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. 

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”

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”

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”

Baby Led Weaning 101

Traditionally American parents started off feeding their children either rice cereal, pureed fruit, and veggies, or a combination of the two. In the US, true solids or “finger foods” are often not introduced until closer to 9 months however that’s not necessary! While researching, I happened across the newly trending “Baby Led Weaning” on socialContinue reading “Baby Led Weaning 101”