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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!

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Getting out and about with baby

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 >

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Getting enough iron in the weaning diet

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.

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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

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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 >

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What veg are in season?

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 >

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The Joys of Weaning

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 >

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Pancake Tuesday

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 >