You may have heard on the news that Public Health England have suggested that children should be restrict their snacks to two 100 calorie snacks a day. There has been lots of debate about whether children should be calorie counting but the principle is that although children benefit from small snacks, they should not be… Continue reading 100 calorie snacks
Looking for a nursery can be a daunting process. It is important you feel comfortable leaving your child there and yet you can only go on other people's recommendations. Not only should we check Ofsted reports and find out other parents opinions but we also need to ask the right questions when we go to… Continue reading Looking for a nursery – what to ask in terms of food
Having heard headlines about arsenic in baby food products (baby rice, rice cakes and rice based cereals) I have been asked by parents whether they should stop giving their children rice. Firstly when we think arsenic we think poison. Yes, arsenic is a carcinogen and we shouldn't have too much of it but this is… Continue reading Arsenic in baby food products?
I had my second baby 7 weeks ago and have been thinking a lot recently about post pregnancy weight loss. Last time I put on a lot of weight other than the baby weighing in at 73kg at the 6 week check (having been about 55kg before I got pregnant). It took me quite a… Continue reading Post pregnancy weight loss
I was recently informed by my midwife that I had slightly low iron levels. They were not low enough warrant my taking supplements but I was advised to eat more green vegetables. I was horrified, although not totally surprised by this advice. I would have to eat a lot of green veg to improve my… Continue reading What are we telling people!?
With government cuts there seems to be less and less information available for parents from health professionals about all sorts of parenting issues. Are parents supposed to reply on instinct, the internet, books and word of mouth? With an obesity epidemic and rickets (vitamin D deficiency in children) on the rise we really shouldn't be… Continue reading Weaning