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Baby's Yummy Tummy - Baby’s First Foods

We are onto solids in our household for the first time, which is super fun and exciting. We have tried Bellamy's organic rice cereal mixed with breastmilk (which she loved!), and have also tried a few homemade purees (starting as single ingredients at first, and then moving to flavour combinations).

Flavour combinations that have been a hit include:

Avocado and Pear Puree

Mix half a very ripe avocado with a half peeled and steamed pear (mashed loosely). Add two-three teaspoons breastmilk and mash until smooth. 

Banana and Mango Puree

Cut one organic very ripe banana and one ripe mango into chunks. Blend until smooth. Optional to add two-three teaspoons of breastmilk for added immunity and nutrient boost.

Carrot and Potato Puree

Wash and peel one fresh organic carrot and one fresh organic small potato. Cut carrot and potato into small cubes and steam them. Rinse to remove starch. Puree steamed and cooked carrot and potato until desired consistency is reached. Optional to add two-three teaspoons of breastmilk for added immunity and nutrient boost.

Pumpkin and Spinach Puree

Peel and chop 1/4 pumpkin into small cubes (store remainder for mummy and daddy's dinner). Steam until tender. Finely chop a small handful of fresh baby spinach. Blend cooked pumpkin and spinach until smooth. Optional to add two-three teaspoons of breastmilk for added immunity and nutrient boost.  

Sweet Potato, Broccoli and Pea Puree

Finely chop 1/4 small sweet potato and steam until tender. Add 3 washed, organic broccoli steams/florets and a handful of peas and steam until tender. Puree or mash ingredients until desired consistency is reached. Optional to add two-three teaspoons of breastmilk for added immunity and nutrient boost.

Bon Appétit! 

What's In My Nappy Bag - Part One

The humble nappy bag, it seems so trivial. But, when you're on the go with your little one, you can't leave home without one. I thought we would share a few of our favourite products from Itty Bitty Green's nappy bag. Check out the details below:


Wipes are an essential in any nappy bag. They have a multitude of uses; from being instrumental at a nappy change, to wiping baby's messy face, to cleaning her fingers before she puts those germs in her mouth again! With my baby having eczema, many of the standard wipes irritated her skin, so I was keen to find something that would be safe, but also get the job done. I'd read about Water Wipes when they first came out in the UK and I'm pleased they're now here in Australia. Water Wipes are approved by the Allergy Board of UK and are made up of, you guessed it, water (99.9%) and also grapefruit seed extract (1%). You can purchase these from your local Safeway or Coles stores and selected pharmacies.

Muslin Cloth

The muslin cloth, or wrap, is a great edition to a nappy bag. It can be used as a swaddle for naps on the go when baby is tiny and can be used as a burp cloth, or cloth for weigh-ins at the nurses office, once baby is a bit bigger. Bubba Blue's Organic Muslin Wraps are made from organic cotton fibres, free from chemicals and also friendly on sensitive skin. You can pick up a pack of three wraps for around $30 from any leading baby store.


Disposable nappies are great for times where you are out and about with your little one. Ecorigionals disposable nappies are biodegradable and are free from chemicals or fragrances. 

Moisturising Cream

Given that my little one has eczema it is important that we moisturise her skin at every nappy change, even if that is on the go. I have tried multiple creams to help cure her eczema (more on this later!), and Little Innocents Organic Baby Intensive Moisturising Cream is one of the best. Little Innocents products are Australian Certified Organic, and the majority of the baby range can be used from birth. You can purchase the Little Innocents range from Chemist Warehouse at selected stores nationwide.