Not So Nutritious Foods For Kids

It’s perfectly common for kids to go through a picky stage at the dinner table. As parents we typically stress over eating enough and getting a good balance of nutritious foods for kids, but some seemingly healthy foods your kids might like could be misleading. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, poor snack choices increase a child’s caloric intake and can lead to childhood obesity. Here’s a list of the 5 most popular foods that aren’t as healthy as {Read More}

Quick and Easy Breakfasts for Toddlers

Mornings can be hectic when you aren’t the only one that has to get up and going for the day. Trying to prepare easy breakfasts for toddlers and preschoolers that can’t all agree on the same thing can drive you insane. Growing up, our choices were take it or leave it! One way to make breakfast time go a little bit smoother is by having them help out. When you allow your child to be a part of something like {Read More}

Mouthwatering Baby Food Recipes for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a special time where we all over-indulge in stuffing ourselves silly with foods that we don’t normally consume on a daily basis. Why should your baby have to miss out on the good stuff simply because they aren’t ready for chewing? Many of these foods are actually quite healthy and make great purees for your baby. If your baby has started eating solids, these mouthwatering baby food recipes for Thanksgiving are sure to create some exciting new tastes {Read More}

Baby’s First Foods: What You Need to Know

Most babies get their first tastes of foods between the age of 4 to 6 months. This can be really fun and exciting, but there is something important you should know when it comes to choosing your baby’s first foods. Most parents opt for infant rice cereal, but is it a safe choice? Arsenic in Infant Rice Cereal First of all, what is arsenic? Arsenic naturally occurs in the earth’s soil where most of our foods are grown, so it {Read More}

Stainless Steel vs Plastic Baby Bottles: Everything you need to know

Many women opt to breastfeed when their bundle of joy is born, however as it is not a choice for everyone, bottle-feeding is the next best option to feed your baby the important nutrients and vitamins they need. When choosing a baby bottle, it is automatic to purchase a plastic bottle, as this is one of the most popular choices on the market. However, thanks to new technology and research, stainless steel bottles have become a new way of feeding {Read More}

Best Foods for Baby Development During Pregnancy

You are probably already aware of the importance of taking prenatal vitamins during pregnancy. Did you know that certain things in your diet can help in your baby’s development? You can give your baby an early start by choosing the right foods for baby development during pregnancy. Likewise, some food choices can actually have a negative impact on baby’s development.   Most of us want to eat healthy during pregnancy, but with morning sickness, food aversions, and wild cravings that {Read More}

Breastfeeding A Baby With Tongue Tie

Breastfeeding is different for every momma. For some, it just comes natural while others have more difficulty with breastfeeding successfully. There are many methods that help make breastfeeding easier and painless such as proper positioning and latching on. Sometimes, there could be an underlying issue that is causing the problem. A baby with tongue tie could be a problem with breastfeeding. What is Tongue Tie? Some babies are born with what is known as a tongue-tie. This is an abnormality {Read More}

Fun and Healthy Snack Ideas

Snack time is a great time to give children a break from playing and allows them to refuel their bodies for optimal growth. There are so many convenience snacks on the shelves that are loaded with hidden sugars, sodium, fats, and other ingredients you may not want your child to be consuming in excess. Things like cookies and candy are ok for occasional treats, but you should always have nutritious foods included in their snacks. Here are some fun and {Read More}

A Guide on Formula Feeding

The American Academy of Pediatrics and various health experts advise that breast milk is best for your baby; however, it is not always practical or even possible for some mothers. Whether you choose not to breast feed, if it’s not an option for you, or you need to supplement breast feeding with formula, there are important things you need to know for safe handling and preparation. You may think it’s a no-brainer as there are instructions on the back of {Read More}

Is It Just Spit Up or Acid Reflux?

When it comes to newborns spit happens. It’s inevitable; all babies spit up at some point or another, hence the purpose of burp cloths. While some babies do spit up more than others, in some cases spitting up can be an indication of something more serious, such as acid reflux or even GERD. Knowing what’s normal and what isn’t can be vital to determining if it’s actually spit up or acid reflux and getting your baby back on track to {Read More}