Posts tagged baby led weaning

The amazing egg 🍳 
Incredibly nutrient dense, perfect texture, a whole food and super easy to make. The whole egg is healthy but for babies under 10 months it’s recommended to only give egg yolks. They are stacked with healthy fats for brain development and vitamin absorption and strengthens the intestinal wall ready for digestion. Also high in vitamin B, A and D. Also high in ‘heme iron’ which is easily absorbed by babies and what their body starts to require around 6 months. 

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look after yourself mama

Don’t forget yourselves mamas! We can get so caught up with making sure our babies have the best, most organic and nutritious food - but what are you eating?? This is something I have fallen guilty too many times.. living off sourdough bread and peanut butter for that quick fix. And while that’s fine in moderation - it’s not going to be providing you with the nutrients you need to function as a busy Mum (especially when sleep deprived!)

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Baby food doesn’t need to taste boring! Once your baby is used to the pure tastes of fruit and vegetables it’s time to start adding some flavour! Exposing your baby to strong flavours early on in their food journey will help promote a more mature pallet and less fussy kids - start with small amounts of flavour and work your way up.

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How much and how often should my baby eat?

I get quite a few questions asking ‘how much’ and ‘how often’ should my baby eat.. it’s a bit of a tricky question to answer, as like adults, babies will have different needs! My advice would be always boob (or formula) before food atleast until baby starts weaning (or 12 months of age).

When first starting foods at 6 months I would recommend

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When is my baby ready for solids?

I often hear mums talk about starting their baby on solids at a young age (under 6 months) because ‘they were grabbing my food’ or ‘they were watching me eat’ or to make them sleep better! And whilst I understand the thought process these mums were going through there are a few definitive things you should look out for prior to commencing solids.

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