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Month 10 (1)


Sophie will be 10 months old on the 6th of this month and I have literally no idea where the time has gone! She is so smart and so beautiful I feel so blessed to be her Mum

Sophie now…



Says ‘mama, dada, baba, nana’

Pulls to stand

Tummy crawls

Sits unaided for long periods of time

Walks with hands held

Hates being spoon fed

The last one is a particularly hilarious new development. Sophie has been spoon fed since we started on solids, bar the occasional Skip/Wotsit distraction crisp. We have in the past given her biscotti biscuits when her smile was still gummy. She would gum the heck out of them and loved it. When she got her teeth, she bit off a particularly large bit and choked (purple, back smacking, the lot!) and since then I have had a fear of the choking. So we stuck to our trusty Ella’s Kitchen pouches and carried on with life. The last couple of weeks however, Sophie has been taking bites of banana even when we didn’t want to share it and dong well. We’ve been giving her banana fingers and have gradually reintroduced those pesky biscuits.


Yesterday I had a bowl of Ella’s food, and she kept refusing the spoon. So I got up to get some banana for her, came back and she had wedged the bowl between herself and the highchair tray and was scooping the food out with her fingers and feeding herself! While this is very cute, and very clever, she missed her mouth a fair few times! I ended up stripping her off and while the bath was running, scattered some Ella’s Kitchen Puffits onto her tray and she happily ate away at them. It’s time to start using finger foods now and only spoon feeding occasionally.

She’s a very independent little girl and enjoys eating things for herself. This morning we had an incident with some blueberries where she scoop fed and needed a bath at 9am (see evidence photo!!!). For lunch I lightly buttered some bread into fingers, with a spoon fed bowl of crumble. She ate every bite and I had this swell of pride. I know there are babies who finger feed themselves 395241_10151485260997153_756575836_nearly, but I’m really glad we did pouches to start. Sophie has had four months of pure fruit and veggies and enjoys them so much. I’m really glad we got her used to new flavours before moving onto more solid foods. Tomorrow I’ll be adding eggs to lunch meal so she has egg and soldiers.

New developments are fun but I do wonder where the little squish I gave birth to has gone! Sophie is clapping when you say ‘clap clap’ to her, she is waving and smiling at people, even strangers. She wants to jump or walk everywhere now even if you don’t want to follow her around the room you kind of have no choice now she just leads on her tip toes.

I’ve been putting together a few comparison shots of her and I’m just astounded at the rate she has grown. Sophie is such a big girl compared to how she was and being in a strict routine from 15 weeks (since we moved her to her room) has been very helpful. Of course we deviate occasionally but she’s always in bed for 7pm and up around 5-6am with no wake ups. The only times we get up for her is for night terrors (which are awful!) or the very occasional dummy run. My dummysucker is also refusing dummy unless we’re putting her for a nap or she’s in the pram. It’s all getting so much with her being so big!

I really hope any other dummysuckers we have are just as cute 🙂




Ella’s New Range & THE MOST AWESOME Mini-Est Milk Float!

I’m a big fan (as is Sophie) of Ella’s Kitchen pouches. They’ve got so many different flavours and I blog about them regularly in my reviews section.

I was sent some brilliant info about the new mini-est milk float, to promote the new dairy range by Ella’s Kitchen.


– Ella’s Kitchen unveils the world’s smallest milk float to deliver the big tastes of their new dairy range to little ones –

The world’s smallest milk float, standing at just 133cm tall and 88 cm wide, has been revealed today to help bring the big tastes of Ella’s Kitchen new yoghurts, fromage frais and rice pudding to tiny tots. Having taken specialists over three months to develop and construct, the mini milk float has bespoke features including a steering wheel measuring just 22.5cm and a 45cm windscreen, making it a perfectly miniaturised version of the real thing.

The world’s tiniest milk float has been created by baby and toddler food expert Ella’s Kitchen and goes on tour from today to welcome its new range of 100% organic fromage frais, yoghurts and desserts to the dairy aisle.


The battery operated tiny milk float is 60 per cent smaller than the average float and designed to be just big enough to be driven by Paul Lindley, Ella’s Dad and Founder of Ella’s Kitchen. He was spotted out and about on the streets of London, delivering yoghurts to little ones across the capital.

Paul Lindley comments: “We created the first – and the world’s smallest – tiny milk float, to celebrate the BIG tastes of our new dairylicious yoghurt, fromage frais and rice pudding – as you can see I can barely fit inside it! It was tricky to make the smallest milk float in the world and it was a real test for the designers, but we felt it was the best way to capture exactly how our new range is perfectly sized for little ones, but still contains big tastes for tiny taste buds with up to 20% real fruit and no added refined sugar. We’re excited about tiny tots experiencing our new range for themselves”.


Ella’s Kitchen’s new dairy range contains no added refined sugar and provides a natural source of calcium, so they are a great way to introduce dairy to tiny tots for the first time.

The new yogurts, rice puddings and fromage frais are available to purchase in the dairy aisle at Asda, Tesco, Waitrose and Ocado.

My review for the new dairy range will be up soon as I can get my hands on them! Keep your eyes peeled ladies and gents!