Tips for Parenting a Picky Eater

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”.

Reverse Picky Eating with Food Chaining

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.

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.

BLW: How to Serve Carrots

Carrots are a particularly good source of fiber, vitamin K, potassium, and antioxidants! Carrots are a great source of beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A promotes good vision and is important for growth, development, and immune function (all things little humans need)! Despite their name- “baby carrots” are actuallyContinue reading “BLW: How to Serve Carrots”

Avocado for Baby!

When it came to baby food, avocado was one I was so excited to feed Jax! Avocado is a great fruit for the health of your baby’s… …and is a good food option if your baby suffers from colic.