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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

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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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How do you help your baby learn to feed themselves? Or maybe you're focused on getting more veggies into your kids or your baby? Or maybe you want to find out how to teach your baby to use a spoon or fork? While there are many methods you can try, here is an easy, hands off parenting hack to help you teach your baby how to feed themselves. It also works wonders for teaching older kids how to act at the table! #selffeeding #blw #parentinghack #dietitian

How to Help Your Baby Learn to Feed Themselves

  • September 21, 2018

Having a baby, or even a toddler, that can feed themselves is something that most parents look forward to. The ability to put food in front of your child and have them know what to do with it is an amazing

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The healthiest bread for babies can be complicated and confusing! Do you know how to choose bread that is safe for baby? Get recommendations from a dietitian by clicking through. Be confident in what you're feeding your baby! #babyledweaning #babynutrition #breadforbabies

The Best Bread for Babies

  • August 24, 2018

One of the best tricks for feeding your newly-eating baby is to pretty much put everything on bread. Hummus, nut butters, yogurt and cottage cheese, it all works. Even things that you would never eat yourself?

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How to Keep Your Baby from Choking

  • August 17, 2018

When most people look at a baby that is gagging, they get incredibly anxious. I can't tell you how many times parents who want to start with baby led weaning tell me they can't because they're afraid of

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Do you know what the best finger foods for babies are? The right texture and size can be overwhelming to figure out when you are introducing solids. Learn what is safe for your baby in their first foods! #blw #childnutrition

The Best Finger Foods for Babies

  • July 20, 2018

When you’re just starting to feed your baby solid foods, it can be overwhelming figuring out what the best finger foods for babies are. I hear from a lot of parents that one of the things they are most

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Do you know the foods to avoid for babies? As you start introducing solids, it's important to be aware of what you should avoid, like honey! Find out why and what other foods you should avoid by clicking through! #blw #childnutrition #babyledweaning

Foods to Avoid For Babies in Their First Year

  • July 6, 2018

As a dietitian, I take a pretty liberal approach to what you should and shouldn’t eat. In fact, there’s really not much that you would ever find me saying not to eat! We can come up with all sorts

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How many meals should your baby be eating? Advice from a pediatric nutritionist based on age ranges to help guide you and put your mind at ease! #babynutrition #firstfoods #whattofeedbaby #babyfood

How Many Meals Should Your Baby Be Eating?

  • May 11, 2018

So you’ve got this feeding thing underway now. Your baby has met all the developmental markers and has started to eat foods. You know how much you should be feeding them at each meal, but just how many

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A common question I receive from parents is about how much gagging is okay when a baby is first starting solid foods. While this is a hard question to answer definitively, I will try and provide a few guidelines to ease your mind. Gagging vs Choking: A Reminder Gagging is a normal part of the learning process. A baby’s gag reflex is much closer to the front of their mouth than an adult’s, meaning it is much easier for them to gag on food. Gagging means your baby is learning, and is not necessarily a bad thing. Choking, on the other hand, can be very serious. Choking is when food gets lodged in a baby’s throat and prevents breathing. I hate the thought of scaring any one, but I do want parents to be prepared. Your baby is likely to have one or more episodes during their time learning to eat that will appear to be very close to choking. Know that it is rare for babies to truly choke, but that is why it is important that you practice safe feeding habits and are always monitoring your baby with food. Someone in your house should also be up to date on infant CPR. This is not specific to baby self-feeding, but really, any type of feeding! Safety should always come first. Handling the Inevitable Gagging Instances A few tips: 1. Hold back your fear. Easier said than done, but give your baby

Help! My Baby Keeps Gagging on Their Food

  • May 3, 2018

What you need to know about babies and gagging and how to keep your baby safe. A common question I receive from parents is about how much gagging is okay when a baby is first starting solid foods.

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