Baby & Toddler: Schedules

Recently, a couple of friends have had questions about schedules for babies and toddlers so I thought I would blog about my experience with E. For reference, E is now 25 months old.

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crustless pizza

crustless pizza

Another Nigella Lawson favorite in our family is this crustless pizza. The hubs is okay with it but E and I enjoy it for lunch whenever we have cold meats in the fridge we need to use up. It is very easy to whip up but does require a cook time of 30 minutes in the oven at 400°F so do take into account the amount of time your oven needs to preheat.

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Baby Product Update: Meal Time Products

E is now a full-fledged toddler (19 months and counting). Looking back, I do regret a number of purchases made, especially with regards to meal time. It really is absurd the number of cups/plates/utensils we have in the house. To note, we practiced (still practicing) Baby-Led Weaning (BLW) so E has by and large been feeding herself since the very beginning (6 months of age).

Here’s what stood the test of time or is currently working out for us:

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BLW: Banana Bread (with honey/agave)

banana bread with honey/agave

I love banana bread but usually find it too sweet. This recipe is adapted from a banana chocolate chip muffin recipe. I tried making the muffins (sans chips) but they didn’t turn out as well and the muffins were hard to remove from the muffin liners. Why not make it into a loaf then? It took a couple of tries before I got the bake time right, but basically you make the batter and bake it at the same temperature and time as you would for a loaf of banana bread.

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Balancing Toddler Life and Housework

E is now 18 months and is no longer a baby. I do miss the baby days where she was largely immobile and would stay in one spot and not complain much. Now I have a stomping, running, bopping toddler who wants to be entertained 24/7 (or at least whenever she is awake). E does have her moments were she’s playing/reading on her own, but by and large she wants the attention of someone – usually me.

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Breastfeeding: A Timeline

Here is a quick summary of key things moms-to-be/new moms should take note of with regards to breastfeeding. Do note that this post is based largely on my personal experience and the experiences of friends. If you have any health concerns/questions, you should seek professional help (i.e. lactation consultant/your doctor). Let me know in the comments section if there is anything else I should add.

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Breastfeeding: my journey thus far

It’s been more than a year since I started breastfeeding E, and yes, it does feel like forever, but when I reflect on it, it was just yesterday that E first latched on, my nipples were sore as heck, I cried because E wouldn’t latch on and struggled for the next 2 weeks or so till E started latching on again. The story is much longer that the few lines I just typed.

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