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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...

Cottage cheese is an ingredient that pops up in quite a few of our recipes. Cottage cheese is creamy, with a relatively mild taste and its soft, easily manageable curds make it a GREAT food for helping baby transition from smooth purees to lumpier textures. If you’re not personally a fan of cottage cheese, it’s worth looking into for your baby as it’s...

Iron plays a very important role in infant nutrition and is probably the nutrient you hear the most about during baby’s first year. Adequate iron levels are essential for the healthy development and function of your baby’s brain. Iron is also needed to make hemoglobin, which helps keeps all the body’s cells supplied with oxygen. Full term healthy...

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...

We received a message over the weekend from Kristen in Scotland, UK, who’s becoming a little frustrated with her son’s love of sweet potato – to the exclusion of ALL else. Michael will only eat sweet potatoes – he closes his mouth and turns his head away from just about everything else. We’ve tried other vegetables and fruits but we’re not getting anywhere. My Health Visitor told me he needs to be eating more than just sweet potatoes – he’s 8 months. But she didn’t tell me how to make...