Renae D'Andrea, Author at Baby Led Weaning + Toddler Nutrition

All posts by Renae D'Andrea

Do you struggle to come up with nutritious meals and snacks that are easy for your toddler or baby to eat? Here are 20 dietitian approved finger foods recipes to help you feed your baby or toddler healthy meals. Baby led weaning friendly, and all recipes are suitable as healthy baby led weaning recipe options. #babyledweaning #toddlermeals #healthykidsfood #fingerfoods

20 Finger Foods Recipes for Toddlers and Baby Led Weaning

  • January 18, 2019

It can be exhausting trying to come up with ideas of nutritious foods to feed your toddler or baby. With this list of the best finger foods for toddlers and babies, I’ve done the work of finding finger

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Are you on the fence about baby led weaning? Wondering if it is safe to combine baby led weaning and traditional weaning? Get the scoop from a child feeding expert about whether combining methods increases your baby's choking risk, and whether you should do a 2 week reset period if you've ever served your baby purees. #babyledweaning #blw #startingsolids #firstfoods

Is It Safe to Combine Traditional and Baby Led Weaning?

  • January 4, 2019

It’s a common question that so many parents have. Can you combine traditional and baby led weaning? Is baby led weaning an all or nothing method? If you choose to spoon feed purees, does that mean that

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Are you interested in baby led weaning? Maybe you've heard about it but aren't sure what the benefits of baby led weaning are? Between worrying about choking with baby led weaning to the mess involved, there are all sorts of concerns that parents have about this method. Click through to read about these 7 things you need to know before you start to help set your mind at ease and make feeding your baby as stress free as possible!

Baby Led Weaning: The 7 Things You Should Know Before Starting

  • December 21, 2018

Baby led weaning is such a great tool for parents to have access to when it comes to weaning their babies. But before you start, there are a few things that are helpful to know! Baby Led Weaning:

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Tired of mealtime battles with your kids? Whether they are about to start solid foods or they are school-aged, using the Division of Responsibility in feeding can help you to prevent, or end, food battles now! Learn from a feeding specialist how to start, and things you need to know before starting. #divisionofresponsibility #feedingtips #pickyeating

The Division of Responsibility in Feeding

  • December 7, 2018

Have you heard of the Division of Responsibility? It’s an important tool that can help parents of all ages reduce stress and battles around meal times! Read on for more information about it! End

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Do you know the best ways to use leftovers? Do you batch cook, and then reuse one ingredient multiple times? Do you turn your leftovers into a whole other meal entirely? Click through for tips from a dietitian on the best and healthiest ways to use leftovers to feed your family! #familymeals #leftovers

The Best Ways to Use Leftovers

  • November 16, 2018

My family has always eaten leftovers. I grew up on them, and have eaten them as an adult since I moved out of my parents house. Before becoming a dietitian and making food pretty much my life, it would

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Babies can start practicing their spoon skills as soon as they take their first bite! Learn how to teach your baby to use a spoon, what to expect as you do, and how you can expect them to progress as they learn how to use a spoon. #babynutrition

How to Teach Your Baby to Use a Spoon

  • November 2, 2018

One of the most common questions I get is about how to teach a baby to use a spoon. Today we’ll talk about the specific things you can do to help your baby learn to use a spoon. In this post I talked

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Do you know what the best baby cups are for your child? Not just from a mom standpoint, but from a development standpoint? Learn from a feeding specialist what you should be looking for when buying cups for your baby! #babycups #bestbabycups

The Best Baby Cups

  • October 26, 2018

Some of the links on this page are affiliate links that earn me a small commission, at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products I personally use and love, or think my readers will find useful.Have

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Having the right fridge and freezer staples can make or break a last minute meal. Learn tried and true dietitian secrets for always having the staples you need to make healthy family meals. Need to know what to do when you haven’t meal planned? Click through for the staples you shouldn’t be without! #familymealideas #healthymeals #mealtimetips

Fridge and Freezer Staples for Quick Family Meals

  • October 19, 2018

As promised, today’s post is going into detail about the fridge and freezer staples that can help you to make quick and nourishing family meals, even without a meal plan! Meal plans can make feeding

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A stocked pantry is the best tool you have for making quick and healthy family meals. Whether it's breakfast, dinner, or a baking project with your kid, having all of your pantry staples stocked helps to ensure you can make meals whether you've planned ahead of not. Get tips here from a registered dietitian about the essentials of a well stocked pantry and what you should always have on hand! #dietitian #pantrystaples #quickmeals

Pantry Staples for Quick Family Meals

  • October 12, 2018

Do you have a well stocked pantry full of pantry staples for quick meals?I ask in an effort to be real here. Meal planning is something that can be a great help when feeding your family. But sometimes

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Is it really worth it to buy an expensive stokke high chair? The Stokke Tripp Trapp is much more expensive than the Ikea Antilop, does it really make a difference in feeding your baby? The answer is yes! Find out what you should be looking for when it comes to feeding your baby, and what is important to have in a high chair. Whether you are planning your baby registry of already feeding your baby, check out these important tips! #feedingtips #childnutrition #besthighchairs

The Stokke High Chair or the Ikea High Chair: Which Is the Best High Chair for Your Baby

  • October 5, 2018

Why am I talking about the Stokke high chair or the Ikea high chair? What's so special or notable about these chairs?I remember when I was pregnant and we were registering for all of the baby gear that

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