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You’ll often see ‘folate’ listed as a nutrient in various fruits, vegetables and even some meat products. So what exactly IS folate? Why does your baby need it… and which foods contain the most? Folate is a water soluble vitamin that is less commonly known as vitamin B9. It occurs naturally in some foods – notably leafy vegetables (the word...

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...

Calcium is an important nutrient throughout life – but particularly so in infancy. It helps with the healthy development and growth of your baby’s...

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...