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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...

If you’re thinking about introducing liver to your baby, then you might be a little confused by some of the information you’ve read about it. On the one hand, many sources will tell you that liver is rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals… on the other hand, you probably recall being told NOT to eat liver whilst you were pregnant. So is it OK...

There are a few questions that we receive quite often about homemade cereal for babies. One of the most common is whether or not homemade cereal (as opposed to the commercial variety) is high enough in iron. Another is whether or not it’s considered safe to add cereal to baby’s night-time milk, in order to encourage him to sleep through the night. So...

The healthiest way to cook ANY vegetables for your baby is by steaming them, right? Well, not always! In the case of carrots, it’s may be better to BOIL your carrots than to steam them, as boiling actually INCREASES some of their nutrients, compared to steaming or sauteing them, which can cause a DECREASE! Research carried out in 2008 and published in the Journal...