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Did you know that there’s a sweetener you can add to your baby’s food that actually provides some nutrients too? It sounds a little too good to be true, but blackstrap molasses adds a subtle sweetness to foods and is an excellent source of nutrition in its own right. So what is blackstrap molasses – and why is it healthier than regular sugar? The unusual...

You will sometimes see magnesium listed as a nutrient in some of the foods discussed on our website. But have you ever wondered just what magnesium is – and how it is used by your baby? Magnesium is actually an essential element of the human diet – we can’t make it ourselves, so we have to obtain it from food. It is used throughout the body – mainly...

You have probably heard that honey should never be given to babies under one year of age. The reason for this is that honey may contain bacteria that could lead to botulism. Once your baby reaches 12 months of age, his digestive system should be developed enough to kill the spores responsible for botulism infection. We’ve received a few e-mails in the past from...

When we ran a survey on our site last year to find out which is the first food¬† most commonly introduced to babies, a whopping 70 per cent of parents replied that their little ones’ first taste of solids had been infant rice cereal (baby rice). Pediatricians frequently recommend baby rice as an appropriate first food and many of us are led to believe that it is...