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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...

White sugar is something we all strive to keep to an absolute minimum in the diets of our babies. Yet you’ve probably noticed that your little one rather enjoys sweeter flavours and may prefer them to savoury. So does this mean that a little sugar in his diet is inevitable? Not at all – because there are a whole range of ingredients besides sugar that...

We’ve had another wonderful year of sharing our favourite homemade baby food recipes, tips and techniques with you and we’ve very much enjoyed receiving all your photos and messages. Thank you so much for supporting us! As the year draws to a close we thought we’d take a moment to look back over our top homemade baby food posts of 2011, giving you a chance to catch up with any that you might have missed. So here we go… we hope you (and your babies!) enjoy them: Moist and Mouthwatering Sweet Potato Bread Spiced...