One of the first foods that is commonly recommended for babies starting solids is fortified baby cereal. Babies have very high iron requirements from 6-12 months, making this fortified cereal an easy way to get iron into babies being spoon fed. But what about parents who choose to start solids with baby led weaning? Or, what about those spoon-fed babies who are starting to transition to finger foods? Believe it or not, that baby cereal can be used in a lot of creative ways to support your growing baby all the way through to toddlerhood.
Starting solids is a very exciting time for parents. Whether choosing purees (traditional feeding) or BLW (baby led weaning), the top concern for most parents is always choking. Babies often gag as they learn this new skill, which can be scary! But knowing the difference between gagging and choking, and how to reduce choking risk, can be life-saving.
This post will help you and other caregivers to understand the differences between gagging and choking, what to expect, what to do and what NOT to do to reduce choking risk. Continue reading “Gagging and Choking – Know the difference!”
Decorating Easter eggs is a fun tradition for kids and adults alike! But now that the holiday is coming to an end, people wonder – are my Easter eggs safe to eat? The answer depends on what you’ve done with them!
Wondering if your baby can eat hard boiled eggs as well? Keep reading!
Continue reading “Are Easter eggs safe to eat?”
A fun take on pancakes that kids can help create, and great for Baby Led Weaning! Continue reading “Pancake Puffins”
Fellow Canadian dietitian Jennifer House (over at First Step Nutrition) recently published the Parents’ Guide to Baby-Led Weaning, a new resource for parents eager to learn more about BLW and how to get started with their babies. I was super excited to read this book, so I got my hands on an early copy (and so can you – keep reading to the end!), and here’s what I have to say about it…