The Truth About Salt for Babies

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If you’re the parent to a baby just beginning their journey into starting solids, you’ve probably heard from someone, whether it’s been me, a family member, your baby’s pediatrician, or another dietitian on Instagram, that you need to limit your baby’s salt intake. It’s a common message that gets repeated over and over. And the […]

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Is Your Baby Ready for Solid Food?

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One of the top things that parents search for when their sweet little newborn starts to get older is “When do I start offering baby food?”, closely followed by “How do I know if my baby is ready for solids?”. Understanding all of the signs that you need to look for as parents is crucial […]

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#45: Understanding the readiness signs for starting solids: Purees & baby led weaning

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In this episode, I’m dissecting all of the readiness signs for starting solids! These developmental signs are crucial for your baby to be ready to begin eating solid foods. I’ll even start by busting one myth now, the signs are the same for both puree feeding and baby led weaning. It doesn’t matter how you’re […]

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#44: Do You Really Need to Worry About Salt for Babies?

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In this episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with Lily Nichols, RDN. She’s known for challenging common guidelines when it comes to nutrition and dietetics. She analyzes the research and dedicates her time to truly understanding what it implies. Today, we’re talking specifically about the research around salt for babies and how much they […]

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#43: The Best Bread for Baby Led Feeding

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In this episode, I’m going very specific and sharing my top recommendations for choosing the best bread for your baby! Believe it or not, I actually get asked this question A LOT! Bread can contain a lot of sodium, and some even have harmful ingredients for babies, such as honey, so choosing the right type […]

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3 Reasons to Start Your Baby on Textured Finger Foods ASAP

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If you’re not doing baby led weaning and starting finger foods right from the beginning, it can be hard to figure out exactly when the best time to start finger foods is. You have to think about when to advance in textures, and also know what are considered to be the best first finger foods. […]

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#42: Why it’s Important to Serve Your Baby Different Textures

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In this episode, I’m speaking directly to the parents out there who’d like to start solids by offering purees, but then don’t really know when finger foods actually fit in. Do you wait for them to get their pincer grasp? Do you wait until after their first birthday? When do you stop pureeing everything? Does […]

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The Value of a Mother’s Time and How to Make the Most of it

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Let’s think about all the different roles of a stereotypical mom. She’s a full time cook and cleaner; she makes sure everyone is fed and the house is clean. She’s a teacher and a tutor; helping her kids with their education at home. She’s a psychologist; managing emotions and connecting daily with her children and […]

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#41: How I Realized My Time Was Worth More and Why Yours is Too Mama

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In today’s episode, I’m talking about the many different roles of a mom. She’s a full time cook and cleaner, she’s a teacher and a tutor, she’s a psychologist, she’s a nutritionist, she’s an office manager, a coach, a shuttle driver, a daycare teacher – and that’s not even putting a dent in the longgg […]

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How to Transition to Finger Foods When Your Baby is Stuck on Purees

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Over the years, I’ve received a lot of questions from parents who are stressed out that, for whatever reason, their baby isn’t able to transition off purees. Maybe they’ve tried, and it ends up with their baby gagging excessively, maybe their baby vomits, maybe their baby just refuses the finger foods and they only want […]

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