Snacks without dairy your kids will love

Hey I’m back with more dairy free goodies to make your day. Woooot!  I wish I’d found something like this when Monkey was young. It would have made things soooooo much easier.  This is another of those blogs I’ve posted over at You & Baby. I’ve posted a bunch of our favourite recipes  and also some store bought dairy free snack ideas. Enjoy!

Just click on the (laughable) pic below to zoom you direct to the blog. And yes, I created this myself in paint. Laugh away. I know I’m no graphic designer…don’t even show hints of talent.

no dairy please mummy

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Going dairy free with your child

If you click on this pic it will zoom you over to the full post at You & Baby

If you click on this pic it will zoom you over to the full post at You & Baby

Eliminating a major element of your child’s diet can seem pretty full on when it’s happening, especially if you’ve never been down the food elimination path before. It’s particularly frightening if the thing that you’re eliminating is life threatening for your child. Fortunately that wasn’t the case for us. We were just dealing with a “suggested” intolerance and to be honest it felt like more a pain in the rear end than anything else at the time.

Coming up with great treats that your kid likes can be pretty tricky and we’d just settled on a bunch of great finger food options (as dear child was refusing to be fed at the time) that included cheese. And let’s face it, dairy features pretty heavily in most kiddie diets. Yoghurt and cheese sticks are a parent’s best friend. Anyway clearly I wasn’t entirely convinced that dairy was the source of our problems when it was all happening but I’m happy to admit that I was wrong.  Yes. I. Was. Wrong. Doing a thorough elimination (which is more than cutting out milk, cheese and butter I’m afraid) helped us so much that we are still dairy free now.

If you want to know more about our story and see some tips on how to make the transition smoothly then check out my guest blog over at You and Baby. Yes I’m guest blogging now! Isn’t that exciting?!  You and Baby have put together a great little blogging team and they are getting their skates on as we speak.  It will be a great resource for all parents and parents-to-be so head on over and check it out. And if you are interested in the dairy free stuff then keep an eye out as I’m going to do some posts with some of our favourite recipes and also some yummy and filling snack ideas to help you out.

Hope you’ve all had a splendid weekend wherever you are!

Mummy Flying Solo x

Sorry but I just didn’t enjoy breastfeeding…

There. I said it. It’s out there. I didn’t enjoy breastfeeding.  You can all think I’m a big meany with a heart of stone now. I feel bad for being so ungrateful about it too as truth be told it came to me pretty easily. My milk was a bit slow coming in so there were a few days there where I was sitting in my pressure stockings and knickers with a double pump on (oh so glamorous) and that wasn’t much fun.  I’d do that for half the day, trying to tempt the milk to burst forth out of my rock hard boobies like it was supposed to and get about half a centimetre of milk dribble in the cup. That was a tad disheartening I will admit. I’d look at that cup and think how am I supposed to sustain a life on a dribble of milk? But we got there in the end.  Continue reading