I once read a book with a chapter titled “Salt: The Spice of Life or Taste of Doom” and while this made me laugh because of how “doom” seems overly extreme – SODIUM intake is actually something very important to be aware of for everyone and ESPECIALLY those of us feeding babies & starting solids Continue reading “Salt for Babies”
Category Archives: During Infancy
Should You “Start with Veggies” when Starting Solids?
“I was told I had to start with veggies or my baby wouldn’t ever like them,” said the DM from a worried new parent…Let me assure you this is absolutely….
5 Myths about Starting Solids
When it comes to starting solids for babies, many parents feel confused and even overwhelmed. Let’s debunk some of these common feeding myths when it comes to starting solids with our baby with some evidence-based feeding information.
Importance of Exposure to New & Less Favorable Foods
Exposure is just a fancy word for what really means “patience”. Feeding kids is not for the faint of heart! It’s tough. And if you get caught up in the “right now” you lose sight of what really happens with exposures. They build upon each other!! What was just a touch today, turns to aContinue reading “Importance of Exposure to New & Less Favorable Foods”
How many meals per day should my baby have? Starting solids ages 6-11 months
When starting solids with your baby it is not necessary to jump right in with a full 3 meals per day! Up until this point, you have most likely fed your baby on demand, but now that you are starting solids it is the ideal time to start a typical daily meal routine to startContinue reading “How many meals per day should my baby have? Starting solids ages 6-11 months”
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)”
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.
Infant Iron Needs
Iron is an essential nutrient that’s used to make hemoglobin which helps blood carry oxygen and deliver it to all the other cells. Without hemoglobin, the body will stop producing healthy red blood cells and your baby’s muscles, tissues, and cells might not get the oxygen they need! Iron is also important for the immuneContinue reading “Infant Iron Needs”
Ever since I was a child I have absolutely loved to read. But over the years my book choices have shifted from “mystery and adventures” novels to more “research and evidence based” texts- and I am totally okay with that! (I will continually update this list as I read more books that I deem worthContinue reading “Recommended Books”
Starting Solids- The Essentials
Starting Solids with your little one is such an exciting time! One of the most asked questions when preparing for solids is: WHAT DO I NEED?! To be honest, you really don’t need much! A few simple products for food prep, cleaning, and feeding and you are good to go – as long as yourContinue reading “Starting Solids- The Essentials”