How This Site was Born!

Hello!

My name is Christine Albury and I'm a mum of 5. I'm originally from the UK, spent 10 years living with my children in the Bahamas, and am currently back in the UK again. So if you see references to both countries throughout this site, that's why!

I’ve always loved to cook (and eat, haha!), so when our first daughter came along in 1994 I quickly decided that I wanted her to share the same appreciation for delicious, healthy food that’s so important to me.

I began making my own baby food as soon as she started solids, which was actually considered a bit unusual back then!

But, gradually, my skeptical Mum friends began asking me what I used in my baby food recipes and giving my ideas a try. 

And it was wonderful to hear that they were really enjoying making the food, their babies were enjoying eating it… and it didn’t take nearly as much time as they feared!

Plus, of course, it worked out a lot cheaper than buying jars!

Our big move!

At that time, our family lived in England. We went on to have three more children (all raised on yummy homemade baby food, of course!) – but, just after the birth of our fourth child in 2004, we made a life changing decision.

We sold up, packed our bags… and moved to the Bahamas!

Once we’d settled in, I decided to make another change and do something I’d been wanting to do for ages… make a compilation of all my recipes for baby food and the knowledge I’d gained in feeding our little ones.

And that’s how – In September 2005 – the Homemade Baby Food Recipes website was born.

The trials and tribulations of feeding a baby!

Putting this site together has not just been a wonderful way to share my recipes – it’s also been a great way to share lots of other things I’ve learned throughout the years, too!

I’ve had to deal with my fair share of upset tummies, refusals to eat, messy mealtimes etc etc – so this site contains lots of information and resources to help you overcome those difficulties!

I’ve also had to deal with rather awkward situations, like not always agreeing with advice from the professionals (I’ve actually had advice from doctors to start solids as early as 3 1/2 months!), so I’ve done my best to present information about topics such as the most appropriate foods for baby, the need for iron/vitamin supplementation etc from both perspectives.

Making the move from one country to another has been very helpful in gaining a better understanding of how feeding practices and recommendations may differ.

Infant nutrition advice in the UK is a little different to that given in the Bahamas, where recommendations more or less mirror those of the United States and follow guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

I’ve also received masses of correspondence from visitors all over the world since our site was established, giving us a valuable insight into infant feeding practices in other cultures.

Building this website has been very rewarding and it’s been wonderful getting to know other Mums from across the globe. I’ve also been invited to write for other sites worldwide, including Canadian Parents, BabyWorld (in the UK) and Real Savvy Moms in the US – plus I’ve written many guest articles for other blogs and websites.

I really hope this site inspires parents everywhere to give making their own baby food a try.

My children have truly thrived on it and are growing up to be very adventurous in their food choices.

Of course, they have a weakness for goodies like ice cream and candy just like other kids – but they have a great respect for healthy foods – and what’s more, they enjoy them!

How to contact Christine

If you have any questions or comments about my site – or even if you’d just like to say hello – you can contact me using the form on this page.

I’d love to share our e-mail address with you here, but sadly there are too many spammers just waiting to send us their ads – and we want to be sure that YOUR messages are read!

I look forward to hearing from you.

With warmest wishes to your family from ours,


Christine



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