Cooking Up Your Baby's First Christmas Dinner: A Gourmet Adventure!

October 23 2023 – Lottie & Lysh

Babies first christmas dinner ideas and favourite products
Babies first christmas dinner ideas and favourite products
Ah, Christmas! A time of joy, laughter, and let’s not forget, indulgence in food! While the adults are busy tucking into their roast turkey, glazed ham, and seemingly endless flow of mince pies, why should our tiniest family members miss out on the fun? This year, let’s cook up a storm for your baby’s first Christmas dinner. 

Baby-Led Weaning: A Brief Intro

Before we dive into our gourmet menu, let's get a quick refresher on baby-led weaning. It's not just the latest trend from the parenting handbook, but a method that allows babies to explore and enjoy solid foods at their own pace. Instead of pureeing and spoon-feeding, we let them handle, munch, and (let’s be real) messily smear food all over their faces, hands, and anywhere else they please. It’s a fantastic way for little ones to learn about textures, tastes, and importantly, develop fine motor skills. Plus, it’s an Instagram goldmine for those adorable messy-faced photos!



The Menu: Baby's Gourmet Christmas Feast

1. Starter: Steamed Veggie Sticks

Begin with a colourful array of steamed vegetables. Think carrots, broccoli, and green beans. Soft enough to gum but firm enough to grip. Perfect for those tiny fingers to grasp and chew. And who knows? They might even use them as makeshift drumsticks to play a little festive jingle!

2. Main Course: Mini Turkey and Veggie Patties

Give your traditional roast turkey a baby-friendly twist. Blend some cooked turkey with veggies like carrots and peas, then shape them into small patties. Fry them lightly, and voila, you've got bite-sized turkey delights!

3. Dessert: Mashed Pumpkin with a Hint of Cinnamon

Skip the sugar-laden pies and opt for a naturally sweet treat. Mashed pumpkin with a smidgeon of cinnamon gives your baby a taste of the festive season without the added sugars. And if they end up wearing it as a hat? Well, they're just getting into the Christmas spirit!

There you have it, a feast fit for your little prince or princess! While they might not remember this first Christmas dinner, the joy on their faces, the mess on their bibs, and the laughter in the air will make it a memory you'll cherish forever.

Remember, it’s not just about the food. It’s about the experience, the bonding, and the tradition. So go on, let your baby dive into their first Christmas dinner. And hey, if they decide that the broccoli makes a better Christmas tree ornament than a snack, just roll with it. After all, it’s the season to be jolly!

Happy cooking and even happier eating! 🍽🎄👶


Take a look at our favourite baby mealtime essentials 

 fox placemat 
My first Christmas dinner placemat £14.95
1st Christmas Dinner bib.Personalised Xmas bibcustomised image 1
Personalised First Christmas Dinner bib £5.00
Miracle® 360° Sippy Cup
Munckin Miracle 360 training cup
Berry KIDLY Label Suction Divided Plate
Kidly suction bowl £12.00
Looking for the perfect Christmas Day Outfit? Be sure to check out our latest range of Festive Outfits for Little ones


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