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  1. Hi I love the recipes on our site and want to try lots of them however I am not sure about how to measure the equivalent of cups? I think Australian cups are different to U.S cups ( I have a set of u.s. cups) so wondered if you can advise what cups would be in grams or if there’s a website that converts the ingredients? Wet and dry would be different I assume? Thanks in advance x

    • Hi Carol! Although US and Aus cups are different, the difference is only very very slight. Using your US cups would make no difference as the ratio of the recipe would remained unchanged. I hope this helps. Happy cooking :-)

  2. I’m having a hard time distinguishing the appropriate size pieces of food to give my 9 month old. One resource discussed cutting bits up, then posted rather large pieces of food being gobbled up such as whole broccoli florets and pear slices. Advice?

    • Hi! The best size/shape for your little one is chip shaped pieces of food. i.e. long and rectangle. This shape allows your little one to easily grip the piece of food with enough sticking out of their grip to nibble on with ease. The best texture is food that can be squished between your finger and thumb. At 9 months of age I would chop food into this shape for Grace and she loved it. I would cook fritters (pea, sweetcorn, carrot, sweet potato, carrot) and she loved them. I would simply chop the fritter in half and she found them really easy to eat. I would also make up vegetable chips using sweet potato, potato, pumpkin, asparagus, carrot, capsicum (basically anything I could cut into a chip shape). I would pop all of the vege onto a big roasting tray, drizzle with a little olive oil and roast for a good half hour or so, just until cooked and a little golden. I would also make frittata’s, vegetable slices and impossible pies that she loved. Also, at around 9 months your little one should be starting to refine his/her pincer grip which is basically their ability to pick small pieces of food up between their thumb and index finger. When your little one has mastered this grip he/she will be able to pick up and eat peas, corn, blueberries, raspberries, sultanas etc so when you feel he/she is ready you can start to offer these types/shapes of food. I hope this has helped and if you’re interested in checking out the recipes mentioned above simply visit my ‘recipes’ page. Good luck and please report back, I’d love to know how you go! X

  3. Hi, great site. Lots of recipes I am looking forward to trying out! My little one is 8 months tomorrow and we have been successfully BLW since she was 5.5 months. My question to you is about salad. I have given her quartered cherry tomatoes but found that I needed to remove the skin because she didn’t seem to know what to do with it! What is your experience? Also I see in the pictures salad leaves. How does your little one cope and at what age did you introduce them? Thanks. X

    • Hi! My little one often munches away happily on tomatoes (and later spits out the skins hehehe). Perhaps you could blanch and peel your tomatoes to help your little one along? We introduced salad leaves from about 7 months. In the beginning she really didn’t eat a lot but I thought hey why not get her used to seeing greenery on her tray (that way she’s no put off by texture/feel later on). Now she’ll happily munch away on a tomato basil salad. I hope this helps. Happy cooking! X

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