I'm Katie, I'm married to my husband Liam and together we have our daughter Ella who was born in March 2019.
I've known since I was young that I wanted my own business but I never knew what in. I spent many years working my way up within the corporate world where I developed a love for Social Media Customer Service and found myself in a job I loved, doing exactly that, at Thomas Cook. I fell pregnant with Ella and whilst I was on maternity leave Thomas Cook sadly went into adminstration and I lost my job.
I needed a focus, a project, something to keep my (very limited) free time busy. That is where @ellasweaningjourney Instagram page was born. I had set the page up a few months prior to this as I found weaning to be such a minefield. So many questions were going through my head. Do I do traditional weaning or baby-led weaning? What do I start with? How do I start? What time of day shall I feed her? How much? Can she have nuts? Can she have cows milk? What products do I need to buy? The list was endless. After months and months of research I had the answers and now I'm helping others find the same answers.
I love helping people and I think thats one of the reasons the page is loved by so many people. I get lots of messages from Mums who, like me, don't know where to start or have a general question. It could be about what they can give their baby or how they should cut a particular food to make it suitable for their baby. What portion size they should give or if they should give their baby food before or after their bottle. These are just a few of many questions baby-led weaning parents have. There is so little support and advice out there, especially when it came to baby-led weaning, which is why I decided to set up Scrummy Tummies. @ellasweaningjourney has now been rebranded to @scrummytummies.