I am a mum of two – an almost 6 year old boy who is a fussy eater and a almost 1 year old girl who is baby led weaning and loves everything I put in front of her.
Cooking before kids wasn’t really much of a problem, you didn’t have to be so inventive when in the kitchen, as you knew exactly what you wanted, got out the ingredients and viola a little while later your food was cooked.
However, add a fussy eater to the mix and you have a problem. No one wants to have to cook separate meals throughout the day. I knew when my littliest came along, that I wanted to do baby led weaning with her when she was ready to be weaned. I also wanted to make sure she was getting as much variety as possible, while still trying to please my eldest (the fussy eater). It turns out so far that she LOVES her food. My eldest didn’t, he pretty much hated everything I put in front of him, either clamping his mouth shut or swiping the contents of his highchair tray with one swift movement . He just wasn’t interested in food in the slightest. I did start off spoon fooding him, so whether that made a difference, I will never know. I switched to baby led weaning with him when he was about 8 months old, when I found out about it on an online parenting forum. It was so much easier and stress free.
So how on earth do you keep both kids happy, while at the same time making sure they both have wholesome and healthy meals? Well that’s a good question really and one I hope to tackle right here on this blog.
I love cooking and coming up with yummy and delicious recipes the whole family can enjoy. So join me with the recipes I create for my two very different children. I promise to share those which are successful and those which are not so much. It doesn’t matter whether you stumble across my site while looking for a recipe for baby led weaning or your very own fussy eater. I am sure I will eventually have many recipes for you all.