• Fresh Cherry Shortbread Bars

    What I love most about our seasons is the delicious in season fruit and veg that comes with it to be eaten at its best at that time. In summer this means the abundance of cherries. I remember going to the greengrocers when I was little with my mom and coming out with a brown paper bag filled with deep ruby cherries that were lip smackingly sweet. My boys love cherries too, which is fab being as 100g contains 25% RDA of Vitamin C for them! we often sit and enjoy them by the bowlful whilst watching a film, ending with us being covered in cherry juice and lots of…

  • Googly fruit – fruit snack review

    I’m lucky that my boys like fruit, I always worry that the day will come that they will become bored of it or Freddie may fall out of favour with it once he is at school and he gets to see the variety of things in people’s lunch boxes. That being said I feel it’s super important to mix things up a little. We have been sent a range of different organic fruit and veg  snacks from Googly Fruit and the whole family have enjoyed a fruit snack, not just our boys! What are they? Googly fruit are snacks made of organic fruit and veg aimed at kids without all the…

  • No bake dairy free pin wheels Baby Led Weaning

    Dexter loves pinwheels made from ready roll pastry but today we didn’t have any (and I wasn’t going to faff and make pastry!) We made our own dairy free version using Aldi’s fruit loaf and some banana mashed with peanut butter. You could however use normal bread and top with cheese and ham, tomato and cheese or peanut butter, whatever you have in and your little one may like! Please follow and like us:

  • Weight watchers and child friendly Fish finger pie – 15sp

    Sometimes it’s a nightmare cooking weight watcher friendly and kid friendly food for my boys – 3 and almost 9 months. I need quick, nutritious and tasty food to keep hungry mouths happy! I had seen versions of a fish finger pie with baked beans but we aren’t that fond of them, so I have switched for peas. You could also top with cheese or add a cheese sauce if you amend the points. Ingredients 9 fish fingers fitted perfectly into my foil tray so this could be changed to what you need. You could also make it with Smash or frozen Mashed potato. Boil potatoes and make mash. I…

  • Beaba babycook plus review

    As we are weaning early due to Dexter’s reflux I wanted to make sure I knew exactly what he was having so I could pinpoint any possible reflux flare up foods, or indeed allergy flare ups. Dexter has CMPA like his brother and I have found lots of foods aimed at weaning have milk added, which is such a pain. We have been super lucky to be able to review the Beaba babycook plus, to make our own baby food. It steams, blends, defrosts and reheats as well as being suitable not just to make baby purees but smoothies and steamed food items for all the family. We will even…

  • Dr Browns Options bottles review

    When we had Freddie we were very lucky in the fact that he never suffered with any problems when feeding as a baby. Therefore the bottles we choose to feed Dexter with this time around were the same as we knew they had worked for Freddie. However, Dexter soon had silent reflux flare up at about 3 weeks old. He was medicated and his milk was changed to compliment his dairy allergy but he still struggled. To compensate for the acid burning his throat he would comfort feed and guzzle and gulp his milk, causing terrible trapped wind. It’s a whole other world when you have a baby who is…

  • The scream of Silent Reflux

    Ironic really. The grunts, whines, screams and chokes we have heard form this “silent” affliction have never been on the quiet side. In fact, even when my baby is sleeping I can still hear acid rise up his throat and him gulp it back down most nights. Dexter like his brother has cows milk protein allergy. We got this sorted pretty early after trying a couple of milks and thickeners. This however didn’t alleviate the constant grind of being awake from 2am onwards until breakfast time, of Dexter fighting a losing battle against his body producing acid whilst last propped on my shoulder. I felt guilty every time I fed…

  • Monster truck digger cake (dairy free)

    Months before Freddie’s 3rd birthday was even on the horizon he had decided he wasntes a monster truck digger cake, involving all of his favourite toy diggers and lots of chocolate mud. This was relatively easy to achieve as I could adapt my favourite Madeira cake recipe to be dairy free and use dairy free chocolate, cocoa powder and milk free biscuits for the gravel, sand and soil aspect. I used the birthday cake Madeira recipie from She Who Bakes which I use time and time again and is foolproof even when I change to dairy free. It gives a firmer texture cake so it’s perfect for carving and carrying…

  • Yoomi- making things that bit easier

    Now that I am completely bottle feeding Dexter, he has taken to only liking his milk warm, which is fine by me, it would be my preference too, to be honest! He also is better drinking it warm due to the Neocate milk he is now prescribed and the medications he has for reflux. The medications thicken his milk, so when it’s cold it can be stodgy and hard for him to drink. It is the bane of my life to warm bottles in the bottle warmer, for one it’s really noisy in our room and two it’s just such an faff about. Maybe it’s because I only really use…

  • Dairy free easter

    It’s almost been a year since Freddie’s official CMPA diagnosis and so this Easter was our first dairy free. I was daunted at the prospect really as we spend so much of our time checking labels for hidden milk that I wondered if he would be enjoying much for Easter apart from an extortionate lack lustre egg from a health food shop. However, I was blown away by just how much choice there is out there, Dairy free wise, not just chocolate but fun Easter treats that anyone can enjoy. We managed to get a lovely selection from Home Bargains including Rabbit & chick decorated biscuits, mallow Easter animals, jelly…