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.
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.
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!
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!