Babies start to have solid foods around 6 months. It is important that babies get introduced to a range of tastes and textures but there are some foods to avoid. If you have allergies, there may be some other foods to avoid but speak to your health visitor or GP for specific advice. Added salt… Continue reading Foods to avoid at 6 months
There are many myths around the signs a baby is ready for solid foods, you may have heard a few. Baby is watching me eat Babies learn by watching and doing. It is natural for them to look at you and be interested in what you are doing. This in itself is not a sign… Continue reading Is baby ready for solids?
When it comes to starting your baby on solid foods there is lots to think about… What their first food will be, will I use the baby led or spoon feeding method, which high chair shall I buy, when should I start… The list goes on (That’s why I spend 3 sessions talking about it… Continue reading Ready to wean but worried about choking?
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?
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