Just as a way to introduce texture and get the girls used to the technique of feeding themselves. I’m a bit of a worrier of mess, so this balance worked well for both of us and again just dialled down my worries (a notch!)
Both our girls loved anything with cheese in it and one of their absolute favourites was cod and spinach in a cheese sauce. Although the smell really got round the house, it was worth it to see their little faces tucking into something they found delicious.
Win a Tommee Tippee Steamer Blender
Tommee Tippee are a well known brand that we have used religiously with both girls early journeys, from bottles, to steamers and now cups… our cupboards are full! Their Steamer Blender is a handy little machine that not only steams the food (preserving all the goodness and flavour) but blends to the different stages of weaning and all with a timer, so you can set and go. For a chance to win one, worth £106.99 MRRP, all you need to do is enter via the Rafflecopter below… Good Luck!