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Nutrition & Feeding

When I returned to work after having my third baby, one of my biggest worries was how to pump, transfer and store breastmilk. Where...

Summer is upon us, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll be on the go with little ones in tow, to backyard play dates, zoo trips, and taking off to the mountains or the lake for family getaways. When you’re away from home, and you’ve...

INSTEAD OF STRESSING ABOUT THE CANDY OVERLOAD, USE IT AS A TEACHING TOOL FOR HEALTHY AND BALANCED EATING

Why We Made Shakers
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Why this is just as important – or more – than your child’s nutrition.

Sarah Remmer, RD is a mom of three, a Registered Dietitian and owner of a nutrition consulting and communications company based in Calgary, AB.

Feeding-by-Colour: Nothing Mellow About Yellow

This week we’re looking beyond the beloved banana, at some of the other sunshine-hued foods that can give baby’s nutrition a boost and expand their palette.

It’s no secret that dark leafy greens are good for us. But have you ever wondered what the benefits for baby really are?

What food is your baby ready for?

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4 months old Begin with an iron-fortified cereal (rice, oat). Start with one tsp. of prepared cereal, ensuring the texture is runny. Gradually reduce the amount of liquid. A baby will start with 2 to 3 tsp. once a day and progress from there. learn more
5 months old Begin with an iron-fortified cereal (rice, oat) or puréed single ingredients like apples, bananas, pears, butternut squash and sweet potatoes. Try each new food on its own for a couple days to watch for allergies or intolerances. learn more
6 months old Start serving puréed fruits, vegetables and iron-rich proteins with cereal like oatmeal or brown rice. You could try apples, bananas, pears, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, carrots, strained chicken or turkey. learn more
7 months old Now that baby has had a variety of fruits, veggies and protein, experiment with flavours. Mild herbs and spices such as cinnamon, ginger, vanilla and basil help babies develop their palates, making the transition to table food easier. learn more
8 months old After enjoying cereal and puréed fruit, veggies and meat, baby may be ready for new textures. Introduce mashed versions of fruits and veggies and finger foods like ripe banana, peas, pasta and cheese. You can also add yogurt into the diet. learn more
9 months old After enjoying cereal and puréed fruit, veggies and meat, baby may be ready for new textures. Introduce mashed versions of fruits and veggies and finger foods like ripe banana, peas, pasta and cheese. learn more
10 months old Your baby is now ready to eat all cereals, fruits including berries and citrus, and vegetables including corn, spinach and tomatoes. You can also add whole eggs and all types of fish to their diet. learn more
11 months old Your baby is now ready to eat all cereals, fruits including berries and citrus, and vegetables including corn, spinach and tomatoes. You can also add whole eggs and all types of fish to their diet. learn more
12 months old Your baby is adapting to a greater range of foods and becoming more curious. Continue to offer variety with puréed, mashed, diced and bite-sized pieces. Veggies should still be gently cooked and meat tender and bite-sized. learn more

growing up gourmet

meet our registered dietitian, sarah remmer
Sarah Remmer, RD is a mom of three, a Registered Dietitian and owner of a nutrition consulting and communications company based in Calgary, AB.

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We’ve all been there. The evening supper rush. It’s 5:00pm and you have to get your son to soccer by 5:45pm. You’re scrambling to get food on the table and your kids are nowhere near ready to sit still at the table, let alone eat their meals. You have only 20 minutes to get everybody fed and ready, but as you’re furiously eating your own meal, you kids’ food is left untouched. Even worse, your toddler is playing with their food, slowly poking each item without eating. You remind them that they have to eat quickly because you don’t have much time. It feels like you’re on repeat and nobody is listening. Am I right?