From the time I was pregnant, I was on the look out for the best food for my baby, ready for when the time to wean him came. I signed up to all of the baby clubs I could find, signed up to the newsletters and collected vouchers.
We decided to start weaning Luke at 21 weeks old. He was showing all the signs that he was ready to wean, so we decided to go for it! By that time, I was ready too.
Luke’s first finger food was Watermelon, followed the next day by some cucumber sticks – we gave him a lump to play with and chew on. He was pretty confused, but loved it!
For finger foods now, we offer him pitta breads, toast, steamed vegetables, eggs (boiled, scrambled, omelette), avocado, peppers, pasta and much more!
They do a variety of single vegetable pouches which saved my life to start with.
The first purée we tried Luke with was peas. As you can see below, he also loved it in his hair and up his nose.. Ella’s Kitchen also have these amazing spoons that screw straight onto the end of a pouch. Perfect for out and about!!
Luke’s second flavour was Parsnips. At first, he really didn’t enjoy it. Now, he cannot get enough of them!
Now he is 7 months old, the older pouches are still a firm favourite in our house. He loves them!
Babease was a brand I first saw on Instagram. I had never heard of them before and I was intrigued! I commented on one of their pictures and they offered me a voucher if I sent them a message. I did, and along with the voucher, I received this in the post!
Now Luke has always loved their wafers, and I love their veg and cheese straws, so when I saw on their Facebook page that they were realising baby food, I got very excited! In one of the wafer packs that I purchased, their was a voucher for one of their new Little Bistro pouches, so I jumped at the chance for Luke try them!
Our first experience of the Little Bistro range would have been so much better if I had read the ingredients a little more closely! I missed the peas.. Luckily, after Luke’s third spoonful and my 10th, I tasted it! Luke was very, very disappointed when I didn’t let him finish it, there was a minor meltdown! But I however really enjoyed it!
It tasted fresh and full of flavour and (with some bread and butter) I had this for my dinner instead! I will definitely be buying this brand again.
My First Savsé *
I first caught a glimpse of these on Facebook and was really interested in getting my hands on some! I contacted the lovely people of Savsé to see where I could get some and they very kindly sent me some for Luke to try!
My first experience of Piccolo was after a music class I took with Luke when he was very small. We were given a sample and I put it away in the cupboard, ready for when he started weaning.
Luke adored his first taste of Piccolo. It was Mango, Pear and Kale (with a dash of yoghurt!). I think he loved the creamy texture, as it was his first taste of yoghurt. The Raspberry and Apple (with soaked oats) is a breakfast favourite for both Luke and I. I always make sure I have a few in the cupboard.
Piccolo is definitely a firm favourite of ours and I couldn’t recommend them enough!
I have always liked the sound of this brand, so I picked up a few of their snacks and fruit pots for Luke to try.
Luke absolutely devours the fruit pots for breakfast and pudding, he loves them! The second he sees them, his legs and arms start to go. It is so cute!