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Shelby, a recent visitor to our site, was inspired by our barley baby food recipes page and decided to buy some of these nutritious grains for her little one. Our article recommended ‘hulled’ barley – super nutritious and far better for your baby than the more common ‘pearled’ barley, which has most of its goodness stripped away during...

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 Liz in Illinois, who asked My daughter is 7 weeks old and wakes every 2-3 hours to be fed during the night. My mother suggested putting cereal into the last bottle of milk my baby has each day, to fill up her tummy and help her sleep for longer. Is this safe? This advice is often given to parents by baby’s grandparents, because...

Posted on Jul 7 2016 - 6:19am by Christine
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Commercial gravy mixes – and most homemade gravy recipes – are unsuitable for babies because of their high salt content. But if you’d really like to serve your little one some gravy with his dinner, here are a couple of alternative “baby gravy” recipes to try. Option 1 (suitable for accompanying a roast meat meal) Take 2 oz of your...

Posted on Jul 4 2016 - 6:35am by Christine
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So what exactly IS bio yogurt – and is it safe for your baby to eat? To make yogurt, milk is heated and bacteria are added as it cools. The bacteria then convert the lactose in the milk to lactic acid, which makes the yogurt set. Heat treatments then ensure that the final product does not contain any of these bacteria – but bio-yogurt does not receive...