Friday, 29 February 2008

BLW Espanol stylee.

Woo-hoo, we survived! Very glad to be back in the UK although my feet are a little cold.

Buying food in Spain: if you're not too fussed about organic food then there is a wealth of lovely produce at the markets and supermarkets. Organic is a little more tricky but we managed to turn up enough variety for the week. HiperCor in El Corte Ingles is the best source but woefully inadequate compared to the UK. We heard rumours of a chap called Organic Mick but never made contact.

Eating out in Spain: a total joy! The Spanish love babies and welcome them into restaurants so you will be guaranteed a stress-free experience. Be prepared for a lot of attention - Millie has been passed around so many people that I wonder she recognised us when she came back. High-chairs aren't always available or suitable for babies under 12 months so if you can take one out with you I'd recommend it. Sadly smoking is still allowed in establishments under 100 square feet (I think that's the rule) and not all who should enforce the ban. Most restaurants are willing to make a special baby friendly dish in my experience.

Sadly there was not much time for creation so no new recipes just yet but give me a few days...

Happy Days,

Kat x

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Lots to say, never any time...

Hello, hello! I've had some trouble posting recently - Millie has given up one of her daytime naps and I never seem to have any time! We were both subject to the vomity bug last week so not much eating going on :0(

I have come up with a baby friendly hummus which I have been munching on all week. I have also been finding inspiration in the sunny weather; I love salad and this grated salad has been on our lunch plates the last couple of days.

I'm going to be away over the next two weeks so posting will be sporadic (nothing new there!). Any tips for BLW in Spain, let me know as we're headed to my mum's for a visit. Not feeling confident as she claims that you can't get organic veg...

Happy Days,

Kat x

Saturday, 2 February 2008

Remember us????

Hi again everyone....

We are still dealing with the joys of teething, tantrums and other toddler related fun.

We haven't really had any new food to speak of, but George is now eating every meal with either a spoon or a fork, but tbh he was mainly doing this before Christmas.

As promised, I have finally managed to upload some pictures, so I will add some old ones! I know the new readers will have no idea what I am on about, but those of you who have been with us for a while will remember all the unfullfilled promises of pictures from months ago....

so, we have a curry in Rusholme....



the reason for never giving chocolate to a baby on a long journey...



and a general warning of the perils of sloppy food!!!!



I am also pleased to report that I have completed my peer support training - and we had our first meeting at my maternity hospital where we will soon be going to help out ladies. Our "graduation" is soon too - and I will post a link should we make the press! And, joy of joys - the midwives at the hospital have finally come round to BLW...they did think I was a little crazy to begin with, but have been to a seminar on breastfeeding, and the speakers really advocated BLW...YAY YAY YAY!!!!

Now, I know I say this every time, but I will promise to make a better effort to post more. And again - my thanks to Kat for being so ace!

love

Mel x

Friday, 1 February 2008

Recipes Online.

Apologies for the absence!

There has been lots of talk of where to find recipes in the forums of late. Everyone knows about the recipe section on Aitch's BLW site which has loads of brilliant recipes from lots of different Mamas. There are some other good websites out there though...

The blog babyledweaning-jj has a really imaginative recipe page which includes a recipe for sweet potato and kidney bean burgers which I just have to try! The Hannah Led Weaning recipe section only has a few offerings but they are certainly worth a go and best of all are vegetarian. Messy Monkey has a list of meals eaten but no recipes. Still worth the look as they are dairy and egg free and provide inspiration for creation of your own versions. There are a few at Monster which are categorised as recipes of sorts. This post at Motherland has meals with BL adaptations so are suitable for the whole family. Of course the best BLW recipes online are here :0)

There are some good books out there which I wrote about here. But let's not forget that BLW gives you the freedom to feed your child most un-processed food so long as the ingedients won't harm them.

I will give you a full round up of recent goings on in the next few days. I'm working on my childminding registration stuff at the moment so a little busier than usual...

Happy Days,

Kat x

PS - two new BLW blogs: Tigerpiddler and Feeding Boo.