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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...

Even if you make your own baby food, there may be times that you will choose to buy a commercially made snack for your little one. And when you do,  you will probably want to check the labeling to make sure that it doesn’t contain added sugar. But sugar often comes disguised with many different names… so are you sure that you can truly spot it in a...

Posted on Jun 27 2012 - 7:30am by Christine
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We’re occasionally asked about taro and poi – and whether or not they are safe for babies to eat. So we thought we’d make this interesting vegetable the subject of today’s post! What is taro? You may not be familiar with taro, which is hugely popular in some parts of the world and virtually unknown in others! Taro is a root vegetable. It...