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”
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”
Every baby is different so the amount they eat will be different from your friend’s baby. It’s not helpful to compare (although I know we all do it). We should be offering small amounts and letting them ask for more. When I say small, I really mean small. Think about the size of their hand,Continue reading “How much should my baby eat?”
Essential equipment Either going vegan or moving to a more plant based diet is becoming increasingly popular. It is possible to feed a baby well on a vegan diet but there are a number of things to consider and it takes careful planning. 2 of the things to consider are iron and protein (other keyContinue reading “Iron and protein on a vegan diet”
If your baby is a year old, they can start to have cow’s milk. Check out this infographic for more information about how to transition.