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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...

If you were asked to name all the nutrients your baby needs for healthy growth and development, the one you might forget to mention is zinc! Whilst we’re all familiar with the importance of vitamins and minerals like vitamin C and iron, we don’t tend to hear as much about zinc – yet it’s an essential nutrient that has many important roles throughout...

A good gravy makes a delicious addition to many meals and can be a great way to make your baby’s less-than-favourite veggies a little more appealing! However, many commerically available gravy mixes and powders tend to be too salty to be safely included in your baby’s menu (more information here about the dangers of adding salt to baby food). So today we have...

A very happy Diwali today to our visitors from all over the world who celebrate this special festival! Today, we’re going to help baby celebrate right along with you, with this easy-to-prepare recipe for a Butternut Squash and Chicken Curry… yum! This recipe is ideal for babies of at least 7 months of age who are already enjoying a wide variety of foods. For...

These lentil nuggets are easy to make and make a very nutritious finger food for babies feeding themselves. Lentils are an excellent source of protein,...