How much milk does my child (1 year old +) need?

Transitioning to Milk after 12 months old. Is it necessary? Technically, NO. Let me explain!

Calcium

CALCIUM COMES FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES 👏NOT 👏JUST 👏MILK – but so often when I tell parents it’s okay if their child doesn’t drink milk they respond with “What about Calcium?” 🤔 What is Calcium? Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and vital for good health! It is essential for theContinue reading “Calcium”

Building a Balanced Plate for Baby (6-11months)

When starting solids, a question I am often asked is “What foods should I offer to make sure my baby gets what they need to grow?” Here is a quick guide for building balanced and nutrient-dense meals for your baby that will help support proper growth & development AND also help expose them to aContinue reading “Building a Balanced Plate for Baby (6-11months)”

Signs a Picky Eater is Improving (that DON’T include “eating it”)

It is harder to see growth and change when you are in the midst of it.
Day to day you probably don’t notice much growth & change in your child… but look back on a picture from a year ago and you’ll be amazed at how much has changed and how they have grown!

It is the same way with Picky Eating habits.

Is my baby still hungry or full? Responsive Feeding for Starting Solids

Even if they can’t talk yet, babies have all kinds of ways to tell us when they’re hungry & when they’ve had enough! feeding & trusting your child to listen to their body. 

Holiday Gift Guide

Holidays after having children are truly magical. Overwhelming, busy, expensive, but also magical. Seeing the holidays experienced through Jaxon’s eyes makes every part of the stress worth it! Now, when it comes to toys I have some preferences. Toys for kids seems to be so cheaply made and if your kid is anything like mine,Continue reading “Holiday Gift Guide”

Signs of Readiness to Start Solids

I know many parents & caregivers who are really excited to get started with solids but one of the most important factors is that your BABY is also ready to get started.
Being developmentally ready for solids is SO important! This helps to ensure safer swallowing.
If you are wondering if your baby is ready for solids, look for these 5 Signs of Readiness:

How Your Parenting Style Impacts Meal Time

A question I am often asked is “How do I get my partner/spouse/significant other on board with the Division of Responsibility?” Part of being a team and raising children together is being on the same page – and for that we have to start by addressing our “Parenting Styles“. Research actually shows that the wayContinue reading “How Your Parenting Style Impacts Meal Time”