Childhood Nutrition Archives - Baby Led Weaning + Toddler Nutrition

Category Archives for Childhood Nutrition

Can babies have sugar? When should you introduce sugars to toddlers? Is it ok to give sweets to babies? All of these are common questions parents have! Find out from a pediatric dietitian how to handle sugar to keep your kids healthy and help them have a healthy relationship with food as they grow!

How to Handle Sugar for Babies and Toddlers

  • July 12, 2019

Today we’re talking all things sugar! Can your baby have sugar? What about your toddler? And how do you balance providing a healthy and nutritious diet with helping your child have a healthy relationship

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How to transition your baby to milk is a very common concern! How do you actually wean your baby off of breastmilk? Or help your baby to switch from formula to cow's milk? How about changing from a bottle to a cup? So many questions! Click through for all the answers from a pediatric dietitian!

How to Transition Your Baby To Milk

  • June 28, 2019

How to transition your baby to milk from breast milk or formula can leave even the most confident parents full of anxiety. How should you do it? When do you start? Do I even need to give milk? I've got

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Do you find yourself serving the same thing to your toddler? Wondering if you can serve baby the same food every day? Learn the most important thing you can do for your child's diet here, and just why your focus should be on serving a varied, nutrient-rich diet in the first two years of your child's life!

Can I Serve My Baby the Same Food Every Day?

  • June 14, 2019

One of the most common questions I get every week is something along the lines of "Is it okay if I give my baby eggs everyday?" The food changes frequently here, but the question remains the same. Is it

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Toddler portion sizes can be so confusing. How much should you be giving of each food? Do you need to worry when your toddler doesn't eat all of something? What if I told you that serving sizes for toddlers should be thrown out the window? Click through for what I recommend instead to help keep meals low stress, and help you feel confident in what your child is eating.

Toddler Portion Sizes- How Much Food Is Too Much?

  • May 31, 2019

What are the right portion sizes for your baby? Do you need to know toddler portion sizes? And can you ever serve them too much? Keep reading for the answers!Portion sizes for toddlers, and kids in general,

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Toddler food throwing can be a big problem! Whether your toddler is throwing food, or throwing their plates and cups, learn strategies from a feeding specialist to help you nip them in the bud! With tips for babies and toddlers, as well as specific help for lots of different situations, click through for details and to help get meals back on track. #foodthrowing #toddlermeals

How to Stop Toddler Food Throwing

  • May 17, 2019

As your baby starts to learn that they are an independent person they will inevitably start to explore their boundaries at the table. It doesn't just stop with toddler food throwing though! From banging

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There are so many different concerns out there about milks for toddlers. From what the best milks for toddlers are to whether they even need a milk, what to do if you're still breastfeeding your toddler, and the best non dairy milk options, I'm going into depth about it all. The best toddler milk doesn't need to be confusing!

The Best Toddler Milk

  • April 26, 2019

I’m sure you’ve heard it by now. The general recommendation is to start your toddler on cow’s milk once they turn one. But what’s the deal with that? Why is that the recommendation for the best

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Having a kid who isn't gaining weight can be nerve wracking. Get tips here from a feeding expert to help you learn how to safely help your child gain weight, including a food list of high calorie foods and tips for how to serve them.

How to Help Your Child Gain Weight

  • April 12, 2019

Are you worried about how you child is growing? Have you been told they need to gain weight? Keep reading for some expert tips on how to help your child gain weight. When it comes to kids, it can

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Do you have a toddler who is starting to want to snack all the time? Or constantly saying that they're hungry? Learn why you should implement a feeding schedule for toddlers, and how it can help save your sanity as well as improve your child's eating habits exponentially. Get tips here from a registered dietitian and child feeding expert!

Why a Feeding Schedule for Toddlers is Important

  • March 15, 2019

Setting up a feeding schedule for toddlers is one of the best ways parents can prevent feeding issues down the road. It can also save your sanity in the meantime. Read on for the details!As babies turn

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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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Learn about the top choking hazards for kids under 4, as well as what the top choking hazards for baby led weaning, and infant choking in general, are. Did you know that peanut butter can be a choking hazard? Find out what else makes the list, plus how to serve the top choking hazards safely to your kids and babies! #chokinghazards #dietitian #kidchokinghazards

The Top Choking Hazards for Kids Under 4

  • September 28, 2018

Can you name the choking hazards for kids under 4? How about for babies? These are some of the more common choking hazards for kids and babies!While most of us know to avoid whole hot dogs and grapes,

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