Category: Baby

When Can I Give My Baby Eggs?

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I’m often asked by parents “When can I give my baby eggs?”. The old advice of waiting to introduce egg whites until babies are 1 year old has changed. But there are some important age considerations when preparing eggs for

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Do Babies Need Teeth for Finger Foods?

At workshops I’m often asked by new parents whether babies need teeth to eat finger foods. The short answer is: no. Whether you’re choosing to start with purees or to follow Baby Led Weaning (BLW), we recommend starting to offer

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How Much is Enough Food?

How Much is Enough Food for My Baby

Rarely do I give a workshop on introducing solid foods to babies or feeding toddlers and preschoolers (including picky eaters) where a parent doesn’t ask how much food they should feed their child. It’s quite an easy question for me

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My kid used to eat just about everything…

Does this sound familiar? “My kid used to eat just about everything and anything but she stopped eating meat all of a sudden. She’s now 2.” This, hands-down, is the single most common question that parents come to me wondering.

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What’s the Right Age to Start Solid Foods?

Parents have been sending me a lot of questions lately asking what is the right age to start introducing their baby to solid foods. They’ve heard 6 months before. Now they’re hearing 4 months from other health professionals. And, some

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1 Simple (and Overlooked) Step to Get Picky Eaters to Eat More

There’s a very simple technique to get kids to eat better. It’s something that I always look for when working with individual families. I can’t tell you how often it’s missed by parents. Let’s just say a lot. So, what’s

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1 Simple Tip to Help Your Baby Gag Less During Feeding

Pretty much all babies gag sometimes when then they first start eating solid foods. But, some babies gag more than others. Gagging can be very frightening for moms and dads and I get a lot of questions about it when

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How Much Should You Focus on Your Child’s Table Manners?

Before I chat about table manners, I want to explain this photo. Yesterday I had the opportunity to see Ellyn Satter speak live. Ellyn’s work is the foundation for mine. She’s easily the most influential person in my career. And

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Can Kids Have Too Much Fruit?

How Much is Enough Food for My Baby

This question that I recently got from a mom points to how it’s normal for kids to have preferences (even as young as 8 months). As the parent it’s part of your role to create the environment for your child

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When to Ignore Messy Eating. When to Nip it in the Bud.

I’m often asked about kids making a mess when eating. Parents often wonder what’s normal and at what age kids will learn to use utensils. Recently I received this question from a Mom:   My question is regarding messy eating. 

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