Joined: 14 Jan 2007 17:48 Posts: 25602 Location: Strathaven, Scotland
Write to/ask all the local companies, most will be happy to offer up something. M&S have a donation budget for each store, so write to your local store manager (they like requests in writing), hopefully they won't have used up this year's budget just yet! Local hotels/restaurants are usually good for a meal, hairdressers/salons are usually happy to give something too.
We've had a bit of a false start when it comes to weaning. We started earlier than the recommended six months in a bid to help combat separation anxiety and relieve exclusive breastfeeding, but it was soooo slow and then a vomiting bug and reluctance for food took us right back to the beginning.