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Our Top Ten Items for Easy Weaning

Starting the weaning journey can be a daunting process – with so many different gadgets designed to help with weaning, so many different recipe books and websites devoted to the weaning process and so many ‘experts’ offering advice, it’s difficult to know where or how to start… In reality, there are a few key pieces of equipment which can help make the weaning journey easier and more manageable.  Here are our 10 best baby weaning products: A good high chair. In the Read More...

Dusty Blue Mini Stars – 10% Off

To celebrate the launch of our new and lovely Dusty Blue Mini Stars range, we’re offering 10% off any orders until Jan 31st.  Our high chair inserts, cushions sets for wooden high chairs such as Tripp Trapps, splashmats and tunic bibs are all available in this lovely new design.  It is also available to buy by the metre for stylish yet practical wipe clean table cloths.  Please quote BLUEMINISTARS at checkout. Read More...

Messy Trays & Sensory Boxes – Why We Love Them & Lots of Ideas

Here at Messy Me, we know how important it is to let little ones get messy from time to time.   It has been shown to have far reaching benefits when it comes to their development and education…and they usually have so much fun at the same time, which as mums we love to see. What we love about messy trays and sensory boxes is that you can contain the mess a little.  Your little one can have so much Read More...

Five things we love about our new High Chair Inserts

We’re really excited about our new High Chair Inserts which have arrived and are now in stock… Lots of people have been asking for these, so we’re delighted they are now available – in two of our favourite colours, with more colours and designs coming soon… Here are the five main reasons why we love our new High Chair Inserts: They are super soft and comfy – with lots of padding so they make mealtimes much more comfortable for little ones Read More...

Baby Led Weaning – Staying Relaxed in the Early Months

I have recently listened to a really great podcast interview with Tracey Murkett, co-author of Baby Led Weaning – Helping Your Baby to Love Good Food.  One thing which really struck me was how stressed we, as mums can get about the whole weaning process.  She strongly recommends taking a very relaxed approach to weaning in the first few months, following your baby’s lead and just accepting that they will eat when they’re hungry. Getting stressed and putting too Read More...

Managing the Mess at Mealtimes

Allowing children to be messy at mealtimes can send a shiver through even the most relaxed mums and dads.  However, time and time again, research shows that allowing children to explore their food using all of their senses is likely to encourage children to be less fussy and more open to trying new foods as they grow up.  Paying too much attention to table manners at an early age, with constant nagging at the table is also felt to Read More...

Pros and Cons of Baby Led Weaning

With the growing trend and buzz around baby led weaning, I thought it would be worth a quick look at the pros and cons surrounding this vs. the traditional puree route.  What is baby led weaning? Baby Led Weaning (BLW) involves introducing your baby to the world of solid foods without the need for purees and mush.  You simply put pieces of nutritious food in front of your little one and allow them to eat for themselves. With my first 2 children, Read More...

Slippery Slime for Halloween Time

There’s nothing a toddler likes more than to squidge, squeeze, squish and slop.  Whether its water, sand, mud or food. They love the feel of different textures on their skin and they’re learning at the same time as getting messy, so it’s good to give them the opportunity as much as possible. Benefits Of Messy Play Messy play helps them learn about texture and smell and cause and effect. What happens if they roll the mix? What happens if they let Read More...

How to encourage toddlers to feed themselves

Regardless of whether you choose to spoon feed your baby pureed delights or follow the baby led weaning approach, children will feed themselves using fingers, spoon and eventually knife and fork at varying ages. However, there is always room for encouragement! Finger Foods First stop are finger foods. Without too much consideration I fed my little ones purees with a spoon. I felt this gave me a little control in ensuring a certain amount of food finished up in their tummies. Read More...

Surviving the Summer With Messy Play

Don’t spend this summer counting down the days until the September school run, enjoy this precious time with your little ones. Even on wet weather days, with a little imagination there is so much more to be enjoyed than the ever loyal library and puddle jumping for fun. Messy play is so important in developing and cultivating your little ones skills through experimental, hands on experience. Kids love messy play and there is no better time to let them Read More...