In the early days of researching how and when to start solids with my babies, I made the decision to start with a vegetable opposed to a fruit. After rice cereal, the first food I brought to their lips was broccoli. I wanted to ensure...
Sarah Remmer, RD is a mom of three, a Registered Dietitian and owner of a nutrition consulting and communications company based in Calgary, AB.
It depends on their diet! For most young children, their food intake tends to balance out over time. Each day will likely not contain appropriate amounts of grains, protein, dairy, fruit and vegetables.
I receive many comments and requests from moms asking how to deal with their baby not taking to meat – they are concerned that they are not getting enough protein in their diet.
When I was given the task of bringing the weekly soccer snack to the field, I was surprised by what the kids gravitated towards: fresh food!
Does your kid have hard poop? I’m sure all kids have faced the issue of constipation at some time in their lives – my son has battled with it since he was a baby.
This is not going to be a post telling you how to sneak vegetables into your child’s meals, rather why you should not do this!
Remember the Feeding Relationship rules. The only role of the child is to determine how much or if they eat what they are offered.
This may be a worry, especially if your child is small or thin. Genetics and our child’s growth patterns are good indicators of their health. The 50th percentile on growth charts is not the weight “goal” for your child.
Regardless of if we think our child is eating too much or not enough, we really need to let it go. This is taking a leap of faith, but trust that your child will eat the amount he/she needs.
From 7-12 months, babies need 11mg of iron. This is more than an adult male! It is used to transport oxygen around the body and is important for energy and brain development.
A main premise (and big benefit!) of baby-led weaning is to feed the baby family meals, so you don’t have to go to a lot of effort to make separate “baby food.”
Research shows that gluten introduction should occur no later than 7 months of age, and late introduction (as well as early introduction, before 4 months) has been shown to increase the risk of celiac disease.
Finally! Canada has taken a position on food allergens during pregnancy, breastfeeding and introducing solids.
A professor of health psychology in the UK believes if you give your child some veggies in front of the TV they will eat them. So why I do I think this is a poor way to increase your children’s veggie intake?
Every Sunday, I pull out one cookbook and have my kids go through it to choose things that sound good to them. They each get to pick one night, and we do a kids' choice bonus night.
I'm frequently asked questions about all the glorious obstacles we are faced with when it comes to feeding the most important members of our family, our children.
I'm constantly surprised and inspired by the feedback I get from moms. I decided to share the top five fun (and bizarre) uses I've come across for baby food.
As much as I like to be creative in the kitchen, there are many times I simply want to follow instructions and have ideas with pretty pictures placed in front of me.