We put a lot of Clara’s continued success down to her carefully managed diet and her love of food. Explore the pages below, including recipes we love. We always recommend you speak to your child’s registered nutritionist before trying anything new – we are not medical experts, just Clara experts.
Dairy, Soya, Gluten, Refined-sugar free A change from our usual cupcake recipe, our Peanut Butter & Raspberry Cupcakes are delicious and pack a punch of flavour. You can make them plain if you have no raspberries, or add a tablespoon of cocoa powder for a chocolate version. These are completely dairy, soya, gluten, refined-sugar freeContinue reading “Peanut Butter & Raspberry Cupcakes”
Dairy, Soya, Gluten, Refined-sugar free Clara’s been reading The Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson, at pre-school and we’ve recently got a copy at home. In the story, a little mouse imagines a big monster called The Gruffalo to scare the other forest critters, enabling him to eat his snack in peace. To his surprise, the monsterContinue reading “Gruffalo Crumble”
Dairy, Soya, Gluten, Refined-sugar free Since I discovered this silicone doughnut mould, we’ve been trialling all sorts of flavour combinations – chocolate orange, raspberry and coconut – Clara loves them all. They’re cupcake texture but she’s delighted she can have them. These are completely dairy, soya, gluten, refined-sugar free meaning they’re not only delicious butContinue reading “Sugar Free ‘Doughnuts’”
Dairy, Soya, Gluten, Refined-sugar free This is our go-to cupcake recipe as it’s really simple to add in almost any flavour you like. Today, I asked Clara what flavour she’d like and she said “just cinnamon please”. These are completely dairy, soya, gluten, refined-sugar free cupcakes meaning they’re not only delicious but they’re gentle onContinue reading “Cupcakes”
I know every time I write it down I end up saying the same thing. But I just cannot believe Clara is 8 months old now (just under 7 months corrected if you’re being specific, she was a 35-weeker). Clara is growing up. Her development is fantastic – we have been discharged from the PhysioContinue reading “Short Gut baby weaning: 8 months old”
From the minute weaning was mentioned months ago I was keen to get going. Turns out it wasn’t as straight forward as dishing up some purée… You can read our first attempt at weaning here. The first food Clara ever tried was an Ella’s Kitchen purée pouch – organic carrot, broccoli, and sweet potato. ClaraContinue reading “Short Gut baby weaning: a second attempt”
We’ve decided to start weaning Clara. She’s 23 weeks old, 18 weeks (4 months) corrected. Whilst official guidelines say to now wait until 6 months old, you can start weaning at 4 months old if you believe it’s right for your child. Some signs to look out for if you think your little one isContinue reading “Short Gut baby weaning: four months old”
When you’re pregnant, one of the things you need to consider is whether you want to breastfeed or bottle feed. You could choose both, you may have to choose one method. If you’re expecting a healthy baby, you never even contemplate your baby might not be able to feed orally. When Clara was born sheContinue reading “Feeding and nutrition: TPN”
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