Despite a little bit of trouble at the start of weaning, Emma’s always been a good eater. I tried to get her in a routine of always eating in her high chair at the table, which has worked pretty well. Usually she’ll have a bowl of pasta or rice for lunch and once we got in the swing of things, it felt like she was really looking forward to her mealtimes. When things got a little bit tricky, I could always whip out an Ella’s Kitchen pouch and lunch was always gobbled up no problem. But just like any phase with a toddler, I knew I couldn’t let my guard down and relax. It would change one day, without warning. And just like that, it did.
Whenever this happens, I always feel like I’m last to get the memo…like Emma has been shouting for the change for a while but I’m determined to finish off the last batch of pasta sauce I have lovingly prepared! It’s hard sometimes to make that differentiation between what is an off day; is she teething? Have a cold? Is she overtired? And then all of a sudden something jolts you out of the disillusion and you realise that she’s changing – she’s growing up. She’s no longer a baby who needs to be spoon fed and wants to take her independence to the next level.
So I realised that Emma wants to feed herself all the time so I’d have to mix it up a little bit to help her out! She seems to manage okay with a bowl of pasta for dinner, but for lunches I have started making her a little picnic with a sandwich, a few snacks, some fruit and a yoghurt. And thanks to the lovely guys at Bibetta, we’ve been able to try out their new lunch bag. It’s a first for us as we would usually have an early lunch at home before heading out for the day, so it was exciting to try it out.
I found the design very cute with an owl in a tree on lime green background – it is made of neoprene, which insulates the food and is very easy to clean. It does say you can pop it in the washing machine, but I found it would wipe-clean pretty easily. The dome-shaped bag had lots of room for us to put our lunch and snacks in, with room for Emma’s sippy cup too. I also loved that it had a little handle for her to carry as well – she absolutely loved it and was very territorial over her little lunch bag!
We headed down to Hove Lawns for a little picnic by the beach with Daddy and brother James, with our lunch bag in tow and it was a success. It was lovely to be able to explain to Emma that this is her special bag and make a real event out of the lunch…in the past she would only pick at the lunch bits so I’ve been getting a bit worried about how much food she is eating. But this was a roaring success 🙂 Thanks to Bibetta for letting us try out your new lunch bag, we absolutely love it!
If you’d like to buy a Bibetta lunch bag, they are currently on sale via Amazon at a discounted price of only £4.99 (usually they retail at £14.95 – so hurry!).
Disclaimer: Bibetta sent us our lunch bag for the purpose of this review, but all words and opinions are my own.