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Salt and your weaning baby (A Simple Guide)

Salt in weaning?     Most parents realise that weaning babies shouldn't be given too much salt, especially in the first year. But, what is too much? We do know that across the whole population, salt intakes are higher than recommended including during...

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Weaning Inspiration-The Tricky Third Meal

The Tricky Third Meal- Dinner or Tea?   By 7 months offer your baby three meals a day with milk in between ‘But what do I give for the third meal?'   This is a common question asked at our Baby Weaning Class and during one-to-one consultations. Most babies...

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Veggie Bean Burgers (Iron Recipe)

We now have research showing that babies following a Baby-Led Weaning approach can get the iron they need for good health provided they are offered high iron foods at each meal. These little bean burgers contain three iron-rich foods, kidney beans,...

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Tinned Tuna Fish Cakes (Iron Recipe)

We now have research showing that babies following a Baby-Led Weaning approach can get the iron they need for good health provided they are offered high iron foods at each meal. These little fish cakes contain three iron-rich foods, tuna (obviously!), eggs...

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9 Everyday Iron-Rich Foods for Weaning (Infographic)

Ironing out the confusion! You might have heard the catchy rhyme 'food before one is just for fun'. Although food, before one should certainly be fun, at about six months your baby, will also need some complementary foods as well as milk. Iron-rich foods...

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Peanut Butter, Banana and Oat Muffins (Weaning Recipe)

We now have research showing that the early introduction of potentially allergenic foods, like peanuts, helps prevent future food allergy. While whole or chopped nuts are a choking hazard for babies and small children, smooth nut butter is okay to use.  ...

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Healthy Snacks for Kids- A Parent’s Guide (Printable)

Snacking is important for kids   While ‘grazing’ isn’t a useful feeding strategy, snacking is an important opportunity to keep your child topped up with energy and extra nutrients between meals. It’s useful to think of snacks as ‘mini meals’ as this helps...

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The Sweet Truth About Sugar and Babies

What do you need to know about sugar and your baby?   Scaremongering about the evils of sugar and the benefits of #sugarfree are rife these days. But let's leave the hysteria aside and focus on the facts!   The Guidelines   The SCAN report (2015)...

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Baby Weaning Class

Starting your baby on solids is a minefield. With so much conflicting information, it's hard to know who or what to believe.
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Fussy Eating Class

Feeding toddlers and young children can be a real challenge for parents. Our Fussy Eating Class will give you all the information you need for stress free mealtimes.
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Consult a dietitian

Caroline, our Cork-based dietitian sees babies and children with food allergies, gut issues, weaning, fussy eating and more.
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Do I have to choose between Baby Led Weaning and Spoonfeeding. The great Spoon Vs BLW debate!
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