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Saturday, November 4, 2023

The Ultimate Kids Christmas Guide for 0-6 Year Olds

2023 Little Kids Christmas Gift Guide for Toddlers and Under 6 Year Olds

Well Halloween is over and you know what that means? Mariah Carey has well and truly defrosted, the Christmas decorations are up and you might just hear Christmas carols next time you're strolling through the aisles of your favourite shop.

In the parenting world, it may also mean you're scratching your head wondering what to buy your kiddos as you trip over yet another toy on the floor or wondering where that catalogue has gone that your kids have enthusiastically circled in colour coded markers (lucky Santa has a huge variety of choice with all bar three toys circled 😆). 

This year, instead of Christmas gift guides for all ages, I thought I'd scale things back and share my favourite picks for the kiddos in my life - from my baby niece and rambunctious toddler to the under 6's we spend our time with - and i'm going to break the gifts up into age categories so you can find the perfect gift for every kid on your list. 

So let's jump to it! >>

Monday, August 7, 2023

How to help your toddler love reading!

How to help your toddler love reading books

How do you get a toddler to love books? Or enjoy looking at them? How do you introduce toddlers to books? Or sit still for longer than 3 seconds? Let's share some easy ways to help your toddler fall in love with reading.

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It's no secret that I am a bookworm. Before having Jensen, I'd read over 100 books each and every year without fail (let's not talk about how many i've had time to read post-Jensen) and it seems that perhaps that bookworm trait is genetic because I know have a little bookworm of my own. 

However, every time I post a photo or video of Jensen reading books on Instagram, I get a bunch of messages from other toddler Mums asking how I've gotten him to read/like/be interested in books.... and to be honest, it hasn't ever really been a conscious thing I've taught him, but there are quite a few things we do that have helped that.

So let's chat all things toddlers and books >> 

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Recipe: BLW Banana French Toast (Gluten Free and Added Sugar Free)

Baby Led Weaning Banana French Toast Sticks Recipe Gluten Free - Easy baby and toddler breakfast ideas

Perfect for babies and toddlers, this BLW Banana French Toast Sticks Recipe is gluten free, quick, easy, healthy, refined sugar free and absolutely delicious!

Before you go thinking I'm some kind of super mama that is baking french toast first thing in the morning, think again.... because this is one of my go-to meal prep recipes to have as a quick breakfast (or lunch!) option for Jensen.

If you've got time/energy in the morning, it's simple enough to make right away - but if you're like me and don't, it's the perfect meal prep recipe to make, freeze and reheat. 

These Banana French Toast are one of Jensen's favourite breakfast options - and were especially a hit when he first started solids as he loved feeding hinself. 

Served up with some yogurt and nut butter, it's a delicious easy breakfast with some added nutrients from flaxseeds and hemp seeds. Of course, when you're first starting solids be sure to try all of the different allergens separately, as this recipe combines many of the major allergens.

Baby Led Weaning Banana French Toast Sticks Recipe Gluten Free - Easy baby and toddler breakfast ideas


This was the first time I made these banana french toast sticks for Jensen.

Baby Led Weaning Banana French Toast Sticks Recipe Gluten Free - Easy baby and toddler breakfast ideas

But it's not just for babies! Whilst this banana french toast is perfect for baby led weaning, it's a delicious breakfast recipe with no added sugar that the whole family will enjoy. 

Serve it with yogurt and a side of fruit, dip it in peanut butter or maple syrup, drizzle over nutella for something decadent - the choice is yours!

So let me share the recipe with you >> 
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