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Even if you make your own baby food, there may be times that you will choose to buy a commercially made snack for your little one. And when you do,  you...

You make your own baby food because you want your little one to receive the very best nutrition, using fresh and wholesome ingredients. But did you know that there are five very simple ways to make your baby’s food even MORE nutritious? If your baby eats very little – or if you’re having difficulties getting him to accept a wide variety of foods –...

Most of us are aware that babies under 12 months of age should not be given honey. This is because honey may contain the spores that can lead to botulism poisoning, a serious condition that can even be fatal in extreme cases. The advice to avoid honey in the diets of babies under 12 months of age even extends to its use in baked goods or other cooked foods, as we discussed...

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...

It’s common knowledge that refined sugars are a big no-no in the diets of babies and young children. Quite aside from the harm that they do to emerging teeth, refined sugars are renowned for contributing to behavioural problems such as hyperactivity, attention deficit disorders and mood swings. But did you know that – from a biological viewpoint – refined...