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Jess from Pennsylvania, USA, wrote to us yesterday about her daughter, Dylan. She told us “Dylan is nearly 5 1/2 months old and – until now – exclusively breastfed. I had always planned to wait until the recommended age of 6 months to introduce her to solid foods, but I’m starting to wonder if I should give her something other than breast...

On this site, we often talk about the importance of introducing our little ones to a wide range of tastes and textures. As well as ensuring our babies are receiving a broad spectrum of nutrients, this approach also prevents “fussy eating” – tots who are already enjoying lots of different healthy foods are far less likely to be picky eaters later...

We received a message today from Louise in the UK who’d just experienced the car journey from hell! Her little boy, Rhys, is 8 months old and has been enjoying a wide variety of foods since he started solid foods at 6 months. He’s never experienced any problems with digesting his food, so Louise thought nothing of including a new element into his dinner...

Posted on Aug 3 2016 - 5:04am by Christine
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Have you ever watched your little one trying to pick up pieces of slippery food, like banana, peach or avocado? It can be pretty difficult – and doesn’t your heart go out to him when he almost gets the food into his mouth… only for it to slide right back through his fingers? But you can make things a little easier for him! (This is a tip that appears...

Baby knows best – it’s official! New research has shown that babies allowed to feed themselves from the outset via Baby Led Weaning tend to eat healthier AND maintain a healthy weight as they grow, compared to spoon fed babies. The research, conducted in the UK and published in BMJ Open, studied 155 children aged from 20 months to 6.5 years, whose parents...