Category: Food & Nutrition

Making Baby Food at Home: Safety Tips You Should Know

Last update on Aug. 17, 2016.

Making Baby Food at Home: Safety Tips You Should Know

Paving the path for a life of nutrition can start at home in your own kitchen with a food processor. If you’re interested in making homemade baby food your hungry little tot, you’re not alone. Today lots of moms and dads are preparing their own baby food at home, which is wonderful. But ...

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Guide for Introducing Your Baby to Solid Foods

Last update on Aug. 17, 2016.

Guide for Introducing Your Baby to Solid Foods

Every mother is different, but I was thrilled when my baby boys started eating solid foods. Hooray! Formula and breast milk just weren’t enough to keep them full, but baby food did the trick. Happy full tummies at last!

When your baby starts eating and enjoying solid foods, it opens the door to lots ...

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Baby Basics: Good Microbes & Happy Tummies

Last update on Aug. 17, 2016.

Baby Basics: Good Microbes & Happy Tummies

The word “probiotics” is more prevalent than ever before when it comes to discussions about maintaining overall health. In fact, if you speak with “gut” professionals like gastroenterologists, they often recommend that adults should take probiotics to support intestinal health. 

Once you start understanding the role of gut flora – the microorganisms living in your intestinal ...

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8 Tips for Parents of Picky Eaters

Last update on April 20, 2016.

8 Tips for Parents of Picky Eaters

The first few months of feeding my son “real” food was a breeze. He absolutely loved baby food. In fact, he liked carrots so much that he actually turned a slight shade of orange because I was feeding them to him almost daily. Oops! New mom problems, right?

My picky eater wake-up call came when ...

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Getting a Healthy Kick with Kale

Last update on Aug. 17, 2016.

Getting a Healthy Kick with Kale

If we had to pick a food celebrity for 2015, I would say Kale is champ. As you’ve probably noticed, it’s now front-and-center in the veggie aisle alongside its famous relative, spinach.

Why is kale such a super food? How do you incorporate it into your diet and your baby’s diet? Let ...

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Figuring Out Food Allergies in Babies

Last update on Aug. 17, 2016.

Figuring Out Food Allergies in Babies

Introducing your baby to “solid” food is an exciting stage in their growth and development, but it can also introduce new stress to your daily routine if your baby has food allergies.

Food allergies are kind of sneaky sometimes, because the symptoms can be subtle and not what you’d expect. Babies don’t always ...

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Understanding Your Baby’s Digestion

Last update on Aug. 17, 2016.

Understanding Your Baby’s Digestion

When it comes to caring for healthy newborns and babies, most parents worry about things like sleeping, naptime, feeding schedules and who’s on diaper duty. But new parents quickly discover that their baby’s tummy health has a huge impact on all of the above, because when your baby’s belly woes are making ...

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The Best Foods for Baby’s First Meals

Last update on Aug. 17, 2016.

The Best Foods for Baby’s First Meals

Did you know butternut squash is a great first food for your baby? It’s high in vitamin A and potassium and most babies think it’s pretty tasty. Another reason it makes the “first meal” list is because it’s typically low on the allergy scale.

Whether you’re making your baby food at ...

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Finding the Balance in Your Baby’s Diet

Last update on Aug. 17, 2016.

Finding the Balance in Your Baby’s Diet

By the time my boys reached the toddler years, our newborn worries were gone. Both boys were sleeping through the night and the crying fits of colic were a memory. We were no longer obsessed with constantly washing our “magical” swaddle blanket.

I remember playing with my son one morning when he was about 16 ...

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Helpful Nutrition Tips for Breastfeeding Moms

Last update on Aug. 17, 2016.

Helpful Nutrition Tips for Breastfeeding Moms

Just like every other aspect of motherhood that may seem overwhelming at first, breastfeeding is one of those things you’ll appreciate. The road to successful breastfeeding isn’t always an easy journey, but you’ll get the hang of it.

For most new moms, the first few weeks of breastfeeding a newborn are the ...

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