As parents, we want our children to be accustomed to healthy eating from the earliest possible age so good nutrition will be a lifelong habit. Young children are ready to begin to learn about nutrition ("healthy food" vs. "treat food") and about food plans (why meals need to include each food group).
So baby is leaning toward the baked chicken on your plate. She really wants a bite! You're afraid she might choke on a hunk of it. What's a mom to do? How about make up a batch of "perfect chicken puree" for your baby, freeze it in meal-sized portions, and thaw one out to offer at mealtime?
When you start making baby food, you'll need an appliance that will puree your baby's food into a smooth, pudding-like texture. Here are the top three choices in pureeing appliances and some helpful advice choosing which one is right for you.
Studies reveal that children who are fed diets of bland, tasteless food are more likely to have issues with weight. Unlike the jarred foods, homemade baby food is full of delicious fresh, wholesome flavor and adding herbs and spices is a great way to enhance this flavor.
The Center for Disease Control reports 1 in 6 children obese. What is causing this to happen to our children and what can we do about it? The over abundance of sugar in our diet is one of the worst culprits. Here are some numbers to consider:
Snacks can be an important part of your healthy diet. Tired of the same old things? The suggestions below contains snacks that you can pack in a diaper bag; others a child can grab and eat on-the-run; some that you make and munch. All are healthy, satisfying and easy to make.
Does any one have copouns for similac alimentum formula that they are not using? Thank you
So my first pregnancy was when i was 15 years old and it was during my sophomore year of high school. not really my fault or anything, just put myself in a bad situation but hey couldn't change the past. but i found out my child was gonna be a boy and i was happy. when i was 16 i had him. he was due may 1st but he came 2 wks and 4 days early. it was apr. 13th 2007. he was 7lbs 6 oz and 20.5 in. long. i named him trentyn xavier. his labor/delivery was really easy, only about 5 and a half hours long and with no pain meds and vaginal, with an episiotomy. i gained about 45 pounds with it.
My question is my daughter is 2½ months old. She is only eating breast milk (no formula). Well, people are trying to get me to feed my baby rice cereal but I read that if you start a baby on cereal to early it can cause allergies later on in life. Should I wait until she is 4 months or start her now. She weighs 13 pounds 3 ounces.
Pediatric societies around the world recommend exclusive breastfeeding to about six months. Most babies do fine with exclusive breastfeeding to six months of age or even a little longer. You should start your baby on solids when s/he shows signs of being ready for solids, not by the calendar.