feeding toddlers

Eight Quick Tips to Raising an Adventurous Eater

If you're the parent of an infant or toddler, you may not have encountered Picky Eating...yet. If you want kids who don't put up a fight every time every time a new dish or a vegetable is set before them -- start thinking now, in the early eating days, about your food and dining choices. It's not too early to put these eight quick tips in place.

Getting Baby Used to a Variety of Foods

Do you want your little one to enjoy all the foods the rest of the family likes? Do you worry you'll have a toddler who only wants mac and cheese or hot dogs? Learn how to use developmental windows of opportunity (heightened fascination with colorful objects and the tendency to put everything in her mouth)to encourage a life-long appreciation of the foods of your culture.

Go Gourmet Baby!

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.