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    Raising a Vegetarian Baby – Motherly

    Vegetarian kids have gone more mainstream in the last decade, and it’s not uncommon for vegetarian parents to want to pass their meat-free lifestyle onto their children. But while you may be a pro at being a vegetarian, feeding your baby a healthy, balanced and satisfying meatless diet can be tricky. After all, children have very specific nutritional needs, and not eating meat doesn’t mean that they don’t need the nutrients in meat. So before you get going, you need to know how to compensate and ensure that a vegetarian lifestyle does not impede on baby’s daily dietary intake of   Read More

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    Should I Make My Own Baby Food? | For Better

    Recently, there’s been discussion about opting for commercial baby food vs. making your own at home. So you might be wondering: What’s the best choice? (Getty Images) A dietitian, like myself, will likely tell you that the healthiest baby is a fed baby. At 6 months of age, it’s important to begin offering complementary foods into your infant’s diet. This is important for exploration and development. It’s also the beginning of adding in foods that are high in iron, as your breast milk or formula can no longer provide 100{c33c21346ff5e26ab8e0ae3d29ae4367143f0d27c235e34c392ea37decdb8bed} of needs. Variety is key at this age, and trying   Read More

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    Staten Island mom sues baby food companies that reportedly have ‘dangerous levels’ of heavy metals in their products

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A Staten Island mom has sued five companies that appeared on a government report’s list of baby food businesses recently found to have “dangerous levels” of heavy metals in their products. Michelle Walls filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Eastern District of New York this week against Beech-Nut, Hain, Nurture, Gerber and Plum after the U.S. House of Representatives released a report that found the five companies, along with two others, were producing foods with high levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury, the complaint indicates. Walls has been almost exclusively feeding her son, identified in   Read More

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    This TikTok Shows How To Make A Baby Yoda Gingerbread

    I know it’s been over a year but, hey, I’m not over Baby Yoda yet! No one is, TBH, and the second season of The Mandalorian has definitely helped to revive our obsession. With the holiday season in full swing, there are quite a few Star Wars gifts you may have purchased, and while I’m sure the recipient will be appreciative of those gifts, they probably aren’t as mesmerizing as this WILD Baby Yoda gingerbread sculpture. This content is imported from TikTok. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to   Read More

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    Easy recipes for any baby shower

    Making food for a baby shower is one of the most exciting ways to express your love for a parent-to-be. Creating the perfect party theme and deciding on adorable baby shower games are important, but the spread needs to be just right. This year, you might be showering with mailed-in gifts and virtual guests, but food is still pivotal for throwing an epic baby shower. Here are our favorite recipes to make for baby showers — from cute finger foods to decadent cakes. Appetizers and light bites Shutterstock Light, crunchy and oozing with cheesy mashed potatoes, this easy-to-make finger   Read More

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    Raising a Vegan Baby or Toddler: Is It Safe?

    There was a time when, if you told people you were planning to raise your baby vegan from the get-go, you’d be met with raised eyebrows or even indignant comments. How would your child get enough protein and nutrients? Wouldn’t they have deficiencies? (Annnnd this is why we don’t always share our child-rearing plans with others, right?) These days, with the increasing popularity of plant-based diets, it’s far more accepted to bring your child up on a diet free of animal products. In fact, according to a 2016 position paper from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, appropriately planned vegetarian   Read More

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    Your guide to cooking your own baby food and freezing it

    Pureed baby food in ice cube trays ready for freezing. Cooking and freezing your baby’s food isn’t as time-consuming as it sounds. We chat to Dani Silbermann, Mommy blogger, for her tips on how busy moms can cook and freeze their own baby food without spending hours in the kitchen: Buy all of the veggies you want your baby to eat. Where possible, opt for organic, but if you can’t, don’t stress. Wash, peel, prep. Don’t overcook your veggies as you’re going to kill your nutrients. Just cook until soft enough to blend. Tip: At the bottom of the steamer,   Read More

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    The Beaba Babycook Is the Best Baby Gadget We’ve Bought

    When it comes to parenting, I like to think my recipe is a heap of woo-woo with a healthy dash of pragmatism. I co-slept for the first few months and breastfeed and babywear on the regular. My baby’s room is adorned with rose quartz crystals, and I can recite her star chart by heart. So when it came time to introduce solids (Yay! Food! My boobs get a break!), I was torn between those little glass jars of baby food (an obvious and easy solution) and having to make food myself—adding yet another to-do to my never-ending list of   Read More

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    Homemade Baby Food Recipes | INTEGRIS

    Your baby will be ready to try solid foods for the first time between 4 and 6 months of age. It’s an exciting step in your baby’s life, but it can also be overwhelming for new parents. Always consult your pediatrician about how and when to introduce foods into your baby’s diet.  You may be wondering whether store-bought or homemade baby food is best. We’ve outlined the benefits of each, and we provided tips for making your baby food at home so you can make educated decisions that are best for your family. Benefits of homemade baby food The most   Read More

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    The best DIY baby food recipes approved by experts

    Every parent wants to do what’s best for their baby, and making your own baby food is just one of the many considerations toward that goal. If you’ve decided to learn how to make baby food at home, you may feel overwhelmed. Thankfully, with some information and helpful hints, you can begin creating homemade, healthy meals for your little tike. Pros and cons of DIY baby food An important note: commercial baby food must meet high safety and nutritional standards. So, if you choose to go with store-bought baby food, it’s okay! However, the DIY approach offers many advantages. One   Read More

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