The Importance of Omega 3 for Babies & Toddlers

The Importance of Omega 3 for Babies & Toddlers

Fat has had a bad rap in the past but there are healthy fats and omega 3 is one of them. Essential for the development for your little ones brain and eye, omega 3 is a critical nutrient that babies, toddlers, children and teens need in their diet.

Best probiotic for kids

Best probiotic for kids

A guest post by The Healthful Dietitian Gabriella Goodchild. Probiotics are friendly bacteria that help to maintain your child’s healthy digestive system as well as helping with conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), constipation, colic, diarrhoea and tummy pain.

Stage 2 Weaning

Stage 2 Weaning

Stage 2 weaning starts at around 7 months and is when things really start to get exciting! Gone are the simple purees or sticks of single well cooked veggies. Now it’s all about food adventures, tasting and trying a whole world of flavours. There are nutritional and developmental considerations too as well as balancing food with milk and your baby’s daily routine.

Baby led weaning snacks and 25 nutritious ideas

Baby led weaning snacks and 25 nutritious ideas

You may be getting to a stage when you think your baby is ready for snacks in between their meals. Read this first to find out if he/she truly is ready. I’ll teach you how to craft a nutritious snack and you’ll also get a list of my top 25 favourite baby led weaning snacks with links to the recipes to make them!

Why 'Food Before One is just for Fun' is not true!

Why 'Food Before One is just for Fun' is not true!

Have you heard this phrase? Food can be fun and it really should be too, but it's so much more than that. Food is needed for nutrition, for sensory development, for social interactions and ultimately it's needed so your baby can learn how to coordinate her whole body so that she learns how to eat.

Making Foods Fun by Annabel Karmel 

Making Foods Fun by Annabel Karmel 

Toddlers make their eating decisions based on what the food looks like and at this developmental stage they are ‘magical thinkers’. This means that food really does need to be fun to be desirable. They use their imagination a lot and so shape, colour and how their meal is presented can make the difference between it being accepted or rejected.

I asked my colleague Annabel Karmel to write some recipes for us to inspire us mummy’s on how to make food fun!