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10 things I’d totally forgotten about weaning!

If you follow us here and on social media you'll know weaning is in full swing here at Crummy Mummy [...]

By |November 16th, 2020|Parenting, Weaning|5 Comments

Introducing solids with Piccolo’s new baby food service

There's been a milestone mummy moment at Crummy Mummy HQ this week. After six months of exclusive breastfeeding it's time [...]

By |November 8th, 2020|Parenting, Reviews|0 Comments

Win £30 worth of Messy Me oilcloth weaning accessories!

Fancy winning £30 worth of oilcloth weaning accessories in a range of fab designs? Then read on! With baby led [...]

By |March 19th, 2018|Competitions, Parenting, Reviews|11 Comments

#MySundayPhoto

Can you spot the teeth? It's been six weeks since Littlest B's first tooth appeared and it wasn't long before [...]

By |October 8th, 2017|Parenting|4 Comments

5 fun weaning recipes for kids

They say don’t play with your food, but I reckon that’s precisely what we should be encouraging kids to do. [...]

By |September 18th, 2017|Parenting, Recipes, Weaning|6 Comments

5 of the best no-cook baby weaning foods

Forget rusks and biscuits. Today’s babies are more likely to be weaned onto rice cakes and avocados if the latest [...]

By |March 8th, 2017|Parenting|13 Comments

An Ode to my nursing bras

After 20 long months I’ve decided it’s time to stop breastfeeding Little B. He’s never slept through the night, and [...]

By |July 20th, 2016|Parenting|13 Comments

10 things they don’t tell you about extended breastfeeding

Everyone tells you there’s a big difference between breastfeeding a newborn and breastfeeding a toddler. But what they fail to [...]

By |May 16th, 2016|Breast feeding, Parenting|26 Comments

Things you can’t do now your baby is a toddler

The other day, when I was pushing Little B in his pushchair and trying to quietly rip open a Wispa [...]

By |April 25th, 2016|Parenting|120 Comments

Would you let a stranger breastfeed your baby?

Have you heard the story about the mum who let five strangers breastfeed her baby? She was taken into hospital [...]

By |April 15th, 2016|Breast feeding, Parenting|36 Comments

10 signs your baby is a weanager

I thought the terrible twos were the first tricky milestone we’re supposed to face, but apparently there’s a new one: [...]

By |October 19th, 2015|Parenting|63 Comments

Ella’s Kitchen finger food review: let weaning commence!

Just when you’ve settled nicely into a routine, it’s time to change it again and get used to a new [...]

It’s no use crying over spilt milk

Who thought giving up breast feeding would be so hard? Not me. I thought, if you let things roll, that babies just ‘gave up’ or grew out of it of their own accord. Silly me. I don’t think BB will ever grow out of it if left to her own devices. So after two days in which no breast milk was consumed owing to the fact Misery Guts and I were away, giving up breast feeding has (once again) started in earnest. Having read absolutely nothing on the matter or furnished myself with any kind advice, in a bid to avoid the dreaded mastitis or engorgement we’re going for a week of bed time feeds only, followed by a week of dropping those too. Is this the right way to go about it? Is this approach too hasty? Will it work? I haven’t the faintest. […]

By |May 8th, 2013|Breast feeding, Family life, Food, Weaning|2 Comments

Saying no is harder than I thought

Given that BB is 19 months old today, I thought I’d update you on how weaning her off the boob is going. The short answer is: it’s not. I’ve given up giving up breast feeding. It was going fairly well when I last reported back, fairly well ish anyway, in that I was making a concerted effort to stop, but it’s the effort part that’s the problem. I haven’t got the energy to make the effort – there’s too much else going on and it’s simply too easy to feed her. And I get to have a sit down. […]

By |March 15th, 2013|Breast feeding, Family life|2 Comments

Chilli on the nipples? No thanks

My appeal for any suggestions on how to encourage BB to drink more milk from a beaker than she does from the boob prompted some interesting results. Namely putting chilli on my nipples to ward her off. Apparently this is quite common in Melanesian culture, but quite honestly I was horrified. […]

By |February 4th, 2013|Breast feeding|0 Comments