Health & Nutrition

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Can Babies Eat Beyond Meat Burgers?

I recently picked up the Beyond Burger at the grocery store wondering how it might fare as a food for babies. Little did I know that I was stepping into some pretty treacherous waters. I wanted to write candidly here about why I think the Beyond Burger (or the Impossible Burger) is not appropriate for… Read More »

Is Sea Bass Safe for Babies?

With the increasing levels of pollution in our ocean waters, fish has become a tricky area of food when it comes to babies (born and in utero). Sea bass in particular is complicated because some varieties are safe for babies and some are not. Sea bass is also sold under a number of different names… Read More »

How To Know If Your Baby is Having an Allergic Reaction

Allergic reactions to food typically occur within 2 hours of consuming the allergenic food—and often just minutes. The more of the allergen consumed, the more severe the reaction is likely to be, so it is important to start small when introducing new foods to your baby. Symptoms of an allergic reaction vary from baby to… Read More »

Why You Should Serve Your Baby Purple Cauliflower

Have you tried purple cauliflower? I love it for babies because it’s so good for them and a fantastic way to hook them early on brightly colored vegetables. When steamed to a soft consistency, cauliflower is an excellent first food and can be eaten as soon your baby is ready for solid food, which is… Read More »

What You Must Know Before Giving Oranges to Babies

Citrus season is upon us and while you should absolutely introduce mandarins, oranges, and other citrus fruits to your baby, I want to make sure you know that all citrus fruits are choking hazards.  Choking risk generally increases when a food is one or more of these things: Firm Round  Slippery But oranges aren’t super… Read More »

Why You Should Introduce Food Allergens Before Your Baby’s First Birthday

Want to prevent food allergies in your children? Introduce allergens early and often. In 2015, a ground-breaking study demonstrated that babies with a high risk of developing food allergies were about 80% less likely to develop peanut allergy later in life if they were regularly exposed to peanuts before their first birthday. While the old… Read More »

Can My Baby Have Pumpkin Pie?

Do you want to give your baby some pie this Thursday? I do! There’s only one reason not to serve your baby pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving and that is sugar. The recipe for a standard pumpkin pie calls for ¾ cup granulated sugar. Per serving, that works out to be about 20 grams of sugar… Read More »

Safety First: How to Cut Grapes, Blueberries, and Round Foods for Babies

Almost any food—even those known as high choking risks—can be made safe for babies to self-feed. Unfortunately, many parents and caregivers employing baby-led weaning or finger food first approaches to starting solids aren’t cutting these foods properly. The number one mistake?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Cutting round foods at the equator.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Foods like blueberries, grapes, cherry tomatoes, and baby carrots are… Read More »