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How to reduce the chances of  having a fussy eater?

How to reduce the chances of having a fussy eater?

Share List Over the last three plus years of owning my BLW blog I have helped out many families with some of my personal tips on how to prevent or avoid having a fussy eater at home. Here are some tips for you: Introduce solids […]

What do I do if Ava doesn’t eat dinner?

What do I do if Ava doesn’t eat dinner?

Share List My daughter Ava (3yrs old) was 100% #babyledweaned she inspired me to share her journey of baby Led Weaning to the world 🌍 to inspire and to encourage others out there that there are other options to start solids rather than spoon feeding […]

A letter to my first baby…

A letter to my first baby…

Share List Dear My baby Ava, Yes you are still my baby no matter how old you are 💕 you will always be my first baby who taught me how to be a Mum. How to care so much (and worry), how to be patient […]

About Me

About Me

Share List My name is Rachael and my family are my world. I am a Mummy who is very passionate about nutrition, fitness and Baby Led Weaning. I started this website because there is very little information out there about BLW and what is available […]

How I got my VBAC! Vaginal birth after a caesarean

How I got my VBAC! Vaginal birth after a caesarean

Share List Firstly a HUGE thank you to the ‘VBAC Australia Support Group‘  Facebook Group! I couldn’t of done it without the support, research and stories from this group. For those that don’t know what a VBAC is, it is ‘a vaginal birth after a caesarean’… […]

How to tell if you have a ripe avocado? 🥑

How to tell if you have a ripe avocado? 🥑

Share List Want a perfectly green and creamy avocado on the inside and free from brown spots?? ✅ THE KEY IS “CHECKING UNDER THE STEM”. This part of the avocado holds a sneak peak for what’s going on under the skin. ‘Peel back the small […]

Salt, babies and tips to reduce salt

Salt, babies and tips to reduce salt

Share List Lets talk Salt… ‘Salt is bad for babies’ WHY? Their kidneys are not mature enough to deal with it. ‘Salt is in fact essential for health, helping to maintain and regulate fluid levels, balance blood sugar and transport nutrients around the body. Salt […]

Tips on Flying with a Baby Led Weaner!

Tips on Flying with a Baby Led Weaner!

Share List Stressed out about flying with your infant?? Don’t be. You can’t predict the flight, but you can prepare for the flight to ensure baby and Mum/Dad have a smoother, less stressful trip. Check out my tips below on flying (long-haul) with an infant […]

How Stopping Breastfeeding Changed My Relationship With My Baby

How Stopping Breastfeeding Changed My Relationship With My Baby

Share List “Our relationship changed within 4 days of stopping breastfeeding at 20 months old” I still can’t believe this time last week i was still breastfeeding Ava, two feeds per day, one feed when she woke up and second feed after child care around […]

How we prepared for childcare with a fully breastfed BLWer?

How we prepared for childcare with a fully breastfed BLWer?

Share List Ava was nearly a 1 year old when we put her into childcare full-time as I was going back to work… I was so grateful having spent one whole year with Ava all day every day, I would not have had it any […]

BLW encouragement & reflection at 8mo…

BLW encouragement & reflection at 8mo…

Share List Blast from the past! Bub ‘shy of 6mo.’ The start of our baby led weaning journey. How did we know when to start?? Bub could ‘just’ sit up supported with towels to keep her in position, she had a strong neck hold, she […]

Out and about with a BLWer?

Out and about with a BLWer?

Share List Head out and about with BLW, there is no reason why you can’t pack a container with some steamed carrots, sweet potato, pasta shapes, sticks of cucumber, buy a banana when you are out or just pull some bits out of the salad you are eating or […]

Flying with a BLWer? Want to see what we packed?

Flying with a BLWer? Want to see what we packed?

Share List Want to see what we packed for our BLWer? All airlines only offer puree for bubs under 12m. As we were doing pure Baby Led Weaning (baby self-feeds and eats real solids from 6mo+), purees/spoon feeding (the traditional way to feed your baby) […]

Baby Led Weaning. Worried about choking?

Baby Led Weaning. Worried about choking?

Share List Want to know the difference between gagging vs choking? Are you prepared what to do in the unlikely situation where your baby or toddler may choke? Are you about to begin BLW & are nervous? Have already started and are still nervous about offering […]

Baby Cereals – the pressure!

Baby Cereals – the pressure!

Share List Read the packet – you may think twice! There is so much pressure out there to buy processed ‘baby cereals’… It makes me angry that company’s such as #nestle can get away selling this type of cereal and pressuring young mums to feed their babies […]


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