“How do we keep expanding their accepted foods if we are always offering something they like?,” said the message from a stressed parent of a picky eater.
This frozen treat is best known around our home as the “Sickie Pop” because it is perfect for sore throats! Any parent who has ever had a sick little one knows how hard it is to watch them feel bad and wanting them to get better is our top priority. So how to we goContinue reading “Raspberry, Orange, and Yogurt Popsicle”
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”
As much as we try to prevent it, it is inevitable that children become ill at some point. When a little one is battling a cold food is usually the last thing on their mind however they still need some calories for energy to fight off this illness. While their appetite might not be atContinue reading “Feeding a Sick Toddler”
One of my favorite tips for Parents of Picky Eaters is to make meals FUN! Novelty and imagination goes such a long way with little ones! It can transform a normal meal into something completely new and exciting with something as simple and quick as cookie cutter & a sandwhich– and in less than 5Continue reading “Make Meals Fun!”
It is INCREDIBLY common for children to begin to develop food preferences- especially after they turn 1 year old! And these preferences, if not appropriately maintained, can lead to what we call “picky eating”….Rather than stressing yourself about this (because mom life has ENOUGH to worry about), lets chat about some of the things you can do to help work WITH your “picky eater”.
Becoming more selective starts around 12-18 months for most children. When they begin to differentiate between items for flavor, colors, and textures and distinguish which they prefer. For some kids, selective (or picky) eating is a short-lived stage. For others, it can become an ongoing challenge and make mealtime a stressful, chaotic experience for everyone involved.
Children only get one chance to build strong bones! As parents, it is our job to make sure they have to right tools to build strong bones. Children who get adequate calcium will enter adulthood with the strongest bones possible.
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:
Breakfast is referred to as “the most important meal of the day” and this is especially true for toddlers! Their little bodies have been asleep (hopefully ) for 10-12 hours so this is the meal that sets them up for their day.