In the Friday Dish this week: discreet and stylish breastfeeding tops from Milla; one place left on the Cherry Blossom Cupcake Workshop; fab oilcloths in lots of lovely prints; and PaediaSure Shakes from Abbott Nutrition.
Fuss-Free Breastfeeding in Style and Comfort
You know how it is when you see a product that so uniquely provides an answer to a problem, you wonder why no one has ever thought of it before? That pretty much sums up Milla – a specialist clothing brand that designs beautiful, discreet and fashionable tops for breastfeeding mums.
Forget hiding baby under a blanket while you feed her in public, or fiddling about with buttons and layers. Milla tops have two hidden side zips (one on each side) which you unzip from the bottom up, giving you access to your maternity bra with the minimum of fuss. The in-built modesty band covers your tummy all the way up to the bra-line, so you can breastfeed and hang out in your local coffee shop without letting everything else hang out at the same time.
Cherry Blossom Cupcake Workshop – Flossie Pops Cakery
There’s one place left on this month’s popular Cherry Blossom Cupcake workshop at Flossie Pops Cakery in Sissinghurst, Kent.
You’ll learn to create beautiful domed cupcakes, use cutters and sugar craft tools to make delicate blossom, and pipe with royal icing and you’ll also get to take home a box of beautifully-decorated cupcakes and a host of new skills and inspiration.
Stylish Oilcloths from onlyoilcloths.co.uk
You’ve got to love an oilcloth. That easy wipe-clean surface that makes light work of keeping the dinner table stain-free as well as protecting precious surfaces from the kids’ paint and glue projects, muddy dog paws and the occasional coffee spill.
Just a couple of years ago, when I did a Google search of oilcloths it turned up only a limited selection of dotted prints. Well, not any more. If you’re looking for oilcloth to make a table covering, cushions, bags, whatever it is – then you’re going to go just a little gaga at Only Oilcloths.
PaediaSure Shakes for Fussy Eaters
I promised I would update our Friday Dish review of PaediaSure Shake published a fortnight ago once I’d had the chance to speak Abbott Nutrition, the company behind PaediaSure.
You’ll remember that I received a free sample of the shake in with my usual online grocery delivery. It’s aimed at children going through the fussy eating stage, providing a whole array of nutrients including iron, calcium, vitamins, protein and even probiotic bacteria. At the time I was concerned about the amount of added sugar in the shakes, around two teaspoons per shake.
Well, Abbott Nutrition did get back to me and addressed my concerns. I’ll quote Abbott Nutrition from our conversation:
“PaediaSure Shakes are a supplement only, providing a helping hand and short-term bridge while children go through the fussy eating phase and as parents try to establish healthier eating habits. We are of course aware of the concerns about sugar in the shake, but a lot of work goes into creating the shakes, and we do have to make sure they are palatable for children. There is less sugar in our PaediaSure Shakes than the average glass of apple juice.
“We are very committed to helping parents and in that respect we do promote a complete package of advice and tips to deal with fussy eaters. Our website is a good resource of tools to help parents and our Facebook group regularly has many positive reviews from mums”.
At the time of reviewing the shakes I said I was a little skeptical of the product, but having spoken to Abbott Nutrition, my concerns have been addressed.
I am the mum of a fussy eater and there have been times I’ve been extremely worried about her nutrition, or lack of it. So I know how something like a PaediaSure Shake can be useful if only for giving a parent peace of mind.
As Abbott Nutrition says, it is about a short-term solution to keep your children healthy while you work on addressing better eating habits.
You can find out more from the Paediasure website – www.fussyeaters.co.uk
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