How to get a toddler to eat more vegetables

How do I get my daughter to eat more vegetables? How do I get my son to eat more vegetables? If had a £1 for each time I was asked this I would be rich! As parents we want the best for our children. We know that eating vegetables is ‘good for them’ so that’sContinue reading “How to get a toddler to eat more vegetables”

Top tips for your toddler’s food at Christmas

Christmas is a time of year when routines can go out of the window and when food intake changes dramatically. Toddlers need routine. They need routine to give them boundaries and they need boundaries to help them feel safe. A lack of routine often leads to a tired toddler and an emotional toddler as theyContinue reading “Top tips for your toddler’s food at Christmas”

10 tips on weaning multiples

When I was looking for information about this, I found lots of information about weaning generally but very few tips which would help parents of multiples specifically. All the information on the Weaning Centre website relates to twins, triplets and other multiples but the more babies you have in front of you, the more challengingContinue reading “10 tips on weaning multiples”

5 tips to save you money when weaning your baby

With the rising cost of living, saving money is on everyone’s minds. I’ve been sharing money saving tips on my Facebook page for. I’m going to share some specific weaning ones here: Tip number 1 – see what you can get free When it comes our babies, they grow so fast that lots of theContinue reading “5 tips to save you money when weaning your baby”

How to stop breastfeeding safely

Your baby needs milk. The World Health Organisation recommends babies are exclusively breastfed til 6 months. Then that they have breast milk alongside food until they are at least 2. This does not come with a whole heap of mum guilt though. If you need to give up or not start breastfeeding, that is yourContinue reading “How to stop breastfeeding safely”

Ways to show your child you love them

This is a nutrition blog so you may be wondering why this article is here. Well, it’s because so many of us show love with food and this can be problematic. We need to feed our children. It would be neglect if we didn’t feed out children. A basic way of loving our children isContinue reading “Ways to show your child you love them”

The language of your child’s food – what’s helpful and what’s not

Food is something we all need but it’s so much more than fuel. Food for your baby is about care, comfort, nourishment, quality time, language, texture, smells, taste and more. The way we talk to our children about food and the way we talk about food around our children, will impact how they view food.Continue reading “The language of your child’s food – what’s helpful and what’s not”

Weaning, nappies and baby poo

Before I was a parent I don’t remember talking about poo much. I certainly didn’t talk about it when eating but when I became a parent back in 2010, things changed! Explosive nappies (code named PRIs in our house – Poo Related Incidents!), green poo, pieces of food in poo, the smell of the nappyContinue reading “Weaning, nappies and baby poo”

Understanding growth charts

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”