As a qualified teacher, mum, parenting coach and all-round Early Years expert, Sophie has a wealth of practical, real life experience to share with parents.
As a mum of two and a registered GP, Stephanie has seen more than her fair share of little ones! She has lots of practical tips and professional know-how on hand to help parents.
Laura is our nutrition whizz – bringing her expert advice and experience from working with chefs, schools and nurseries to the Kiddylicious expert panel.
We have noticed when we go out to the woods or another open space at the weekend, our little one tends to need an extra mid-morning snack to get her through. You forget that they’re running around and burning all of this energy. Suddenly, we’ll notice that her energy plummets and goes a bit flat and can get a little bit grumpy and it’s not even lunchtime yet. That’s why packing extra snacks is so helpful, because inevitably they will get hungry quicker if they’re active.
They definitely do get hungry quicker. Even if they’re not moving yet, babies will get hungry because their brain is working so much trying to process everything that’s going on.
For longer-term energy, protein can be really satiating and satisfying for the appetite; things like cheese, yogurt, little slices of pancake or boiled egg. That can be a bit more satisfying than fruit and keep them going to lunchtime. Try to get some protein into one of the snacks in any day. Nut butter is a good one to go on a rice cake or cracker because it’s that little bit more filling.