Weaning- Sweet & Savoury! (CONTEST)

By 3/16/2016 , , , , , , , ,

Hi all! It's another weaning post and this time I want to talk to you all about the types of food we have been giving Isla, and the importance of ensuring your little one gets a proper variety when you wean them!

I'll admit straight up that I have a sweet tooth, and I'm sure I've passed that trait down to Isla. 

The face of a true biscuit lover!

When she was first weaned, we weren't the most informed and we made a lot of it up as we went along. Isla ate a lot of porridge, baby rice, and pureed fruit. 

Isla's first time eating blueberries!

Without thinking, we were giving Isla a lot of sweet and sugary foods (even though they were healthy mind you) and when it came to meeting HiPP Organics weaning specialist, Helen, she told us that we need to ensure we gave Isla a mix of both sweet and savoury or she would be more likely to favour sweet food as an older child (and we really didn't want a fussy eater!).

On this advice, over the past few months we have been doing every we can to broaden Isla's range of flavours and ensure she has a proper mix of things- not too much sugar.

The great thing is, we get the majority of our meals for her from HiPP and at HiPP Organic, they only add sugars to recipes that you would add sugar to if you were preparing the recipes yourself (such as custard), and they control the amount of sugar in all their baby foods very carefully as it’s important savoury foods do not contain hidden sugars from fruit.

The Moment We Tried.....

You can really see just from these three tastes that she has a preference for sweeter foods, but I'm pleased to say that despite her first reactions she always tends to get used to the savoury tastes after a couple of bites and polishes it off!

Try not to just stick to foods you know your little one likes. Instead, keep offering a variety of foods. It's normal for your baby to be wary of new foods, so be ready to offer something new as many as ten times before they accept it. Persevering now will help them develop into more adventurous eaters as they get older.

The moment we tried lemon! Ha!

I do give Isla a much wider range of home made foods as well. I've definitely got more confident in feeding her things I make from scratch and trusting her with feeding herself. She loves an omelet for breakfast and dairylea is a big favourite for her sandwich at lunch! Usually, dinner is a savoury jar from HiPP with some steamed vege's on the side.

I feel really confident knowing the prepared meals from HiPP are just as healthy as something I make at home. The fruits & vegetables used in HiPP Organic (pouches/jars) are grown on dedicated organic farms, where they are left to ripen naturally and harvested at their plumpest & sweetest. These organic ingredients are then gently steam cooked to protect the nutrients and keep every ounce of flavour to provide babies with the best possible start to weaning and beyond.


Are you weaning your little one at the moment or looking to wean in the near future? With the help of HiPP I am offering you the chance to win a Sweet and Savoury food bundle for your little one!

To enter, use the widget below and complete the requested actions! As one of your contest entries, we'd love it if you would share a photo of your little one and the first time they tried a new flavour, tagging myself on Twitter @stephblake_xo and HiPP @HIPPorganic using the hashtag #themomentwetried. Once you've made your tweet, fill in the relevant section on the widget below and it will count towards your entries!

Good luck, and thanks for reading!


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  1. Isla is such a cutie!! Marianna's favourite food is crisps - she'll make one crisp last ages, savouring it!

  2. My little sister likes strawberries

  3. my little girl is 6 months in a couple of weeks so she is still a milk monster but looking forward to her trying new food :)

  4. My son loves blueberries too and i love the photo of your son after he has eaten them

  5. Banana.

    Rachel Craig

  6. My little Superstar loves apple flavour rice cakes

  7. mashed sweet potato I sneak in all sort of other bits and pieces

  8. As just started weaning currently Carrot and Pear Puree. Also mango xx

  9. blueberries are a favourite here

  10. Robertgeneralmail4 April 2016 at 11:27

    Mashed carrots

  11. My son seems to like yoghurts but he's only 6.5 months so not tried too much yet

  12. tomato pasta is a firm favourite

  13. She loved cheese and sliced apple.

  14. My daughter goes mental for strawberries & mango!

  15. for our niece with new baby Felix

  16. my baby granddaughter's favourite food is banana

  17. My daughter loves strawberries x