Baby Breakfast

Corn, Quinoa and Lentil Fritters

You’ve just woken up…or should I say, have just BEEN woken up and the kids are ‘hangry’! You shuffle into the kitchen and put the kettle on, look in the fridge, the cupboards and the same old cereal and toast is completely unappealing to everyone….

What about a corn fritter with your eggs instead of toast?! Not just any corn fritter, one packed with Lentils, Quinoa and Beans!! A great way of adding a little more protein into the kids’ diets without them even knowing. They are particularly great for Baby-Led Weaning as you can make them smaller for tiny hands!

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Mini Vegetable fritattas

Let’s talk about the introduction of eggs, as they have a history of being an allergen. The advice is always changing particularly when it comes to eggs. In the past the recommendation was to leave the high risk foods until after 12 months old. This is what was recommended when I had my son 4 years ago. Now, it seems after research and more case studies they are now recommmending introduction to high allergen foods early or even during pregnancy to get the body used to them and reduce the risk of allergic reaction.

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Gagging or Choking?

I’m sure everyone has had that freak out moment, when starting solids, of your baby gagging? What did you do? Did you rush over and slap them on the back? Stick your finger in their mouth to remove the piece of food? Or did you calmly sit and watch to see if your baby could clear the food themselves? When we see a baby gag, our first thought is that she must be in danger of choking. However, that is why we have the gag reflex, to push food away from the opening to the throat thus preventing it obstructing the airways or choking. Continue reading