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Liam Fashions + Toddler Talk

June 3, 2014

Today’s fashion features is H&M, one of my favourite places to stock up on cheap pants and other fun pieces.

H&M Toddler

Shirt & Tie: H&M
Pants: H&M

But seriously, how cute is this outfit? This was no special occasion, just a regular Monday at the day home. It was too cute not to put on him immediately.

H&M ToddlerYes, I bribed him with a snack to take a picture. It sort of worked.

I love H&M pants for Liam as they are always a great length and have an adjustable elastic waist so they last Liam forever. I’m pretty sure I just retired a pair of 9m pants a couple months ago and he still regularly wears some 12m pants even though his regular size is 2T. They are always around $10 which is easy on the budget too.

I love that H&M has such fun styles, like the little ties and pants with suspenders which is another one of my favourite looks for Liam. I will definitely be showcasing more H&M outfits in the future.

Now for some toddler talk. It was recently recommended to cut dairy from Liam’s diet, thinking a slight dairy intolerance is what’s been making him sick so frequently. I really hope this is the case because I would love my boy to go more than a few weeks without a runny nose and cold, or worse.

It shouldn’t be too hard to cut out dairy, aside from the hidden things that you forget about (baking, etc). Liam’s already chugged half a carton of coconut milk, so no worries there. It is a little sad he won’t be able to have ice cream and grilled cheese sandwiches this summer.

Chedda Heads

I need to find some new things to cook that Liam will enjoy. He seems to not want to eat anything I make, unless it’s fruit or yogurt. Dinner is usually thrown on the floor unless he comes to steal some of mine. He eats really good for his dad and the day home, which is annoying, but I know he’s still getting enough to eat. It seems he likes lots of flavours all mixed together, where I generally cook the standard meat, veggies, rice/potato. I struggle knowing what to cook that will please my toddler while keeping my diet in check since I need to be more diligent about what I’m eating and how much. It’s a tough balance, especially when you have limited time for food prep and cooking.

Any tips on clean, dairy free, toddler approved meals? 
Does your or your child have any intolerances or allergies you are working around? 

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Leslie
    June 3, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Jude has the same pants! And he has honestly wore then for 1.5 years! They are just a little short now but still adorable! One of Jude’s fav meals is quinoa salad it just gets a little messy

  • Reply
    Lindsey
    June 3, 2014 at 7:43 am

    So cute! I’ve never been impressed with H&M for A, bad selection, ugly stuff and expensive. Hopefully once she’s into 12+ months that’ll change.
    I agree with Leslie, we (& Avery) eat quinoa almost daily! Also banana, avocado popsicles are a fun and healthy treat.

    • Reply
      Becky
      June 4, 2014 at 9:25 pm

      Oh that’s too bad you haven’t had much luck at H&M! We’ve always found cute stuff there since he was a baby and never pay more than $10 for something usually.

      I’m not a huge fan of quinoa. I may have to try with him though.

  • Reply
    Tawnya Faust
    June 3, 2014 at 8:04 am

    LOVE his little outfit! Man if I ever have a little boy H&M is where it’s at!

    As for cutting out dairy with a toddler it is HARD but you will adjust like anything else 🙂 I was dairy free my entire childhood as I had a milk allergy and it wasn’t so bad. I did miss out on things like chocolate chip cookies and ice cream but my mom always made a point to not allow my siblings to eat it in front of me and found alternatives that were just as good. It will take a lot of work at first but if you stick to it, it’ll become the new norm 🙂 If I come across any toddler approved dairy free recipes I’ll be sure to send them your way! 😉

    • Reply
      Becky
      June 4, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      Yeah, I think dairy free will be fine. He LOVES coconut milk so no worries in the milk department!

  • Reply
    Kaella
    June 3, 2014 at 8:34 am

    No recipes or tips but just want to say good luck!! I know how hard it can be to get your toddler to eat (and not stress because they aren’t!) xxx

    PS I LOVE H&M!! One of my favourites places to shop for London as well!

    • Reply
      Becky
      June 4, 2014 at 9:23 pm

      I try not to stress since his dad and day home both say that he eats well there!

  • Reply
    Alison
    June 3, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    SO cute!! LOVE the green pants! I will have to check them out, I haven’t really looked at the kids stuff…sounds like great prices though – love that!

    • Reply
      Becky
      June 4, 2014 at 9:23 pm

      Definitely good prices. I rarely pay more than $10 for an item there!

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