Breakfast is often one of the best meals of the day to enjoy with your baby. They’ve (hopefully!) had a good amount of sleep overnight, and their appetite and alertness are at their peak. Take advantage of this time to offer a tasty, satisfying meal.
These are some of my favourite healthy breakfasts to share with my twin boys. Most of these can actually be made in advance, too, so you can have a few things ready to go in the morning and not be rushing around when your little one is hungry!
To make a basic chia pudding combine 2 tablespoons of chia seeds with ½ cup of milk (you can add a little more milk to thin the pudding out later if needed). Whisk the seeds into the milk, let it sit for 10 minutes, whisk again, then pop into the fridge for a few hours to set. It will last up to 5 days in the fridge so you can have it ready to go. Stir in fruit puree to add flavour, or add a little yoghurt to make the pudding more creamy.
Our Feeding Set-Up
- Target ‘Snacka’ high chairs (almost identical to the very popular Ikea ‘Antilop’ high chairs but the seat belt includes a shoulder harness which stops them from climbing up and out a bit better!)
- Wooden adjustable footrest for added stability in the high chair (lets baby place their feet on something while eating which makes them feel more secure and lets them concentrate more on eating, not balancing)
- Silicone suction plates, they wash well and are very durable.
- Our Grabease Cutlery sets! I’m currently loading up the spoon and fork and then handing them over to the bubs as they are only 13 months, however in a few months’ time, I’ll be encouraging them to scoop up the food on their own.
TIP – You can also pre-load your grabease cutlery and leave them on the tray for Bubs to pick up independently.
Monique Cormack is an accredited Nutritionist, part-time lawyer and mother of identical twin boys, Leo & Max. When she’s not juggling work and her babies she’s creating recipes to share on her healthy recipe blog Nourish Every Day. Stay in touch with Monique on Instagram @moniquecormacknutrition for recipes and nutrition tips!
Monique has just launched her first e-book! Packed with great finger food ideas for babies, you can now download her Finger Food Recipe e-book for free.