How long is too long for your homemade purées?
Chances are that if you are taking time out to prepare a delicious mango-blueberry puree for your baby, that you are going to make more than one 3-ounce serving in the process. Sure, there are times when you will make just enough of something to cover a meal. For the most part, if you have decided to make your own baby food, then there are probably several mango-blueberry breakfasts in your … (read more)
It’s no secret that America is the most overweight country in the world. In fact, a recent study found that 63.1% of adults in the U.S. were either overweight or obese. Unfortunately. childhood obesity is beginning to reflect this unhealthy growth, with 17% of children two to 19 years of age (over 12 and a half million young people) substantially overweight. While almost every child goes through a “baby fat” phase, how much weight is too much and when … (read more)
When your little one is finally ready to move beyond breastfeeding or the bottle to solid foods, the idea of introducing new sources of nutrition can be an exciting, but often confusing, proposition. What foods are best for baby’s first real eating experience and in what order should you include them? You’ll find many contrasting opinions regarding the veggies, fruits, grains and meats that are essential to your growing child’s diet. While each of these food groups is important for … (read more)