Starting solids is such an exciting time! It is really one of the first things your child is going to do independently. They need you for everything else, but feeding, that’s their first step in learning to do things on their own. One of the most important parts of starting solids is making sure yourContinue reading “Starting Solids: Stage 1 (6 months old)”
“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….
Dropping food is pretty common for babies just starting to self-feed. But here are a few tips to make slippery foods a little easier for tiny hands to hold on to!
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.
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)”
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.
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”
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”
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”
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”