The Weaning Stage Part Two!

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Leo’s weaning is coming on well, he has been trying new things regularly and Keighley has been making her own food for him. This is fantastic for at home but when it came to going out we would put it in a pot taking up quite a bit of room in the baby bag, that is until Keighley stumbled across this on the Tesco Direct Website. 

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Fill n Squeeze

Fill n Squeeze is a product that allows you to make your own baby food and then take it out and about with the minimum of fuss. You just make your baby food as normal and then instead of putting it in pots or a bowl you put in the the plastic jug then use the plunger and squeeze it into the pouch to take out and about.

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The way this is done Is so easy and you can easily fill a pouch in around a minute. The pouch then is sealed with a screw cap as on shop bought pouches.

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The pouches are easily cleaned after use and can be used again and again. To clean the pouches we just repeat the fill process but instead of food use warm soapy water and then rinse out under the tap.

When Keighley said she had bought this I was dubious but it has turned out to be one of those products you can’t live without.  We would throughly recommend it to parents who really don’t want to use shop bought baby food. 

Product Review – Tesco Branded Ice Cream

A short time ago I joined something called Orchard at Tesco, soon after I received an email asking if I would like to participate in a campaign they were running involving Tesco Branded Ice Cream in exchange for a review.

The nice people at Orchard at Tesco sent through a pack for the campaign with a £3 coupon for myself to use and three 50p coupons to share out to family and friends, once that had been done we went on our usual family shop to our local Tesco Extra in Southend and carried out our shop as usual until we got to the ice cream department. We spent a bit of time trying to decide what flavours to try as they all sounded lovely and with an offer on as well that made it harder to choose. We soon however decided on one for us big kids of the house and one for the little kid of the house.

For us big kids we chose Tesco Chocolate Brownie ice cream and for the little kid we chose Tesco Neapolitan Ice Cream. The two came to just over the £3 coupon but we were confident it was going to be worth it.

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First up was the Chocolate Brownie and the wife and I had a small bowl each once the kids were asleep in bed and throughly enjoyed it. I have to admit it tasted a lot nicer then I was expecting, there was a nice smooth ice cream part (close to cornish ice cream) intermingled with it was these soft chocolate brownie bits. I was expecting it to be sickly,  but was pleasantly surprised to find that it wasn’t.  Keighley is not an ice cream fan, perhaps it’s with myself being a born and bred Southender that I love it so much, you know seaside towns and all that, however even she thought it was really nice and was just right.

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The Neapolitan Ice cream we bought was with our eldest in mind. A couple of days after the previous ice cream. Keighley and I thought it was Ok but nowhere near as good as the Chocolate Brownie but certainly nice enough for us to buy again in the future with the price being £1.70 for a 2 litre tub it certainly is good value for money.

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Our two year old however loved it and asked for more!  No pun on the story of Oliver Twist. He said it was yummy and was even using his hands to eat it so for that reason alone we will be buying it again.

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