Why we won’t tell you how to introduce solid food to your baby

Why we won’t tell you how to introduce solid food to your baby

First published on November 17 2017, Updated December 27 2018   Introducing solid food: let the adventure begin! How you feed your baby is determined by the type of parents you are   Purée? Whole food? Organic? Family meals? Infant cereal? …What on earth are they...
Baby food: Food before 1 is more than just for fun!

Baby food: Food before 1 is more than just for fun!

Food for fun? Yes, of course, eating should always be fun and pleasant. But saying that food before one is JUST for fun is not exactly accurate… Before one, baby is learning to eat: it should be fun… but it’s more than just for fun!...
Baby-led weaning by age: How it works and what foods to offer

Baby-led weaning by age: How it works and what foods to offer

Baby led weaning by age: how it works and what food to offer   Baby led weaning: It’s messy at first! As parents there are so many decisions you make on behalf of our kids. Try striking up a conversation with any parent on topics like sleeping habits or approaches to...
Constipation in babies eating solid foods: how to prevent it

Constipation in babies eating solid foods: how to prevent it

Constipation in babies starting solid foods   As dietitians working with new parents and babies, constipation in babies starting solid foods is a concern we often hear. A lot of changes are happening as more foods are going in! Although that’s good news, it can...
Baby led weaning and spoon feeding: which one is right for your family?

Baby led weaning and spoon feeding: which one is right for your family?

Baby-led weaning vs spoon feeding: which one is right for your family?   Should you start by feeding baby finger foods?   Our moms and grandmas have all probably fed us purées and did what we call “traditional weaning” or “spoon feeding”.   They might encourage you to...
How to introduce allergens to baby

How to introduce allergens to baby

Discovering foods: A whole new world!   As baby approaches 6 months of age, it is time to start solid foods! A lot of pleasure in perspective as baby discovers new tastes, flavours and textures. Just like it is better to be prepared in case of choking (and know the...
Father, Father, what role can you play?

Father, Father, what role can you play?

Fathers have the power to lead their children on the path of a healthy lifestyle!   It’s not just about the mother! Fathers are such pillars in families. Kids look up to them… after all, they are often their first superhero! For that reason, we could intuitively...
Iron-rich food first. Then everything else.

Iron-rich food first. Then everything else.

Which food to offer when baby start to eat for real   We don’t often talk about single nutrients as we really prefer to talk about whole foods and meals (isn’t it what we eat after all?). But when it comes to feeding solid foods to baby, it is really important to stop...
Gagging vs choking: know what to do when baby learns to eat

Gagging vs choking: know what to do when baby learns to eat

When should you panic? Never. (But know when to intervene)   Now that your child is eating food and getting interested in all sorts of things, it’s a good idea to brush up on your knowledge of gagging vs choking. It is important to know how to intervene in both...
Balanced plate of food: what to include in your family meals?

Balanced plate of food: what to include in your family meals?

Listen to Audio Transcript: Balanced Plate of Food by Family & Co. Nutrition https://familyandconutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/FCo.-Balanced-Plate-of-Food-2019.mp3 Balanced plate of food: what it looks like for your family?   When it comes to eating...