Getting your toddler busy in the kitchen, involving them in simple cooking and food shopping, can go a long way to nurturing a positive attitude towards food and acceptance of new foods. This will help to fight off/manage the dreaded fussy eating phase.
Author: First 1000 Days Team
If you are avoiding alcohol this festive season it doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself at a party or that you have to ring in the New Year with a glass of water! Here are a few tasty mocktail recipe ideas: Mojito Mocktail 75ml of apple juice 75ml of sparkling water 1 whole lime … read more >
Iron is very important during pregnancy for both you and your developing baby. Iron plays a crucial role in transporting oxygen all around the body and also plays an important role in protecting overall health.
With Christmas Day just around the corner, it is important to not only start planning what you will be feeding the older members of your family but to also factor in the little ones.
Nausea and vomiting, or ‘morning sickness, can be common occurrences during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester. However, it can continue for longer than the first trimester. Although it is often called ‘morning sickness’, it can actually happen any time of the day.
It can be common for women to experience food cravings and aversions during pregnancy. The exact reason for food cravings and aversions is not scientifically known but it is thought to be associated with a change in hormonal levels that occur during pregnancy which can intensify your sense of smell and subsequently your desire for certain foods.
The Department of Health recommend that all babies, whether breastfed or formula fed, should receive a 5 microgram (5µg) supplement of vitamin D3 every day from birth until 12 months of age. Vitamin D is important because it helps to absorb calcium and so is important for developing healthy bones.
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!
It is probably no surprise to you to hear that toddlers also ‘eat with their eyes’, and by making something look appetising, colourful and even fun, you have a better chance they will try it and eat it.
During Stage 2 you should aim to feed your baby 3 meals per day. Divide these into the morning, afternoon and evening. Each meal should be approximately 2-4 tablespoons but this will depend on your baby’s appetite. Foods should be offered before your baby’s milk feed during this stage. Space meals and milk feeds apart … read more >