Friday, June 1
Fridays with Kate and Freddie
Hello! I’m the latest Munch Mummy, Mum to toddler Freddie, wife, Primary School Teacher and co-owner of Tiny Adventures, a baby developmental class in Wellington. I have always loved cooking and food and been interested in nutrition and healthy eating. So when my gorgeous little man was ready for solids I was really excited! Freddie however wasn’t too keen on solids and after a few weeks of purée, asserted himself and refused to eat from a spoon. He’d spit out pretty much anything I offered him, especially if there were LUMPS! I tried all the tricks – toys, distraction, singing, feeding outside…
In the end I gave in to Freddie’s strong will, threw away the spoon and switched to finger food. We haven’t looked back since. I’m not saying mealtimes aren’t ever frustrating but generally they are happy, family (often messy) times and Freddie enjoys a varied diet feeding himself.
As a result of this journey I’ve become interested in childhood nutrition and how to make children’s meals exciting, appealing and full of flavour while keeping them healthy with minimal salt and sugar. So I started my blog Freddie’s Food which is meant to document my efforts to learn more about childhood healthy eating and nutrition and hopefully at the same time offer other Mums and Dads out there some fun meal ideas and solutions to the challenges of feeding a baby or toddler.
I’ll be sharing Freddie’s food adventures on munch every Friday. Blogging about his likes, dislikes, favourite foods and feeding behaviours and hopefully some helpful hints and tips as well as some yummy, healthy recipes.