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Learn the science behind healthy eating and how to make the right food choices for baby’s growth and development.

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Playing in Food Without the Mess
Nutrition

Playing in Food Without the Mess

My blog article How Kids Depend on Their 8 Senses to Eat explored why kids need to get hands-on experience via cooking and sensory play with new foods. When kids experience food with all of their senses, they are more…

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5 Reasons Your Baby Is Having Trouble Eating Solid Foods
Nutrition

5 Reasons Your Baby Is Having Trouble Eating Solid Foods

Oh, the Instagram moments when baby starts on solids! As your baby takes his first bites of purees or soft solids like ripe avocado, it’s a rite of passage to document the expressions, the mess and the triumphs of your…

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Understanding Baby’s Gag Reflex
Nutrition

Understanding Baby’s Gag Reflex

It can be alarming for parents to see their baby gag! Gagging is not a pleasant experience, and the more we gag, the more we anticipate and try to avoid the uncomfortable feeling. But for baby, those first experiences with…

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What Is a Pediatric Feeding Disorder?
Nutrition

What Is a Pediatric Feeding Disorder?

All kids can be picky, but when should a parent worry? In my article Early Signs That Baby is Picky — and What to Do About It, I highlighted red flags that may indicate a pediatric feeding delay or disorder.…

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5 Ways to Build Self-Confidence When Your Baby is Self-Feeding
Nutrition

5 Ways to Build Self-Confidence When Your Baby is Self-Feeding

Learning to pick up slippery pieces of avocado or dip a spoon into warm baby cereal is tricky! Ask any 6-, 7- or even 8-month-old child dealing with the learning curve of grasping food in their little fist or trying…

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How Kids Depend on Their 8 Senses to Eat
Nutrition

How Kids Depend on Their 8 Senses to Eat

Whether your child is 6 months old or 6 years old, he’s learning to eat a variety of foods thanks to your terrific parenting and his amazing sensory system! Becoming an adventurous eater and trying Brussels sprouts, asparagus, salmon and…

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Early Signs That Baby Is Picky — and What to Do About It
Nutrition

Early Signs That Baby Is Picky — and What to Do About It

The term “picky” is thrown around all the time in parenting articles, but what does it really mean, especially when it comes to the first year of life? Picky or fussy eaters have strong likes and dislikes around what, when…

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12 Surprising Tips to Help Baby Transition to Finger Foods
Nutrition

12 Surprising Tips to Help Baby Transition to Finger Foods

The big day has arrived! It’s time to introduce your baby to finger foods! Actually, “fist foods” is the more appropriate term — babies first learn to grasp soft, squishable foods in their little fists before holding them between the…

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