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    Hollie17
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    I have just had a new baby my 3rd and I am a nursery nurse, I have been helping out a few friends who have also had new babies by making baby food packages for them to help them wean their babies. This all started when my first time mom friend asked for some help and guidance with weaning her baby as cheap and healthily as possible. I have really enjoyed helping out And making bulk batches of fresh baby food for her and would be interested in helping out more parents near me. I wanted a few people opinions on if they think this is a good idea or if it could be useful before I look into it any further any feed back would be great.

    thanks xx

    #43475 Report

    Sherinam
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    Hello there, you will need to go on a food hygiene course and your kitchen needs to comply with regulations associated with food preparation. E.g you need two separate sinks. One for washing hands and other for food.

    #43476 Report

    Sherinam
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    Also I thnk also a risk assessment is involved as well as registering your business.

    #43483 Report

    Hollie17
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    Hey thanks for the reply working in childcare I already have had food hygiene training so have certification for that and have child development and nutrition training aswell as Training and a lot of experience with weaning babies. I was more think about people’s views on if they think it would be helpful and something other parents would be interested in me doing. Like are there many people out there who do struggle with weaning and cooking their own healthy baby foods.

    #43485 Report

    Sherinam
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    Oh that’s good.  I’m not sure what to say. My daughter only eats food that comes from my kitchen. She won’t eat junk food like nuggets or mcdonalds. It’s a struggle to get her to eat anything else if we go out. I Have tried to give her fast food so that she doesn’t go hungry on school trips. We are out on a trip today so I made a big lamb casserole & have to ensure she eats before we go on our visit. Personally I haven’t met anyone who was finding it difficult to cook for their babies. I cooked from scratch  for two days and nothing came out of the freezer.

    #43488 Report

    Greenfingers
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    I think it’s a great idea to explore and you might be able to access an audience (if you have a good plan) through NCT, sure start centres etc. It might be worth speaking to the health visitors that cover your area as they are the ‘professionals’ that most families would go to if they were struggling for ideas or getting their toddler/infant eating home made grub :0)

    #43489 Report

    Hollie17
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    I was looking more at helping people then making a business out of it. I know the health visitors offer help and support but I also know as I young single mom  with my first daughter I found the groups alittle intimidating and some of the moms weren’t the nicest.  I thought If people are struggling sometimes they Do not want to admit this to their health visitors as they can come across really judgmental. I thought If it was something targeted at single parents or struggling parents it might feel safe for them knowing everyone will be in the same situation and I’m there to help ideally I would love to set up a cook class maybe come along once a week and we can cook together make cheap healthy meals that they can take away. I really appreciate your help and thoughts with this it’s really nice to talk it out Thankyou

    #43490 Report

    Hollie17
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    I didn’t think many people struggled but talking to friends and parents i know through work I found actually a lot do and my main thoughts were baby food jars and pouches are actually a lot more expensive then going and getting a lot of Fruit and veg cooking it up and freezing it my friends were amazed how much they could save.

    #43491 Report

    Maria_91
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    To me this is a really cool idea. I have just found out I am pregnant, so I do know about meals when they are older but if I have to think about baby food the only thing that comes to my mind is mashed banana and carrots. So getting some more ideas would definitely be interesting :).

    #43493 Report

    Hollie17
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    There’s so much you can do and so cheap especially compared to baby food jars and pouches and it’s so easy Iv used really good tricks aswell to make it cheaper. If a class or group at a very minimum price was available for you To come along and cook together and you get to take away the meals you have made do you think it is something you would do or be interested in the cost would literally cover the cost of the food which when brought in bulk or with offers is so so cheap and could cost less then buying pre made food for the week any way. And if I set up as a charity I could get donations and support from local super markets and green grocers

    #43494 Report

    Sherinam
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    I think people will struggle if they don’t like cooking or fnd the whole deal over whelming. Baby food is quite easy to prepare and I would think its when they get older and giving toddlers more choices. Thankfully my. Child eats her veg and fruit and at tea time I still put out a selection of different coloured food to make meal times fun. I went back to wirk when my child was 10 mths old. I tried jar food when we travelled but she  just pushed it away. 

    #43495 Report

    Hollie17
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    It’s really good your daughter eats so well I’m also really lucky with my children but I do think it’s because we have always done that and cooked fresh and under stood the importance of healthy eating.  Working in childcare with hundreds of parents over more then ten years and working with in my community I know a lot of parents have no idea when it comes to weaning or healthy eating and nutrition and thats comes with all classes of parents I have had parents tell me they use supermarket home brand packets of smash as that’s all they could afford or do and didn’t know any better. I see so many toddlers and children who have not been weaned correctly or given the right foods and they Have grown up with terrible diets or eating habits and I would love to help parents from the very beginning so like us they don’t have to worry or struggle.

    #43497 Report

    Sherinam
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    Yes I know what you are saying. My daughter won’t eat cake or biscuits!! Only the little gems mctivitis in car. Its a struggle to get her ton

    #43498 Report

    Sherinam
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    Eat crisps. I can’t even remember her eating a chocolate bar!

    #43509 Report

    Maria_91
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    I think I would be interested in something like this. After one time I would probably have some ideas but I would definitely also like the socil part of coming together and cooking baby food 🙂

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