Saturday, 26 March 2016

The Moment We Tried..

It's been 2 months since we started weaning and we are now onto the second stage of solids; which means more lumps being introduced, as well as finger foods. Grace has tried a whole host of foods to increase her dietary intake and prevent her from being a fussy eater later on like her mummy!

With every new taste comes funny faces. Even now, when she isn't expecting a particular flavour she has a look of disgust on her face which makes me laugh, but then opens her mouth ready for more. For a while, she decided she hated porridge but as she has gotten older and the more times I have given it, she's decided she likes it now. It takes around 10 times to repeatedly give a food to confirm whether they like it or not.

The moment we tried meat - Hipp Organic's My First Sunday Lunch.
On first taste she wasn't so sure but quickly decided she loved the taste of turkey and wanted more!
From the minute we started weaning I made sure to start with savoury foods (vegetables mainly), so not to start on an instant sweet tooth. At first, she was very open to all tastes but now she knows what she likes and dislikes, she will always prefer sweet over savoury. Wonder where she gets that from..? Guilty. It's important to check that the savoury food you give to your little ones don't include hidden sugars, which is where Hipp Organic comes in. At HiPP Organic, they only add sugars to recipes that you would add sugar to if you were preparing the recipes yourself (such as custard), and they control the amount of sugar in all their baby foods very carefully as it’s important savoury foods do not contain hidden sugars from fruit.

The fruits & vegetables used in HiPP Organic jars and pouches are grown on dedicated organic farms, where they are left to ripen naturally and harvested at their plumpest & sweetest. These organic ingredients are then gently steam cooked to protect the nutrients and keep every ounce of flavour to provide babies with the best possible start to weaning and beyond.

The moment we tried melon. She wasn't the biggest fan, so I tried it in a mesh food feeder which made it easier to eat - albeit very slippery!

The moment we tried toast. Grace loves toast now and gets better eating it every time! The texture confused her at first, but now she's learnt to use her teeth to help her.

We're constantly trying new foods and I love experimenting with different flavours and combining them.


Are you currently weaning your little one? Want to be in with a chance to win a sweet & savoury bundle from Hipp Organic? Enter the competition using the Gleam form below for your chance to win! For an extra point, tweet a photo of the moment your little one tried a new flavour. Don't forget to tag @PaulaMakeup_, and @HippOrganic using the hashtag #themomentwetried.

Good luck everyone!

Hipp Organic Sweet & Savoury Bundle Competition

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  1. My son and daughter both loved butternut, think little sister will as well.

  2. My little granddaughter loves banana. She will eat it on its own, mashed on toast, in porridge, with stewed fruit, mixed with coconut milk powder, or mashed into vegetable curry. In fact the addition of banana seems to make any food palatable.

  3. My son Charlie, 7 months, can get enough go of banana! He just loves it in every form!


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