Our beautiful highchair was provided by BabyMoov as part of the ambassador relationship, but the opinions are my own.
Baby Hero is nearly 10 months old and he’s been enjoying a mixture of puree and solid foods since he was 7 months old or thereabouts [I knew to the day with Jensen – poor third child]. As he’s our most keen eater yet [read: we’re worried as a teenager he will eat us out of our home], his weaning journey so far has been so much fun, so fulfilling for both me [heart] and him [tummy].
This week he’s graduated from his pod and tray on the floor with me at mealtimes, to his own gorgeous and pretty amazing wooden highchair from BabyMoov. I’ve had three highchairs to date and this one blows all of them away. I can completely take each part off to clean – even the straps, and it stores to 15cm wide. It’s just brilliant. It was obvious from the moment we assembled it [it took five minutes] that it’s been designed by people who actually know mums and dads…and babies who lunch like it’s a full scale food fight.
So, highchair in action, from past experience I know the adventurous stage might not last forever and there will most likely come a day when he turns his nose up at whatever is on his plate. I worry about each of my boys’ nutrition and from my own experience with Gestational Diabetes, I worry even more about Hero’s future as he is more likely than the other two to be prone to type 2 Diabetes as he grows up.
Even worse is that I know I am probably his – and his brothers’ biggest challenge. I’m a feeder. I take great pleasure in feeding my boys and I’m also a hugely soft touch when it comes to Lyoto in particular as he is at the finicky stage and would live on pistachios, grapes, crumpets and nutella if I let him.
After a bit of reading and lot of common sense, I’ve decided to clean up our diets and begin with Hero’s as his will be the easiest to change. Not that he eats rubbish, but he has baby snacks and purees with ingredients I can’t pronounce and have no idea of their effect on his body. Hero is going to become a paleobaby, bit by bit. It makes the most sense to me. I’ll be so much happier knowing just what goes into my boys’ bodies.
We’ll share our favourite recipes here on the blog – they’ll be simple as I’m no Gordon Ramsay – and we’d love to hear from anyone who has a favourite meal too.
What are your thoughts on your children’s diets? Have you considered the paleo lifestyle?