The Weaning Diaries | Finger foods

Although we are spoon feeding Austin rather than BLW he’s still enjoying lots of tasty finger foods. He usually has porridge for breakfast but recently we’ve added toast into the equation too! This is his first ever taste of it. Get ready for a very short video with a lot of confused faces and plenty of air grabbing!


Other than toast, Austin has been trying some Organix snacks, breadsticks, baby biscuits, grated cheese and he loves them all! I really enjoy spoon feeding Austin but it’s lovely to see him go for it himself with finger foods too.

We are going on holiday in the morning and as a little treat I’ve packed a small jar of cocoa and banana porridge for him. Can’t wait to see his face when he tries that one!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Sainsbury’s Christmas Food Haul (vlog)

I’ve been a little lazy with filming over the past few weeks so here’s our latest offering. It was a stressful one but worth it as we’re now fully stocked for Christmas!

Here’s my YouTube video – come shopping with us! 🙂

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Winter walks and afternoon tea in the country

We had a lovely time this week visiting Jessica and Jasper from Lilypod & Sweetpea at their lovely country home. We also met with Rom and Max from Beauty Bump and Me, Donna and William from The London Mum and Sarah and Isla from Knott Bump and Us.

All the babies really love getting together and playing – I can’t wait for Austin to be big enough to sit up and join in! Jess kindly made an afternoon tea and then we wrapped up warm and went for a walk. We all did some filming and I’ve put together a little vlog of our day. Enjoy and thanks for watching!

H x

Tesco Christmas clothing haul

The large Tesco stores are fab for baby clothes lately and we have picked some of the best bits this week! I went in to buy some tops for Austin but we came out with a whole load of Christmas stuff for him too – ooops!

I am really into long sleeved vests and leggings/joggers for him and the vests we found today are perfect for the festive season! We’ve popped a video up on our You Tube channel showing you exactly what we found…

Have you picked up any Christmas clothing yet and are you braving it early like us?!

Thanks for watching!

H x

The weaning diaries – Day one!

The day is finally here! We are on the weaning wagon relatively early and I’ve been so excited to see Austin’s face when he has his first taste of food. We went for it today and he seemed to love it! Obviously like all babies he is used to pushing his tongue forward to drink from a bottle, so it’s our job now to keep going with solids and teach him to keep his tongue back and swallow.

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For his first taste we went with good old carrot. I had already frozen a lot of puree last week in preparation, labelled it all up in tiny pots and put them inside a large sandwich bag in the freezer which made things nice and easy today. While he is eating such tiny amount – a teaspoon or two at most – there is little point in me making my own puree, so for my preparation I used Ella’s kitchen pouches. I froze them in ice cube sized portions which are perfect. The reason I opened pouches and froze ahead of time was because otherwise I’d end up opening a fresh pouch each day and nearly the whole thing would go to waste. This way I can grab a freezer pot in the morning and let it defrost on the kitchen side or in the changing bag if we’re out of the house. The perfect portion would then be defrosted and ready to eat at room temperature by lunchtime. Clever, innit?!

I have recorded a little vlog of Austin’s first day on our You Tube channel, which you can view here:

I’m really excited to carry this on and see how he progresses and whether he becomes someone that loves his food like me or is a little fusspot. Although I can safely say that after I’ve had 10 years working as a nanny, I know every trick in the book and he won’t get away with any dinner time mischief on my watch! Poor kid….

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Thanks for reading 🙂

H x


Christmas clothing haul Vlog

I’m getting used to this filming lark! Today’s vlog is all about Christmas jumpers – the tackier the better, right?! Austin and I have built up quite the collection so thought we’d take you through them and where we found our bargains.

Don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe – thanks so much for watching! 🙂

H x

A day in the life…Sunday! Our first proper vlog!

Eeek, so here it is. A friend of mine took me to the pub this week and taught me the basics of iMovie as I was absolutely useless. I’ve played around with the footage from last weekend and this is what I’ve come up with! I’ll be the first to admit it’s terrible, but it’s my first go and you have to start somewhere, don’t you? 🙂 I’m really looking forward to doing more filming and getting better at making these videos as I go.

I’m new to YouTube so if you have an account and you like my video, please hit like and maybe even comment if you’re feeling generous! And don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE!!! Thank you!

Here is a day in the life of our Sunday. We went to my Church to listen to Rich Wilkerson Jnr. Think you recognise that name? Yep, he married Kim and Kanye! He’s a big part of our Church and we’re so fortunate to hear him a lot.

The friend with me in the video is Jess from Lilypod and Sweetpea. You’ll also find her YouTube channel here.  Enjoy!


My first vlog! The no mirror make up challenge…

Wow, am I nervous about this! I hate my voice but since this was such a worthy cause I thought I’d give it a go. My lovely friend Jessica from Lilypod and Sweetpea gave me the idea after I saw her attempt at this. I’m very sorry for the impossibly poor lighting, but since it’s my first vlog you can let me off. I’ll be sure to sort that out in future!

OK here goes!!

If you’d like to donate to Henshaw’s then click here for the direct page and more information.

Thanks for watching!

H x