How to encourage your toddler’s development through play

Being a toddler is hard work. They are developing rapidly and one of the primary ways they learn at this age is through play. They are busy working out how things work, and how they fit into the world around them. Find out how you can support their physical, emotional and cognitive development through play. Find out the best ways you can support and enhance their development as they play.

Babys first smoothie

This is a delicious baby smoothie that is a variation of the grown-up one. Baby tummies may not be up for cow's milk when they first start solids but yoghurt is so much more baby friendly. Wizz it up with some berries and watch them ask for more please!

Apple juice

A really flavour packed and pulpy concentrate that has no added sugar. This apple juice recipe can be served to babies from 4 months of age. It has no added sugar and can be easily diluted. It is gentle on little tummies.

Pastitsio

This recipe is great to make in little ramekins at the beginning of a busy week so you can pull them out of the fridge and pop them straight into the oven on one of those nights when you just can't face cooking.

Cheeseburgers

Make these cheeseburgers for a fun family dinner that everyone will love! Adapt the fillings to your family's tastes and maybe serve with some fries for your own homemade takeaway!

Chicken and corn chowder

There is something truly special about the combination of chicken and corn - without being too heavy and hard to digest, it is filling and nourishing, which makes it perfect for little tummies. Try this simple chowder recipe that's been created just for babies and toddlers.

Baby bacon and spinach frittatas

Preparing your own baby food is simple and budget-friendly. Start with purees and move onto finger foods like these mini bacon and spinach frittatas. Perfect if your child has been introduced to eggs and is more interested in handling their own food now than having you feed it to them.