Just wrapped up an EPIC week hosting the Fortified Family's 5 Day Baby Food Texture Challenge. This was an awesome experience born out of SO MANY questions I received all about what EXACTLY can you do to push your baby's palate?
One of THE BIGGEST hesitations I hear from parents over and over again is the fear of gagging and choking. But gagging and choking are 2 totally different things. Choking is a life-threatening event that results in obstruction of the airway. But gagging is good!
Pancakes and waffles are pretty much sanctioned versions of cookies and cakes that you just happen to eat for breakfast. Commercial mixes are made with a white carb base, tons of salt and then of course we go topping these guys with refined sugar-filled syrup...
The times they are a changing when it comes to babies and peanut protein. Prevailing wisdom used to be that parents and caregivers of babies at high risk for peanut allergy were told they should avoid peanut or peanut products until the baby was well into childhood.
How do you know when it's time to start your baby on solid foods? That answer varies widely depending on what part of the world you live in, who you're talking to and even what your family history or ethnic makeup is.
There's a lot of buzz about feeding babies these days! Some important guidelines have been revised that shed new light on child feeding practices. These will no doubt impact how health practitioners and parents' approach starting solid foods:
Our quadruplets recently celebrated their first birthday, and our friends at the local San Diego FOX affiliate invited us on their show to talk about what they've been doing...and eating in the past few months.
With baby quadruplets at home, I'm always looking for dinner ideas my husband and older daughter love but that our babies can enjoy with us as well. Enter my current suppertime savior: mini meatloaves.