Top tips for fussy toddlers
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!
What is the First 1000 Days?
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 >
Teatime Turkey Burgers
Tip: Wear clean rubber gloves or disposable latex gloves when shaping the mixture into burgers if you don’t like touching the meat.
New Friends & Weaning Adventures
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!
PREVENTING PARENTAL BURNOUT
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.
Preventing vitamin D deficiency in toddlers
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
Toddler Breakfast Ideas
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 >
Oily fish for your toddler
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.
Keeping your toddler busy in the kitchen
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.
Mini Toddler Turkey Burgers
Celebrate Thanksgiving with these tasty mini Turkey burgers. Toddlers will love them too! Serve in wholemeal rolls with tomato relish. Sweet potato wedges would also go well with these
Learning to make friends
This time last year I was back at work and Cal had settled really well with the childminder. He was only four months old when I went back to my job and although I was a bit apprehensive at first about giving him to a minder at such a tender age, I was thrilled at how well he settled.
Parent problem Googler!
At the beginning of this year, I wrote here about the dangers of Googling parental queries. It’s a pretty obvious one. Googling is like a red rag to a hypochondriac, if you’re anywhere near as hysterical as I am, a google too far and you could end up diagnosing bubonic plague when it’s just a runny nose. Guaranteed if you admit to others that you are a PPG (parenting problem Googler) it will be met with shrieks of “DON’T Google stuff!”