Thank you Louise @mumofboysandmabel for such a lovely post . Louise is a blogger and Mama to Stanley, Wilfred and Mabel and tells her story of motherhood one Coffee at a time !!
If I had to describe my own personal mothering style, I'd have to say 'winging it'. I have read a grand total of zero books about parenting (I tried when my first baby was a few weeks old and threw the book across the room in a fit of sleep-deprived rage after just a few paragraphs). But despite all this, there is one expert that really has helped me along the way - and that's @annabelkarmel. I was both scared and totally baffled about weaning my first baby until I discovered her - and ever since, I have followed her books and recipes religiously for all of my babies. I like feeding babies purees - but somehow, Mabel has been different to the boys. She's more interested in feeding herself, watching her brothers shovel food into their mouths, and wanting to copy. So when I found out that Annabel was launching a book about Baby Led Weaning (designed as a complete meal plan - or as a companion book to her spoon-fed recipes), I knew I had to have it. And honestly, it's a fantastic book. I've shown a few Mummy friends since it arrived and everybody was flicking through the book, 'ooh-ing' and 'ah-ing' when they realise how much their babies can eat, and pinging me since for recipes! The book is interesting, full of fantastic recipes (the whole family can eat), and so beautifully photographed and written. It's the weekend here in Dubai - and we started the day making Banana Muffins. Mabel could not believe her luck! She enjoyed eating it, playing with it, and (inevitably) making a massive mess with it! I have a whole batch in a tin for the next few mornings too - and I plan to make some of the lunch and dinner options in the coming days. HIGHLY recommended!
Buy online at Amazon (clickable link in my profile) #babyledweaning #annabelkarmel #collab