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An Introduction to Baby Weaning & Toddler Feeding
What our children eat, or won’t eat, is considered today a huge hot potato. The subject is highly emotive and can effect many aspects of a childs life.
Sleep, behaviour, teeth, concentration, immune system, and energy levels can all be affected by diet.
While most parents really care about their child’s dietary requirements, many are juggling the huge demands of family life and a career.
Because the sleep nanny has been listening to parent's for over 25 years and providing practical solutions to weaning and feeding issues, she fully understands the problems and the pressure that parent’s face today.
Teaching your child or toddler to enjoy healthy and nutritious food need not be a battle or a huge time commitment.
By the time you child reaches 5 years old, her tastes for food will be well established. She may be stuck in her ways or stuck in a rut. She may be craving sugary foods while refusing all the healthy stuff. She may be a victim of her fluctuating blood sugar levels and even labelled as a 'naughty' or 'disruptive' child as a result.
The most effective way to teach your children to love and enjoy really tasty and healthy food is to introduce it at the very beginning. Instead of relying on pre-made and processed baby food at the start of weaning, just give your baby home prepared food. Even from the very first taste.
During the early months of your baby’s life, breast or formula milk will be her only need in terms of food. At around 5 or 6 months, she will be ready to try real food and this is when the fun begins.
For some parents this can be a bit nerve wracking as they begin to wonder what exactly their baby should be eating for her first food.
With supermarket shelves 'heaving' with jars and packets of ready made or powdered baby food all claiming to be the 'perfect' first taste for your baby. It is a little confusing for first time parents to say the least! It certainly does not need be like this.
Babies do not need special food!
Firstly, remember that your baby is not an 'alien' full of mystery, but a smaller version of you.
Believe it or not your baby can eat normal food right from the beginning as young as 5 or 6 months (or 4 months under the direction of a paediatrician)
We have put together a step by step guide of articles for you to download and follow. By showing how your baby’s dietary requirements can change as she goes from month to month during the first year. Our weaning guide is simple to follow, while allowing you to go at your own pace.
There is even a recipe section takes you through every step of development from 6 month to 5 years and beyond, with easy to follow instructions on how to prepare, cook, and store delicious and nutritious meals.