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Nutrition, Tips

Healthy snacking for babies and toddlers (part 1)

Everyone does baby and toddler snacks differently, but I know some people really struggle with knowing when to introduce them and what to give. Here’s a bit of a Q&A on my approach (yours may of course vary). Part two of this post will be a big long list of healthy, homemade baby and toddler snack ideas, so keep your eyes…

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Nutrition

Easy ways to get protein into your baby’s diet

When we started baby led weaning, we did a lot of easy finger foods (fruit, veg, toast etc), but as Eli progressed, I started to do more research into providing a balanced diet. Here’s some of the information I found out 🙂 I’ll follow up later on in the week with some quick and easy protein-rich meal ideas. How much…

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Theory

Should babies eat fat?

Here’s a common baby led wesning question I see people asking on BLW forums and groups: “I want to make pesto pasta/fry onions for sauce/make toast with butter on. But I’m afraid/my partner or mum says I shouldn’t be giving my baby fat or oil? Should I just steam baby’s veg portion so they don’t get the fat?” The short…

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Nutrition

What’s a balanced diet for babies anyway?

Figuring out a balanced diet for your baby can be a bit anxiety-provoking. I know it was for me – I’m not a dietitian or health professional, just a mum who loves food. Especially with your first baby you can really lack confidence in whether you’re doing it right. Luckily, there are quite a few resources online to help you…

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Drinks

What’s the deal with water?

Lots of parents get confused about giving their babies water when they start baby led weaning (BLW). How much do you give? When do you give it? What on earth do you do if they don’t drink it? It can be nerve-wracking. When to start with water Your baby probably doesn’t need water until six months old and starting on solids. Giving water…

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