The British Dietetic Association recommend that children aged 1-2 years should drink 880 – 960ml water a day. This is in addition to their milk. Does that sound like a lot? Well it is quite a bit but if we break it down into 3 meal and 2 snack times it works out at aboutContinue reading “How much water should a baby drink?”
In order to work out whether a baby is gaining weight in a healthy way, the World Health Organisation and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health growth charts were developed. There are 2 different ones. One for boys and one for girls. It’s not about baby being healthier if they are heavier, it’s aboutContinue reading “Understanding growth charts”
Why do babies and toddlers need snacks. What to give and how much.
Fish ideas for baby
Fussy eating can be incredibly stressful for everyone involved. It is important to rule out underlying causes so it is good to see professional help, particularly if your child is losing weight or not gaining weight. A fussy eating consultation will go into lots more detail than I can in a blog but here areContinue reading “Help! My child won’t eat – fussy eating”
Before I became a parent I had no idea how many different types of bibs there were. They all have advantages and disadvantages. Here are my thoughts on lots of different ones; in no particular order. Advantages Disadvantages Dribble bib Widely available.Lots of different colours.Easy for baby to wear.Easy to wash. Not very big soContinue reading “Best Weaning Products – Bibs”
Iron is a vital nutrient for babies (and the rest of us!). Check out this infographic for more information.
Why do babies need fat? They need fat in their diet for energy for all the growing and learning they are doing. They also need fat because it contains vital vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin K. Where does fat come from? Fat comes from oils and spreads, dairy, meat, fishContinue reading “Fat”
Before you start it is helpful to know the difference between choking and gagging otherwise you might panic lots which won’t help you or your child develop a healthy relationship with meal times. What is choking? Choking is a difficulty breathing because of an obstruction in the throat. Generally with choking there will be noContinue reading “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 toContinue reading “Looking for a nursery – what to ask in terms of food”