Turkey Rice & Noodle Stew

This is a great dish to make the day after Thanksgiving when you’ve got a turkey carcass and leftover turkey meat on hand—and a handful of guests or mouths to feed the next day.

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How to Serve Turkey to a Baby

Turkey—and particularly the dark leg meat—is a terrific food for babies. Loaded with protein, iron, and selenium, there’s no reason not to share this Thanksgiving’s main dish with your little one. How to safely prepare roasted turkey for your baby: 6-9 months old: For young babies very large strips of meat—about the size and length of… Read More »

Baby Spitting Food Out?

Why is my baby spitting food out? Watching your baby take bites of food only to see it fall back out of their mouth can be frustrating and nerve-wracking! Is baby getting enough to eat? Are they unable to swallow? Are they a picky eater? Well, we have good news: For the majority of typically… Read More »

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As those of you have been following know, Solid Starts doesn’t accept affiliate revenue, commissions, or paid partnerships to push products. It’s a policy we put in place when corporate offers started rolling in and it feels really important to us to stick to. We do, however, accept discounts that benefit you on innovative products… Read More »

Smash Cake Recipes for Baby’s First Birthday

Your search is over! We are delighted to share three of our own cake recipes that the whole family can enjoy… dairy-free, egg-free, and full of yummy goodness! These recipes are perfect for a baby’s first birthday and are suitable for babies with dairy and egg allergies, as well as plant-based families, and those who… Read More »

How to Minimize Toxins in Your Baby’s Food

When choosing food for your baby, a few important questions often come to mind: Is this providing the specific nutrients your child needs? Is it appropriate for their age? And of course, is it safe? Every day, more than 82,000 chemicals are released into our air, water, soil, food, and consumer products. We are regularly… Read More »

Can Babies Eat Cheerios?

Can my baby eat Cheerios? (I hear you…”For the love of my sanity, tell me Cheerios are okay!”) Short answer: Yes! Babies can have Cheerios. Parenting is hard! Fun foods like Cheerios make it easier. (Never sponsored, ever.) Cheerios have saved us several times. Gridlock traffic after a long drive. Flight delays. Or having to wait… Read More »

Food Pocketing & Why Baby Shoves Too Much Food in Their Mouth

You sit down to a meal with your baby and lovingly place a picture-perfect plate on the table with two or three different types of foods, camera ready. Next thing you know you’re tossing the camera; your heart has stopped, and you’re prepared for some hands-on support because your baby has filled their mouth to… Read More »

Strawberry Granola Recipe for Picky Eaters

I devised this recipe out of necessity: my toddler Charlie had all but stopped eating and if it wasn’t sweet, he wasn’t going to eat it. He wouldn’t eat fresh strawberries (or any fresh fruit for that matter) so I devised this granola recipe with dehydrated strawberries, which have a dense, sweet flavor. If you… Read More »

Sweet Potato “Toast” Recipe

Who wants food the whole family can eat? My friend Leslie has generously shared her recipe for sweet potato “toast”—a beloved dish at her cafe Stocked. The recipe looks long, but almost everything can be prepped in advance. Make the toasts on a day when you have leftover sweet potatoes, leftover quinoa, and/or leftover kale chips… Read More »

Kale Chips for Babies & Toddlers

Kale chips are the easiest thing to make and many babies and toddlers love them! They can be colorful, crispy, and easily adapted to meet your family’s preferences for flavor and taste. Keep them simple with olive oil and a pinch of salt (yes, a little is okay, more here on sodium for babies)—or add… Read More »