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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 >
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.
It’s the basic things that have changed for me since I had a baby. A simple task like leaving the house is much more of an ordeal now than it was before.
Ellen is now 5 months old and great fun already. Every week sees a new milestone and it’s so exciting to see her grow and develop. She still throws us a curveball every few days by doing something unexpected or out of routine, so we are constantly learning. During her first few months I … read more >
Having enough iron in the weaning diet is important to help your baby grow and develop, and to prevent iron deficiency anaemia. Iron also will support brain development. From about 6 months of age, your baby’s iron stores, accumulated from you when you were pregnant, are depleted, so dietary sources of iron become very important.
Vitamin D, sometimes known as the ‘sunshine’ vitamin, is actually a hormone, called 25- hydroxyvitamin D, which is made by our bodies in response to sun exposure. We can also obtain vitamin D directly from our food, which can include foods which naturally contain vitamin D or are fortified with vitamin D, as well as dietary supplements
Now that Dafne is 6 months old, I’ve noticed that things seem to be changing rapidly. I love seeing how she is discovering her world.
The toddler years can be both fun and difficult when it comes to food and developing eating habits. It is a key time though to develop your child’s eating habits for life! So one of the most important meals of the day is breakfast, here are a few fun and healthy breakfast ideas suitable for … read more >
Buying foods when they are in season is the best way to get best quality at the best price. Now that we are entering Spring (although it may not feel like it!) There are lots of fresh veg that you can incorporate into your weekly shopping list. Here are the vegetables that are in season … read more >
Fish is without a doubt one of the most nutritious foods you can offer to your toddler. Find out about the benefits and tips to get your toddler to eat fish.
Christmas and New Year has been and gone and my household is on to a new challenge. Dafne is coming up to 6 months and I’ve begun weaning her onto foods. Since I had Dafne I’ve learned that every baby is different. Rather than trying to do exactly what one book says or one expert I’ve … read more >
Pancake Tuesday is here! Pancakes are so versatile and can easily make a nutritious meal for both you or your baby or toddler. Pancakes made with milk are a source of calcium, eggs add some iron, protein and vitamin D, you can use wholemeal flour to boost the fibre and then serving with fruit adds … read more >