Hand Mashed Pear and Mango With Cucumber

Ingredients:
2 Mangoes
1 Pear
Handful of finely chopped cucumber

Instructions:
Wash, peel and hand mash mangoes and pear
Sprinkle chopped cucumber on top
Serve!

*Avoid choking hazards for early weaners! Remove the skin from the pear (I did not for our 11 month old), and chop the cucumber more finely than shown in post above. I added the remaining portions to my Kiddo Feedo silicone freezer tray.

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Kiwi Served up Three Ways

Serving up delicious kiwi in three different ways! It was a fun Oogaa challenge, and I definitely plan to do this again with other ingredients. The kids’ favourite produce really depends on the day of the week, but lately we’ve been enjoying kiwi, so I chose this ingredient for my challenge. Raw is a fun way to go, because you can make or prepare your dish within minutes. So I chose to make an ice pop, serve it fresh, and make some chia pudding.

Ice Pop Ingredients:
1 kiwi
7 guavas
1 tangerine
cashew “milk”

Ice Pop Instructions:
Blend all ingredients
Pour into mold
**I used this mold by KiddoFeedo

Kiwi & Chopped Cherries:
1 kiwi cut in half
6 dark cherries cut length ways into four slices each

Kiwi Chia Pudding Ingredients:
3-4tbsp. chia seeds
5oz breastmilk
1/2 kiwi

Kiwi Chia Pudding Instructions:
Peel and chop kiwi into really small pieces
Place ALL ingredients in a container
Seal it tight, and let set overnight
The following day, open and serve
**To prep the chia pudding, I used this container by Innobaby

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Mashed Butternut Squash & Apple

Ingredients:
2 “red delicious” apples
1 medium size butternut squash
cinnamon
Garlic and Herb seasoning blend (optional)
Extra virgin olive oil

Instructions:
Preheat oven at 380 degrees
Wash and cut your butternut squash in half
Brush some oil on the cut sides of the squash
Sprinkle spice on top (optional)
Place cut side DOWN on baking sheet
Roast in oven for 45 minutes,
or until you can pierce all the way through
Once removed, let cool and then peel off the skin
Flip them over, and scoop out the soft center where the seeds are
Set aside

Wash, peel & chop apples
Add a pinch of cinnamon
Steam until tender
Combine all ingredients to a large bowl and hand mash using a potato masher
(no blender needed)
Serve

*I froze the remaining portions in my Kiddo Feedo silicone freezer tray as shown above. Roasting time for the squash will vary depending on size.

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Red Kidney Beans & Roasted Cauliflower

Ingredients:
1 head cauliflower
1 chopped garlic clove
Extra Virgin Olive oil
1/2c cooked red kidney beans (follow package instructions)

Instructions:
1.Preheat oven at 425°F
2.Chop your cauliflower into florets
3.Place on a FLAT baking pan
4.Add onion, garlic
5.Drizzle with olive oil
6.Roast for 30 minutes
7.Remove from oven and add to blender, along with your cooked red kidney beans
8.Blend and serve

Silicone freezer tray by Kiddo Feedo

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Nuby Bandana Bib With Teether (Review & Giveaway)

Nuby Teething Bib

As parents, my husband and I have been very fortunate to not have gone through the horrible teething phases everyone talks about. With three children under our belt, we have yet to experience the cries, sleepless nights, fevers and other not-so-fun symptoms of teething. For the most part, our little ones have experienced large amounts of drooling, and mild fussiness during that stage. It doesn’t mean we have gotten away scot-free. Our baby girl is now ten months old, and not only are there signs of teeth slowly emerging, but we are also still breastfeeding. So with that said, I’m not worried for her as much as I am for myself 🙂

Lately she has had her fair share of drooling and fussing during the day. She has a few teethers, and sometimes I put frozen fruit in a fresh food feeder for her to sink her gums into. When we don’t have those things at hand, she uses my shirt, or latches improperly during feedings, which in turns, causes myself some pain as well.

Nuby Teething Bib

If you haven’t heard of these teething bibs by Nuby Canada, I highly recommend checking them out. Not only are they a stylish accessory to an outfit, but they are reversible, and come with a teething corner for babies to nibble on. The teething corners are little plastic corners with bumps on them. The textured ends make for great portable chew toys, which means easy access for baby when on the go. The times these come in most handy is when driving long distance. If our baby girl’s gums are bothering her or she needs a distraction during a car ride, I rarely have to pull over to relax her. She has quick access to her teething bib and can self soothe until we have reached our destination, and that works out well for everyone. It is also great for babies who are not too sociable. If they are reluctant to be in the arms of a family member or friend, the teething bib is a fun way to keep them focused on something else, and possibly being more calm for photo opportunities as well.

My Favourite Features
•They are machine washable. Any products that are machine or dishwasher safe just make my day. As a mom of three, it really helps to own products that are efficient with regards to both usage and care.
•They have a VELCRO® brand closure tab. This makes them super easy to open and close. If you have a little one who is fidgety or fussy, you will appreciate a bib that literally takes seconds to put on. Also, sometimes she falls asleep with it on, and the easy tab means I can quickly remove it and get her in her crib without waking her. Mommy needs her quiet time too!
•Absorbent cotton keeps baby dry. Perfect for the minutes leading up to family photos, or keeping dry during a long car ride.

Overall, I can say that this bib is a keeper. I am all about versatility and getting more for your buck. This product falls under that category because you get two styles in one since it is reversible, and it is also two products in one. The designs are fairly unisex, which means you can pick some up for a baby shower without knowing the sex of the child in question. Everyone wins!

Nuby Teething Bib

Nuby Teething Bib

Nuby Teething Bib

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***I received sample product for review purposes. I have not been compensated for this review. All thoughts are my own.

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