The Best Sippy Cup…. is No Sippy Cup at All

Jessica Penner, RDBabies & Kids, Baby Health3 Comments

This is why I won't give my son a sippy cup

Find out why leading experts are warning to limit or avoid babies’ and children’s use of sippy cups and what to use instead! (note: this post contains affiliate links) As parents, we have a lot to be aware of.  What products have been recalled?  Am I handling my kid’s behaviour right?  Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? There’s also a lot of fear-mongering out there, because it’s an easy way for writers to get attention.  Maybe to be a successful blogger I should be writing a different article called “7 WAYS SIPPY CUPS WILL DESTROY YOUR BABY AND RUIN YOUR RELATIONSHIP!” Let’s … Read More

When Can Babies Start Eating Meat?

Jessica Penner, RDBabies & Kids, Baby Health, Nutrition5 Comments

When can babies start eating meat?

Forget everything you know about feeding your baby! Ok, maybe not everything, but you need to know about this major shift in the approach to baby nutrition.  Up until recently, it was advised to start your baby with infant cereal, followed by fruits and vegetables, then meats.  Now, according to experts, meat, along with other high iron foods is the priority food for babies.  It’s been bumped to the front of the line, and red meats are preferred! So when you start to introduce solids foods between 4-6 months, meat can be one of your baby’s first foods! Seriously? Red Meat for … Read More

Baby Led Weaning – how to do it safely

Jessica Penner, RDBabies & Kids, Baby Health, Nutrition4 Comments

Baby Led Weaning: How to do it Safely

When I wrote about some dangers of Baby Led Weaning, I got some flack in the comments. A lot of people clearly love this infant feeding technique, to the point of ignoring the evidence I provided. The one valid criticism I received was that I hadn’t provided an alternative to the dangers… a guide to using Baby Led Weaning safely. Here is that guide. Baby Led Weaning is about releasing control – and that’s a good thing Baby Led Weaning focusses on giving babies control over their food. It’s about letting them play with food, figure out that it’s food, get it into their … Read More

vitamin D and babies

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a dietitian’s guide to infant cereal: 5 ways to use store-bought infant cereal part 8:

Jessica Penner, RDBabies & Kids, Infant Cereals8 Comments

5 ways to use infant cereal

Welcome to Part 8 of my 8 part series: A Dietitian’s Guide to Infant Cereal.  My goal in writing this series is to provide you with the education you need about these cereals to make an informed choice about when and what cereals you’d like to feed your baby.   To stay connected with me and receive updates on this series, subscribe via RSS, or like Smart Nutrition on facebook! Part 1: Infant Cereals: Sugarbowls in Disguise? Part 2: A Brief History of Infant Cereals Part 3: The Pros and Cons of Infant Cereals Part 4: Can Babies Digest the Starch in Infant Cereals? Part 5: … Read More

a dietitian’s guide to infant cereal part 7: myths about infant cereal

Jessica Penner, RDBabies & Kids, Baby Health, Infant Cereals5 Comments

infant cereal myths debunked

Welcome to Part 7 of my 8 part series: A Dietitian’s Guide to Infant Cereal.  My goal in writing this series is to provide you with the education you need about these cereals to make an informed choice about when and what cereals you’d like to feed your baby.   To stay connected with me and receive updates on this series, subscribe via RSS, or like Smart Nutrition on facebook! Part 1: Infant Cereals: Sugarbowls in Disguise? Part 2: A Brief History of Infant Cereals Part 3: The Pros and Cons of Infant Cereals Part 4: Can Babies Digest the Starch in Infant Cereals? Part 5: … Read More