Post-natal exercise offers a whole range of benefits for new moms. However, it's important to remember that you should always consult with your doctor before starting up an exercise program. What kind of delivery you had will determine how quick you can resume back to your exercise plan.
Fitness and Nutrition
Parents are often looking for a healthy alternative to the standard, sugary, preservative-filled birthday cake for their baby's introduction to the wonderful traditions of birthdays. We've heard from parents looking for ways to buy an egg-free cake, to those seeking recipes for "healthy" cakes.
There are some very simple steps that parents can take to assure their child of a healthy diet. Much of what we want for our children -- healthy bodies with less illness, the ability to concentrate, better study skills, adept physical ability -- can be aided with a wholesome menu.
The choice of what goes into an infant's mouth is up to us, at least while our children are small. Most of us want to feed our children the best food possible, but often the line between nutrition education and advertising is thin.
Is your baby ready for solids? Find out which developmental and physiological milestones signal a readiness.
When introducing baby solid foods at six months of age, you can be more flexible with the order of foods given to your baby. Offer your baby a variety of plain nutritious foods, keeping in mind the main points listed.
Feeding your baby real solid food after six months of breastmilk (or formula) is an exciting time, for you and for him. As you approach this transition, there are some questions you'll want to ask yourself.
by Christine Albury
Many parents are led to to believe that routine iron supplementation is required for breastfed babies once they reach 6 months of age. Some studies, however, suggest that iron supplementation is unnecessary, unless signs of iron-deficiency anemia are present.
Whether it's a toddler who brings a whole new dimension to leisurely dining, a preschooler who redefines pickiness, or the day-to-day challenge of getting dinner on the table, Ann Douglas offers these solutions to your family's toughest mealtime challenges.
Looking for ways to encourage healthy eating and sidestep "food fights" with your baby, toddler, and preschooler? Here are some solutions drawn from Mealtime Solutions for Your Baby, Toddler, and Preschooler: The Ultimate No-Worry Approach for Each Age and Stage.