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”

Recommended Books

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”

Baby Led Weaning: Sweet Potato

When thinking of “first foods“, especially for BLW, sweet potato is often on the top of the list. In fact, it was one of the first things I made for Jax when he started self feeding. Check out how happy he was munching on sweet potato for the first time (at 6.5 months old). SweetContinue reading “Baby Led Weaning: Sweet Potato”

Peanut Allergy Prevention

Since the early 2000s, the prevalence of food allergies in children has increased by 50% and peanut/tree allergies has more than TRIPLED! To help reduce the prevalence of this allergy, the American Academy of Pediatrics has some new guildelines of when to introduce this to your infant! Learn more:

Role of Fat for Babies/Toddlers

The right types of fat and quantity are important for development and healthy functioning. Getting enough healthy fats is essential for growth and development. Young kids, in particular, need enough fat in their diet to help the brain and nervous system develop normally.