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Everyone wants to feed their babies nourishing and wholesome food.  Yet it's difficult to know how and when to start offering solids.  Many of us lack the confidence to make our own baby food but as a mother of four and grandmother of eleven, Darina Allen is happy to pass on the tips and advice gleaned over years of feeding children and grandchilden totally without packets, cans or jars!

This invaluable half-day course covers everything – choosing the ingredients, recipes, preparation tips, menus, storage, health and nutrition – the lot.  Not only will it save you a small fortune but also it will be infinitely better for your baby.

You’ll soon discover that making your own, nourishing baby food is quick, easy and surprisingly good fun. Also, by giving your baby lots of variety you’ll ensure that as they grow up they don’t become fussy eaters.

If you need to bring a child minder with you they are very welcome to take a walk around our gardens free of charge while you are attending the course.  

This course is subsidised by the Ballymaloe Cookery School to make it more attractive to young mothers as we feel very strongly that we should all be giving our children the best start in life.

Coffee and Homemade Biscuits on arrival, students will have a taste of each of the dishes at the end of the demonstration.


Please note gallery is a selection of images but may not represent actual dishes featured on the course.
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