Category: Finger Foods

Iron-Rich Foods

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I have good news. People are hearing that babies should have iron-rich foods as first foods. I’ve been talking this up for almost 10 years now and I’m super happy that the message is starting to be commonplace. Yes, we

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Do Babies Need Teeth for Finger Foods?

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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

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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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1 Simple Tip to Help Your Baby Gagging Less During Feeding

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

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

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I’m often asked about kids’ messy 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.  My daughter (just turned

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How do I Help My Baby Feed Himself/ Herself?

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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 self-feed as quickly as other babies. Here’s an example of what one parent asked me: “My son is

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

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{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/ formula. Pressure

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

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{Guest post at Love Child Organics} 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 foods. I

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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 British Columbia

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

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{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. I had a number of people call and email me

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