The nutrition that your baby receives during their First 1000 Days of life (from pregnancy to two years) can have a positive influence on how they develop, grow and learn – not just now, but for his or her whole life.
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1000 days. Doesn’t sound like an awful lot does it? But the fact is that the first 1000 days of your little one’s life are a uniquely special time that can have a very real influence on how they develop, grow and learn — not just now, but for his or her whole life. Watch … read more >
The foods and drinks that you choose during pregnancy have long lasting effects on your baby’s health. Here are the things to check that you are including/avoiding in your diet during pregnancy.
What if your toddler suddenly starts being fussy and refuses the foods you give them? Well don’t stress, it is perfectly normal for toddlers to go through their ‘fussy eating phase’ at some stage. Mealtimes during these times can become a bit of a nightmare for you and your toddler, with lots of tantrums and frustration. Fortunately, most toddlers grow out of their fussy eating phase and normal mealtimes are eventually restored!
Some simple advice on why weaning is important and how to get started with your weaning journey.
Swap certain foods for others that have a higher nutritional content.
One of the best decisions you can make during the first 1000 days is to choose to breastfeed your baby. This article has lots of information about breastfeeding you may not know.
There are lots of reasons and benefits for including oily fish as part of a healthy balanced diet.
Safefood have developed a handy portion size guide for children aged 1-5 to show parents exactly what counts as a portion.
Congratulations! You are setting out on the first steps of a very exciting road, and no doubt looking forward to meeting your baby at the end of these 40 weeks of pregnancy.
In the first 1000 days, breastfeeding reduces your child’s chances of being obese.
For lots of reasons, it is a good idea to reach a healthy, ideal weight before you become pregnant — for both you and baby.
Iron plays a vital role in healthy brain development — that’s right ensuring your toddler gets just 8mg a day of Iron (RDA for toddlers) could help them develop to their full potential as teenagers and adults.
Remember in the First 1000 days, it’s important to introduce a variety of healthy foods to your baby’s weaning diet as this will improve their eating habits later in life.
“They’re the best days of your life aren’t they?” Said the stranger in Faro airport.
So I should be packing. Instead, I’m looking at pictures of Hiddleswift on my phone, who’ll probably be broken up by the time you read this
Here are 10 things I would tell my pre-baby self!
Our ambassador Karen Koster shares an update with us and introduces us to the adorable baby JJ!
This will probably be the last blog post I’ll write whilst I’m on maternity leave, as I head back to work in about 6 weeks. I’m relishing every minute I have with Ellen and not even thinking about work. I just want to enjoy the time I have left!
Date night. Me and John never had to plan date nights. We’d end up going for Thai food to get us over hump day, and sure the house red is lovely here so we’ll have that too. Friday evening would see us sliding into a cab and heading for dinner and drinks in town. It … read more >
Although being a new parent is a wonderful experience for many, it can leave some parents vulnerable to exhaustion and feeling overwhelmed. Finding time to take care of yourself is crucial to preventing parental burnout.
I am proud to display the Breastfeeding Mark at MacNean House.
“And are you planning on breastfeeding?” asked the midwife in the antenatal class. I patted my bump and replied, “Not today!” Oh we were having the craic already! As annoying as I was, trying to be the funny girl in class, I was sincere in my wish to try and breastfeed my first baby. I was … read more >
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new “Breastfeeding welcome here” mark and to welcome our new First 1000 Days ambassador Karen Koster