Health & Nutrition

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How to tell if produce labeled “organic” is really organic

Given the markup value on organic produce, we have found there’s an incentive for stores to sometimes put an organic sign up in a stack of produce that is most certainly not organic. Most often, we find it with apples, which can have high levels of pesticide residue. So how do you tell if the… Read More »

21 Foods to Help Baby Poop

Almond butter Apricots Avocado Beans Bell pepper Berries Broccoli Cherry Chia seed pudding Dragon fruit Flaxseed Kiwi Mango Orange Papaya Peach Pear Pineapple Plum Squash Watermelon Other tips to help relieve constipation: Swap out refined grains and try quinoa, wild rice, buckwheat, lentils, and more in the form of whole grain breads, pastas, and other… Read More »

Garlic, Honey & Infant Botulism

Parents are often warned about the risks of botulism with respect to honey and infants, but the risks of botulism from the improper storage of garlic is also of concern—for babies and adults alike. What you need to know: What is infant botulism? Botulism is a rare but potentially fatal infection caused by consuming the Clostridium botulinum bacteria, which produces… Read More »

The Problem With Canned Tuna for Babies

We always knew something was off with the recommendations from the U.S. government to eat canned tuna. But we didn’t know just how off until we lifted up the boulder that is the FDA fish ranking system and found a lot of worms. You probably remember from being pregnant that you were advised to limit… Read More »

Veggies Have Vitamin C Too!

Here’s a fun fact: bell peppers have more vitamin C than oranges! We often think of fruit as the go to for vitamin C and other immune system-boosting nutrients but many veggies have just as much, if not more vitamin C than oranges! So as we head into the fall season here in the U.S.,… Read More »

Smoothies for Toddlers: Nutrition vs. Development

Technically you can introduce smoothies into your child’s diet after their first birthday, though we generally suggest waiting until 15-18 months of age. Here’s why: It takes time to transition from drinking your meals (from breast or bottle) to chewing and swallowing them. And all that chewing and swallowing is hard work! Most babies and… Read More »

The Slippery Slope of Canned Fruit

So I want to share a lesson I learned the hard way with all 3 of my babes. Which is this:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀If your budget allows, start—and stay with—fresh food. The moment you slip into processed convenient food (such as canned mandarin oranges as Max is eating in the below video) it’s really hard to go back… Read More »

Sugar and Taste Preferences

How to shape taste preferences and avoid raising sugar-obsessed kids From infant foods and juices to condiments like ketchup, sugar seems to be in just about everything. It’s natural to worry that sweet foods will forever shift a child’s taste preferences for the worse. So let’s dive into the sticky, messy story behind sweets and… Read More »

15 Foods to Eat When Lactating

When lactating, consuming a nutrient-dense diet of whole foods will help keep you strong. Focus on foods rich in vitamins A, B1, folate, B12 and minerals calcium, iron and zinc, which are often insufficient when lactating. Also, eat plenty of healthy fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids. And of course, drink water! Lots of water! Considering… Read More »

Allergen-Free Meals & Recipes for Babies

It’s here!! We are excited to announce that we just published the world’s first allergen-free meal plan for baby’s first 100 days of starting solids! Designed to be a complementary guide to our First 100 Days: Daily Meal Plan for Starting Solids, this allergen-free meal plan features 100 pages of basic meals + recipes for starting… Read More »

Canned Fish for Babies

There are a number of canned fish types on the market that are suitable for babies. When shopping for canned fish, keep the following in mind: Mercury levels: You won’t find them on any label, so have a look at our fish guide and make sure you know what fish are safe—and which are not.… Read More »

Smash Cake Recipes for Baby’s First Birthday

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 those with dairy and egg allergies, plant-based families, and those who want to cut down on added sugar. Keep in mind that our smash cake recipes… Read More »