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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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Reduce Mealtime Madness with Family Dinner Rules

As mum to four kids, I know first-hand how crazy, loud and sometimes stressful mealtimes can be.   Don't get me wrong, I enjoy and value family mealtimes but they're not certainly not relaxing! If you've been following my blog for a while, you'll know that...

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Blueberry Banana Oat Muffins (Toddler Recipe)

These little muffins are a great snack, served here with some fresh fruit and natural yogurt for a balanced morning or afternoon snack. Don't restrict these to just toddlers though, they got the thumbs up from the grandparents too. My Dad, a Type II...

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Cheesy Carrot Flapjacks (Weaning Recipe)

These are probably not what you or I imagine when we think of flapjacks. Nonetheless, your weaning baby or toddler will love them. A winner with parents too as they are healthy, super simple and quick to prepare (honestly if you can read, grate and stir...

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Typical Feeding Plan 7-9 Month Old (Infographic)

"HELP, I CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO FIT IN MILK WITH MEALS!"   Parents ask me all the time for sample meal plans for their babies. I totally understand! it can be tricky to balance food and milk feeds. However, I always point out to parents at our Baby...

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The First Piece of Feeding Advice I Offer Parents

Every week parents attend my Fussy Eating Class or family consultations because they are worried about the amount or types of foods that their children are eating. In most cases, these are happy, healthy toddlers with no medical problems. However, in many...

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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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