Category: Introducing Solid 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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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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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 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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When Can I Give My Baby Soy Milk and other Plant-Based Milks?

{Expert Guest Post for Love Child Organics: www.lovechildorganics.com} In last month’s post I promised that today I’d talk about when to give baby soy milk and other plant-based milk alternatives. In the last number of years there’s been an explosion of plant-based

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When Can I Stop Boiling Water for My Baby?

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“Can you tell me when I can stop boiling water for my baby (formula)? And when I can stop sterilizing her bottles? Seems silly since she puts everything else in her mouth.” Thank you to the parent who asked me

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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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When Should I Introduce Dairy to my Baby?

{Guest Expert Blog post at Love Child Organics} Many parents ask me about when they can introduce dairy to their baby. The recent recommendation from Health Canada, the Canadian Pediatric Society, Dietitians of Canada, and the Breastfeeding Committee of Canada is*: “If

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