Gagging and Choking – Know the difference!

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!”

5 Reasons That Food Before One is NOT Just for Fun

Have you heard the phrase “Food before one is just for fun!”?  It’s a common idea that the food that you give to babies under 1 year old aren’t meant to meet their nutrition needs, since they’ll get all of that through breastmilk or formula.  Rather, the food that we give babies who are learning to eat solids while also being breast or formula fed is just for FUN!  Oh boy… Continue reading “5 Reasons That Food Before One is NOT Just for Fun”

Top 6 first foods for BLW or puree fed babies

Many parents are excited to start solid foods with their babies, eager to see their messy faces as they stuff new foods into their mouths or get sloppy with spoon-fed purees.  But the choices can be overwhelming… where to begin in this delicious solid foods journey???  In this post, I review my top 6 starter foods, whether following BLW or traditional spoon fed purees. Continue reading “Top 6 first foods for BLW or puree fed babies”

The Parents’ Guide to Baby-Led Weaning – Book Review and GIVEAWAY!!!

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…

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