Health & Nutrition

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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 »

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 »

Top 25 Iron-Rich Foods for Babies & Toddlers

Who wants to avoid having to give their baby awful tasting iron supplements that turn their teeth grey?! You are going to hear a lot about iron as your baby grows. This is because iron is a crucial micronutrient that helps form hemoglobin, which delivers oxygen and other nutrients throughout the body. Iron also plays… Read More »

Bread… Toast… What’s the Best Bread for Babies?

You’ve probably noticed that bread can be tricky for babies…  Surprisingly, when it comes to bread for babies, starting with the crusty ends of bread (or the crusts of toasted sliced bread) can actually be safer than slice or strip of soft, pillowy breads like Wonder Bread. Counterintuitive? Here’s why: Soft, sliced bread has a… Read More »

The milk roundup: Which milk is best for babies and toddlers?

Everything you need to know about milk and plant milk for babies and toddlers! Excited to announce our long-awaited milk page is now here! Everything—and I mean everything—you need to know about cow’s milk, plant-based milks, breast milk, and formula is there. The new page also features a side-by-side comparison of mammalian and plant-based milks… Read More »

How to Cut Chicken for Baby Led Weaning

Is bigger better when it comes to chicken for babies? The short answer: it depends on your baby’s age, eating ability, and your comfort level. Meat and poultry are common choking hazards, and ones that should be taken seriously. I personally find chicken hard to chew and just the other night, a piece I had… Read More »

When Can Babies Eat Whole Blueberries?

I want you to look at this picture. The big berry on the right? Doesn’t worry me one bit.  It’s that little bugger on the left that makes me nervous. Our blueberry bush is about to burst and I cannot wait to show Max—who loves them like no other—how to pick them from the bush and… Read More »

How to Store & Warm Breast Milk and Preserve Nutrients

How you store and warm excess breast milk is important.  A few easy methods for storing and re-heating excess breast/human milk will ensure safe preservation and feeding. The most important thing to keep in mind when storing breast milk is avoiding cross-contamination with other foods—all containers for collection and storage of breast milk should be… Read More »

Can Babies Eat Whole Raspberries?

I feel like there are 2 types of moms when it comes to feeding babies: those who cut foods like raspberries and blueberries into quarters and those who serve ‘em whole. Absolutely no judgment on either—I’ve been both of these moms at various points in our solid food journey—but it illustrates the intensity that feeding… Read More »

When Can Babies Eat Fish Sticks?

Pollock, the fish in most fish sticks, is nutritious and low in mercury. But are fish sticks okay for babies? Fresh or frozen pollock may be introduced as soon as your baby is ready to start solids, which is generally around 6 months of age. However, processed fish sticks (which typically are made from pollock)… Read More »

How to Freeze Eggs

First, make sure you are working with clean, fresh eggs. To test if an egg is still fresh, gently lower it into a deep container of water. If it sinks to the bottom and lays on its side, it is fresh. If it kind of sinks but doesn’t hit bottom or doesn’t lay on its… Read More »