Starting Solids: Stage 1 (6 months old)

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)”

Baked French Toast

Feeding a family can be tough! Make it easier on yourself by focusing on “one meal for everyone” and look for ways to modify what you are eating to serve to even the youngest of eaters (6m+ after meeting the signs of readiness) French toast can be made in batches & frozen for fast breakfastsContinue reading “Baked French Toast”

Yogurt for Babies

“Why can babies (under 12 months) have whole milk yogurt but not whole milk until they are 1 year old?” Great question! I get this one often so I wanted to explain here just in case you, too, are wondering this.  Under the age of 12 months, babies should not drink cow’s milk as a mainContinue reading “Yogurt for Babies”

5 Myths about Starting Solids

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.


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:

Trader Joe’s Family Dinners and Grocery List

Recently, while helping my sister apartment shop, I had my first ever “Trader Joe’s experience” and not to be dramatic but it was LIFE CHANGING. Seriously, the prices, the cleanliness, the quality, even the reasonably priced flowers… it was amazing! What I found most amazing was the quality of their “premade”and “pre-packaged” foods. From aContinue reading “Trader Joe’s Family Dinners and Grocery List”