How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 3)

Welcome back to week 3. The 3rd thing I did was to try to have a good breakfast including one of my 5 a day. Evidence shows that having breakfast can help to regulate blood sugar levels which, because of hormones, can be a bit all over the place in pregnancy and just after. HavingContinue reading “How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 3)”

How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 1)

I have had 3 children and after each of my pregnancies I have managed to lose the pregnancy weight. How? Dieting of course. NO NO and NO. No dieting. And it wasn’t because it was ‘all baby’ either. At my 6 week check after my first baby I was 70kg (I’m normally about 55-57kg) –Continue reading “How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 1)”

Help my child is so fussy

Fussy eating is very common. Extremely fussy eating (often characterised by eating less than 20 foods, not being willing to try new things and often only eating foods which are very similar eg in colour of texture) is less common but still not rare. There are so many products on the market which claim toContinue reading “Help my child is so fussy”

Foods to avoid at 6 months

Babies start to have solid foods around 6 months. It is important that babies get introduced to a range of tastes and textures but there are some foods to avoid. If you have allergies, there may be some other foods to avoid but speak to your health visitor or GP for specific advice. Added saltContinue reading “Foods to avoid at 6 months”

Cooking with children – part 2

When I wrote part 1, I promised there would be more… Here it is! Last time we talked about:┬áHand hygiene, general yuk, listening to an adult, not touching things they have not been asked to touch, stirring skills, measuring out ingredients, food handling and the language of recipes This time, we are going to lookContinue reading “Cooking with children – part 2”

Cooking with children – part 1

This is the first in a series of articles for parents and carers about the skills I think children need to develop around cooking When it comes to cooking with our children it is easy to get into the habit of baking with our children rather than cooking with them. Teaching our children cooking skillsContinue reading “Cooking with children – part 1”

Eating healthily whilst pregnant and nauseous

Congratulations you are pregnant! Exciting times ahead and what a responsibility; you are the sole provider of nutrition for your unborn baby. And as if that wasn’t enough, you also have to deal with nausea, tiredness, aches… Who would be pregnant!? As someone who couldn’t open my mouth without being sick for a period ofContinue reading “Eating healthily whilst pregnant and nauseous”