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6 ways to get kids eating more veg

6 ways to get kids eating more veg

Mealtimes are always an experience for a young family! Sometimes as parents, we forget how diverse the world of food is until we discover the picky eating habits of our kids! Getting little ones to eat vegetables isn’t always easy, but it can be a lot of fun! With the help of Babease, we are exploring some of our favourite ways to help children explore the diverse and nutritious world of veggies. Kids eating more veg is like a constant battle in our house. VIEW the POST

You deserve it! 4 ways to spoil yourself this week

You deserve it! 4 ways to spoil yourself this week

When was the last time you pampered and had a chance to spoil yourself? Even though many of us are still restricted to our homes right now, finding the time to indulge, relax and unwind isn’t as easy as it sounds. Whether you’re trying to stay on top of your work obligations, taking the kids to their dental and doctor appointments, entertaining your little ones or helping your elderly relatives with their errands there seems to be a never-ending list of duties and responsibilities that have your name on them. Don't wait, spoil yourself this week... VIEW the POST

How to make family mealtimes simple

In many homes, dinner is the one time of the day where the whole family comes together and spends time in each other’s company. Family mealtimes are the ideal time for everyone to share their news and chat about their day. However, sometimes the reality of family mealtimes fails to match this expectation. For many parents, dinner can be a source of stress. When you have a hectic schedule and have had a difficult day at work, finding the enthusiasm to decide what to cook can be challenging. If your kids decide that they don’t want to eat the dinner that you have just spent time preparing, mealtimes can become even more stressful. But, mealtimes do not need to be this way; these tips should give you some ideas on how to make family meals simple and far less stressful for everyone:

4 Ways to encourage independence at mealtimes

4 Ways to encourage independence at mealtimes

Raising kids is hard enough at the best of times, and there are always a hundred and one ways of doing things. What one mum will call the ‘right’ way, another mum would be horrified at, and that can be really hard, especially if you’re a first-time mum. I loved watching my babies learn how to be independent at mealtimes. They were both eating Petit Filous by 5 months... oh and eating juicy pears was always fun. I started weaning at 17 weeks. VIEW the POST

What we will continue as a family after lockdown

What we will continue as a family after lockdown

I have been reflecting on life, during lockdown, over the past few months. It has been over 100 days since lockdown started and all of our lives changed from what we knew. Lockdown has taken away our busyness, our routine and our general pattern throughout the week. It was scary at the beginning but now I am glad. There is quite a lot to take away from this as a family after lockdown. VIEW the POST

7 Tips for getting the most out of your slow cooker

A slow cooker is a go-to solution when you want to cook and at the same time attend to other activities. Other cooking techniques such as boiling, frying, and baking require you to be present, but slow cooking cooks the food at a lower temperature without being attended to regularly. Many types of foods can be prepared with a slow cooker including bread. However, slow cooking is made more efficient with various tips, which include: