Win a weaning bundle worth £80 for National Weaning Week 2018

Win a weaning bundle worth £80 for National Weaning Week 2018

In just a couple of months Freddie will be 6 months old and our weaning journey will be about to begin. It’s been a long time since I weaned his older brother and of course, I’ve forgotten pretty much everything. Thankfully, this week 7th-13th May, is National Weaning Week so it’s the perfect opportunity to look ahead at products that are designed to help us parents through the mud of weaning and there’s also the opportunity for you to win a weaning bundle worth over £80.

Introducing babies to food can be very stressful. Do you try baby led weaning or perhaps spoon feeding and purees are more your bag? It can also be quite messy as babies learn about food and you introduce them to new tastes, flavours and textures. Whichever method you try, there’s a range of brilliant products to help out. Don’t forget to scroll down to enter the giveaway!

Tidy Tot Bib & Tray Set

Tidy Tot

The Tidy Tot Bib and Tray Kit is THE weaning essential that all parents need to make mealtimes a little less messy, but just as enjoyable for little ones. This award-winning kit cleverly eliminates the gap between baby and highchair, keeping food in easy reach for little fingers whilst preventing it from falling into baby’s lap or on to your floor.  Perfect for feeding finger foods and an absolute must have for when baby starts demanding the spoon! Say hello to stress-free weaning and goodbye to stained clothes, endless washing and constant cleaning!

The fully waterproof, coverall bib is made from a beautifully soft machine-washable fabric and is designed with an adjustable neck fastening to allow for a snug and comfortable fit for babies aged 6 months to 2 years.

The tray is made from food-safe material and is easy to wipe-clean. The fresh green colour provides an essential contrast between baby’s food and their eating surface, supporting vital hand-eye coordination. The Tidy Tot Bib & Tray also comes with a stylish travel bag and folds down to a dinner plate size, making it fully portable for meals out and on the go!

Baby Cup

When it comes to the drinking side of weaning, there are a multitude of reasons why open-cup sipping is the healthiest option, and oral health is right at the top of the list.

One of the areas that can play a part in good oral health from the start is not just what children eat and drink but how they eat and drink. And when it comes to choosing a cup, dentists and orthodontists recommend for good oral health babies and young children should use open cups from an early an age as possible.

Leading dentists and orthodontists say the best sippy cup is a cup that truly teaches sipping. And that’s not a sippy cup at all! The best cup for babies and toddlers is an open cup. And key for great success for weaning babies and toddlers – the cup needs to be the right size for the user!  So Babycup was born. We made these cute little cups that look good and do good. Perfectly designed for little hands and mouths and with the thumbs up from health visitors, dental professionals and midwives. Making mealtime sipping the happy norm, Babycup First Cups are the mini open cup solution for babies and toddlers.

TUM TUM Sippy Cup

Tum Tum Sippy Cup

Super cute and super practical!  Thanks to its weighted straw technology this fun sippy cup can be used any way up.  No more sucking at fresh air – the weight simply follows the liquid.  With its leakproof, flip top lid it’s ideal to take out too, making it invaluable for weaning, whether you’re following baby led weaning or conventional weaning.  Check the measure to see how much they’ve drunk.  Dishwasher safe and reassuringly BPA & Phthalate free.

Matching range available, including spare straws & brush set.  TUM TUM is a family business, based in Buxton in the Peak District.  Being parents themselves, with children who were determined to feed themselves independently they have always tried to make mealtimes fun and relaxed whilst helping them to feed themselves by themselves. Big design for little fingers!

Child-friendly cutlery from Doddl

Doddl

 

Doddl Cutlery’s unique, child-led design has been approved by experts and enables young children from 12 months to eat independently. The short, ergonomic handles make it easy for children to control and are certified safe.

Whether parents are introducing cutlery for the first time, finding their toddler will only eat with their fingers or have a child who struggles to use standard children’s cutlery; Doddl offers the solution. Doddl has taken what can be a stressful, difficult and messy time and transformed it into a fun and easy way for the whole family to enjoy mealtimes together.

Fill n Squeeze Weaning Pouch System

The patented Baby Weaning Pouch system from Fill N Squeeze can store and transport healthy andnutritional baby weaning food into squeezable, freezeable, microwaveable, fun to use reusable pouches. The pouch maker can be used for weaning babies and for older kids to enjoy healthy snacks such as yoghurts and fresh smoothies from the fun and colourful designed pouches – whether at home or on the go.

Home prepared food no longer needs to be frozen in ice cube trays – the Pouch Maker allows you to fill fun and colourful pouches with your own creations. The system is simple, versatile and mess free and the pouches can be refrigerated, frozen and are microwaveable. The reusable pouches can be easily cleaned and resealed making them an economical way of giving your child healthy and nutritional food.

**Win a weaning bundle worth £80**

 

WEANING BUNDLE

To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic bundle of weaning products as mentioned above, all you need to do is use the widget below. Giveaway ends on Sunday 13th May at 23:59 2018. Terms and Conditions apply.

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Emma Shilton

Emma Shilton, is a UK Family Lifestyle blogger from the West Midlands, UK, Emma is Mummy to two boys; Olly, (born February 2013) who loves Lego, cars and old cartoons and Freddie, (born January 2018) who loves noisy toys and making a mess. The blog follows their adventures as they capture everyday life, family travels and adventures.

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62 Comments

  1. Ashley
    08/05/2018 / 10:24 pm

    How exciting! I’m dreading weaning! I want my baby to be small and cuddly forever x

  2. Iain Maciver
    08/05/2018 / 10:41 pm

    a bit of both

  3. Zoe Escott
    08/05/2018 / 11:03 pm

    As much as I want Rosa to stay a baby forever we’ll be doing BLW once she is 6 months and can sit unaided!

  4. Julie
    08/05/2018 / 11:13 pm

    My top tip is persevere with things they refuse at first, keep going back and trying again the following week. This helps to prevent fussy eating habits.

  5. Margaret Gallagher
    08/05/2018 / 11:32 pm

    Both – freedom to explore and enjoy food rather than making it a chore

  6. Solange
    09/05/2018 / 12:04 am

    Encourage your baby to have fun and play with food, experiment with mashing, squashing, licking and squeezing. These activities will encourage your baby to taste and enjoy their food and learn new flavours. I used both baby led weaning and pureed foods.

  7. 09/05/2018 / 12:08 am

    Combi weaning, probably soon due to reflux. My baby is getting big :(

  8. Gill Vieira
    09/05/2018 / 12:21 am

    Very useful for a FTM for when we reach weaning. Thank you!

  9. Something About Baby
    09/05/2018 / 12:42 am

    It won’t be long before we will be weaning Henry! The plan is to do baby led weaning, so my top tip for that is to relax and have fun with it – don’t stress if it seems like they’re not eating very much, as it’s all about learning and exploring in the beginning.

  10. Tracy Nixon
    09/05/2018 / 5:13 am

    Bit of both!

  11. Sadiyya Maryam
    09/05/2018 / 7:17 am

    To keep trying new flavours and textures and to persevere and be patient as little ones may not like something several times and eventually end up loving it!

  12. Paula Barker
    09/05/2018 / 7:34 am

    I went for both in the end, depending how much time I had, and it worked fine, just don’t stress about it ( easy to say, I know) ready to start again with baby no.2 in a month.

  13. 09/05/2018 / 10:15 am

    I’m already excited for weaning, but not for our babies to be 6 months!!! I’ll probably do mixed weaning like I did with Taylor, he had some home made puree and also Crikey. xxx

  14. Shaun Tutt
    09/05/2018 / 10:51 am

    Haven’t got any tips yet as we’ve just had our first baby, I’d embrace most things if it works

  15. Ursula Hunt
    09/05/2018 / 11:25 am

    I dod baby led weaning and my tip is don’t stress they wll eat when hungry enough

  16. Tiffeny Brown
    09/05/2018 / 12:38 pm

    I started with pureed food as my baby was premature and I was advised that he would be unable to take to baby led weaning. He now has a bit of both though :)

  17. JULIE WARD
    09/05/2018 / 12:39 pm

    Pureed food, but that was years and years ago

  18. AMANDA W
    09/05/2018 / 1:54 pm

    i used a bit of both! my advice would be to stick with whatever you are comfortable with and dont let anyone pressure you to try more things than you are ready to!

  19. Sue McCarthy
    09/05/2018 / 4:34 pm

    I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize to donate to charity, to go to Romania.

  20. 09/05/2018 / 10:02 pm

    Eek! Weaning will come quickly for us both now. We did BLW with Alfie and I’d like to do the same again. I found it much easier as Alfie didn’t like spoons! x

  21. Jemma
    09/05/2018 / 10:15 pm

    Baby led weaning worked well for us with big brother, so we’ll give it a go again this time. This post has reminded me to swat up on all things weaning!

  22. donna l jones
    10/05/2018 / 4:23 pm

    dont put any pressure on yourself and let them have fun with food

  23. Laura Muir
    10/05/2018 / 6:25 pm

    Pureed food – just as I think it will be easier for us and that way the baby will be trying loads of new things!

  24. Janet Carter
    10/05/2018 / 7:36 pm

    Your baby will let you know when it’s ready to be weaned and if they don’t like something when you first try them with it, keep going. they usually end up loving it, but do one flavour at a time.

  25. Hannah Scudder
    10/05/2018 / 8:28 pm

    We used both with our eldest and will no doubt do the same in a few months with our youngest.

  26. Laura Walker
    10/05/2018 / 8:40 pm

    I’ve recently started weaning I’m doing purees and finger food. My tip from weaning my eldest is hold off with the sweet food my son doesn’t have a massive sweet tooth and I definately think it’s to do with this

  27. Mark Mccaffery
    10/05/2018 / 9:35 pm

    A bit of both.

  28. Rachel Craig
    10/05/2018 / 9:38 pm

    Both seem to provide variety, and some foodstuffs may help little one in regards to teething. I think it is important to allow little ones to experiment (try out new foods) whilst ensuring they are safe. As they are experimenting it may take time for them to become totally comfortable with a new taste, texture, etc.

  29. Angela Treadway
    10/05/2018 / 9:42 pm

    a bit of both but probably more pureed x

  30. Sarah Mccaffery
    10/05/2018 / 10:13 pm

    I went for a bit of both.

  31. Sarah Addey
    10/05/2018 / 10:24 pm

    Bit of both

  32. Christina
    10/05/2018 / 10:30 pm

    I would be starting combo weaning soon and slowly introduce variety of pureed fruit and vegetables. I hope my little one would enjoy food and we can progress to mashed food. I am planing to prepare in advance and freeze.

  33. paula cheadle
    11/05/2018 / 12:26 am

    a bit of both, the same as I did with the others

  34. Susan B
    11/05/2018 / 3:08 am

    I used both shop-bought and homemade pureed food. It was fascinating watching her face as she experienced new flavours and textures. She let us know that she didn’t like anything fish flavoured!

  35. Laura Pritchard
    11/05/2018 / 1:12 pm

    I made Annabel Karmel purees by the book for my son, but baby-led with my daughter as it was easier if she just ate what her brother did.

  36. Carrie-Anne Brown
    11/05/2018 / 5:00 pm

    i used both methods :) and started with snacks such as cut up raspberries, strawberry’s and yogurts

  37. lizzy
    11/05/2018 / 9:41 pm

    I added breast milk in the new foods my son was trying to help wean him :)

  38. Theresa Thomas
    11/05/2018 / 10:08 pm

    I do baby led weaning and my tip is don’t stress they will eat when hungry

  39. Patience Kinch
    12/05/2018 / 3:39 am

    I used both and I plan on doing the same with my almost 6 month old… I intend to start her with creamy baby porridge then introduce prueed vegetables e.g Squash and carrots

  40. janine atkin
    12/05/2018 / 9:02 am

    we did both. we knew when it was time because he was always hungry

  41. Sally Collingwood
    12/05/2018 / 3:42 pm

    A little of everything!

  42. Carly Elford
    12/05/2018 / 5:26 pm

    I start next weekend! I’m doing a mixture of puree and BLW

  43. Sandra Jo Siddall
    12/05/2018 / 5:53 pm

    I always fed my babies pureed foods like baby rice mixed with formula! Usually topped up with a 6 oz bottle of formula milk and then introduced lumpier foods around 9 months! Lots of fun with the finger foods too!

  44. carol Boffey
    12/05/2018 / 6:19 pm

    a bit of both

  45. mandydoherty65
    12/05/2018 / 7:41 pm

    It was pureed food when I weaned my children but I think baby led weaning is great, my granddaughter was weaned that way and is much better at trying new foods than her mummy ever was

  46. foreverastri
    13/05/2018 / 6:30 am

    i do both baby led and pureed foods

  47. Jukes page
    13/05/2018 / 7:25 am

    I puréed what we were eating, in reason.

  48. Geoff Hibbert
    13/05/2018 / 7:45 am

    Always gave my kids everything to taste, pureed and shop bought

  49. lozzle77
    13/05/2018 / 10:23 am

    i pureed up food but found the puddings that were pre made were very tasty

  50. Gillian McClelland
    13/05/2018 / 3:35 pm

    A bit of both. Just try and stick with it

  51. Jessi
    13/05/2018 / 5:26 pm

    We did both, they’d have finger foods such as boiled veg and fruits and we’d also do dinners blended and sit them in the high chair with us at meal time.

  52. natalee gosiewski
    13/05/2018 / 6:03 pm

    i want to make my own baby food

  53. Maria P
    13/05/2018 / 6:08 pm

    I always tried and tasted the food what I offered – so my daughter had seen that I am eating the same food

  54. Sarah Hanson
    13/05/2018 / 6:47 pm

    I made most of my babies puréed food and started when they were hungry and not at six months of age. They have grown up with no problems or allergies

  55. laura stewart
    13/05/2018 / 7:54 pm

    homemade Pureed food

  56. Tammy Neal
    13/05/2018 / 8:17 pm

    Abit of both x

  57. Michelle
    13/05/2018 / 9:46 pm

    A mixture

  58. Tee Simpson
    13/05/2018 / 10:10 pm

    My tip is to try and try again. I will use baby led this time

  59. Natalie Crossan
    13/05/2018 / 10:17 pm

    try not to feel pressure from other mums who might say “oh we did it at such and such a time” etc. every child is different. go at your own pace x

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