If you are concerned about fussy eaters in your household, you're not alone. Estimates show that up to one in two children will go through a fussy eating period. It is quite common for young children to exert their independence and refuse certain foods. In addition, toddlers frequently change what their favourite food is. One… Continue reading Top 3 tips for fussy eaters
Starting solids is a big step in your baby's life. If there is a history of food allergy in the family that can add a complexity and an understandable element of fear. Below you find some steps to help navigate this next phase. What about allergies? Children can develop an allergy to any food, at… Continue reading Starting solids for food allergy prevention
Making the shift from breast milk or formula to food is such an exciting time in your baby's first year. It can however be a time of confusion. "How will you know when to start feeding your baby?" "What if other babies the same age are eating and yours isn't?" "How will you know if… Continue reading Starting solids, how and when to start feeding your baby.
What is baby-led weaning? Baby-led weaning involves skipping spoon feeding and beginning with finger foods when the baby is ready. The underpinning idea is that the baby will know how much food they wish to eat, using their own hunger cues. Baby-led weaning is basically a new term for how I was fed as a… Continue reading Baby-led Weaning
Packaged baby food is a risk for misleading health claims. As a result, persuasive terminology is often over-used to promote a product. So called 'baby' products are not immune. Just like foods marketed at adults, processed foods will state anything on the packet to entice a sleep deprived parent. (Example of packaged food) Here is… Continue reading Health claims on baby foods
I don't always get time to cook, but when I do, I embrace it. Recently I made a few batches of baby meals for my daughter. Although it's time consuming, and much more involved then simply choosing from a myriad of tempting flavours of baby food at the supermarket, I thoroughly enjoyed it. There is just something soul cleansing… Continue reading Feeding babies