Helping your baby claim ownership of their own body

Thursday, 23 July 2015

I'll admit, I'm physically awkward socially.  I cringe at the thought of being randomly touched and the frayed ribbons of anxiety tangle and not at the prospect of obligatory physical contact, regardless of who it is.  In fact the only people I willingly touch and allow to willingly touch me are The Spawn.
Generally speaking, unless you're tipsy or deliciously high, you wouldn't randomly approach someone and physically touch them.  It's just not the done thing, to break through someone's personal space uninvited.  It wouldn't be very British.

So why do so many strangers feel it's acceptable to reach out and touch a baby, uninvited.  Think about it, they're basically taking advantage of a vulnerable human's inability to verbally consent or physically withdraw.  Strangers in the street randomly touching my baby's face or leg just because she's a baby and adorable.

How is that okay?  Why is that okay?

Banana & Peanut Butter Porridge Fingers #DairyFree #EggFree

Monday, 20 July 2015

Breakfasts are always hit and miss here, Things One and Two as well as The Dude are absolute cereal killers,  we go through so much of the stuff we need shares in it.  We can't even substitute with the cheaper own brand versions because they know.

Cheerios I've always nicknamed Mother's Helpers because should you need to get something done in the kitchen they work tremendously well at occupying your baby/toddler whilst in their high chair (and handy for practicing their pincer grip and fine motor skills)

Weetabix in baby led weaning is Satan's diarrhea insofar as to say it gets everywhere and you need to pray to the antibacterial wipes and the gods of broken nails to clean it up.  Often you contemplate using fire or a pick axe.

Toast is often used at lunch and the floor isn't very hungry for it in the morning.

Currently as we're egg-free and dairy free that also rules out omelette and scrambled eggs.

So we turned to the baby led weaning favourite; porridge fingers.  

#Summerdaysout Petits Filous Pouches

Friday, 17 July 2015

It's a familiar story, Thing One ate all the cereal, The Dude is starving (very loudly) and can't find his shoes and Thing Two is nose deep in a book.  You can't send them to school hungry, The last of the bread is now butties for lunch and they can hardly eat a yogurt en route to school, unless you want a manky spoon in your pocket on the way home.  Or can they?

Petits Filous are now available in pouches! Hoorah! (No really, this is a hoorah moment!)

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