Category: Finger Foods

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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2 Favourite, Filling Salads

Full-meal salads are my absolute go-to during the summer months. And, with the growing trend of salads-in-a-jar, I can see that others are catching on. The secret to a perfectly balanced, full-meal salad (that will actually fill you up) is

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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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How do I Help My Baby Feed Himself/ Herself?

I’m often approached by parents of babies between 9 months and 12 months old who are concerned that their children aren’t learning to self0feed as quickly as other babies. Here’s an example of what one parent asked me:   “My

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AHH the Pressure! Is my baby ready for solids or should I wait?

Guest Expert blog post for Modern Mama  Many moms contact me wondering if their baby is ready for solid foods. Usually this comes from two places: Worry that their baby isn’t getting the nutrition that they need from breast milk/

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Why Not Both Purees and Baby Led Weaning (BLW)?

Guest post at Love Child Organics www.lovechildorganics.com I receive questions from many parents asking me whether they should use purees or finger foods (a method called Baby Led Weaning or BLW) as they start to introduce their babies to solid

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Should I Feed my Baby Organic Food?

How Much is Enough Food for My Baby

One of the most common questions that I’m asked is: “Should I feed my baby organic food?” I know what my answer is (scroll down to check it out). But it’s such a popular question that when two University of

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Puree vs Baby Led Weaning (BLW): Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Guest post for Modern Mama In a previous post I shared the pros and cons of the pureed and Baby Led Weaning (BLW) methods for introducing your baby to solid foods. If you missed it, you can read it here. I

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An Update on New Feeding Recommendations

Guest post for Love Child Organics: http://www.lovechildorganics.com/blog/ Usually I answer a question from you – a member of the Love Child community. However, something noteworthy happened last month that I thought was worth writing about.   Quietly on a Friday last

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My Mothers’ Day Gift to YOU

  With Mothers’ Day fast approaching, I was doing some thinking about how I could best be of service to you. My Snacking Secrets workshop has been a popular workshop for a number of years now. That’s why I recorded

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