Toddler

Baby Nutrition

Baby Nutrition

Once your baby reaches 6 months of age, their nutritional requirements are much greater. Not only have they started to run out of their important nutrient reserves that they were born with (such as iron), but also as they are growing and developing, their bodies actually need more.

Dairy Free Baby Food for Weaning

Dairy Free Baby Food for Weaning

Did you know that 2-3% of babies have an allergy to milk or Cows Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA)? It’s the most common nutritional issue that babies have and it’s on the rise. Cutting dairy out of your baby’s diet (or yours if you are breastfeeding) is how to manage the symptoms of the allergy but there are other foods you need to have to replace the critical nutrients that babies and toddlers need.

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.

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!

Serve Food family style

Serve Food family style

Family style serving is when you present all the individual parts of a meal in separate serving dishes in the centre of the table (including dessert) and each member of the family decides what they want and how much they're going to eat. 

Vegan nutrition for babies, toddlers and children

Vegan nutrition for babies, toddlers and children

Plant based diets are increasing in popularity and many families are opting to raise their children on vegan diets.

Typical vegan diets tended to be low in fat and high in fibre which is not suitable for growing children who need a lot more energy and nutrients from food, being filling means they can curb appetite before your child has eaten enough too. In addition there are other critical nutrients that have to be carefully thought about when meal planning in order meet their unique nutritional requirements.