Celebrity chef Neven Maguire, pictured, is asking parents to submit recipes for the First 1,000 Days Parents Recipe Competition which is in search of the best recipes for the first 1,000 days of life — pregnancy, breastfeeding, weaning and up to two years of age.
The competition runs until October and in total, there will be six winners with each winner plus a friend, getting an opportunity to attend Neven’s new cookery school in Blacklion, Co Cavan for a day in November, plus an overnight stay in Farnham Estate Hotel.
Recipes will also be featured in the First 1,000 Days recipe book. Recipes can be submitted to www.first1000days.ie
CREAM POWDER: Mums who like to use the gorgeous Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Diaper Cream will be interested in their latest product, Cream-to-Powder, which goes on as a cream and dries down to a soft powdery finish.
Made from Corn Starch and Shea Butter, this natural nappy cream is perfect for keeping baby dry and comfortable. Baby Bee Cream-to-Powder is €11.95 for 4oz and goes on sale here in Ireland this month, from health stores and pharmacies or www.burtsbees.co.uk
BODY OIL: In the summer, multi-tasking beauty products really come into their own. Irish-made Human+Kind Body Oil is a light and easily absorbed blend of soothing ingredients including organic sunflower and Jojoba Oil.
Good for dry and sensitive skin and suitable for use on face, body and hair, this oil is formulated to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars, making it useful for new and expectant mothers. Human+Kind Body Oil is €14.95 for 75ml, available in pharmacies and at www.humanandkind.com
BABY BIBS: Zippy bandana bibs are a fashionable accessory for little dribblers, with a soft 100% cotton top layer and absorbent fleece underneath to keep babies drier for longer.
With two popper fastenings to accommodate growing babies, they are suitable for ages 0 to 2 and come in a variety of fun designs, including this Retro Cool – 4 Pack, €12.95 from www.littleones.ie
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