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Adding Spices to Homemade Baby Food
Many cultures around the world will add spices to their baby's food. Adding certain spices can be fine, but I would do so with caution , at least in the beginning. Start out with a mild spices,...Read more about Adding Spices to Homemade Baby Food.
Additives in Baby Food
With all the additives in processed foods today - even baby food - NurtureBaby seeks something different. Our goal is to give your baby the healthiest start in life by introducing a vast array of h...Read more about Additives in Baby Food.
Baby Food Makers
Although there are dozens of "all-in-one" baby food makers out there claiming to make baby's first tastes with great ease, we recommend you instead use the tools you likely already have in your kit...Read more about Baby Food Makers.
Bottle feeding, with breast milk or formula, is a wonderful way for other family members to bond with your new baby. First-time and seasoned-veteran moms often have many questions about bottle feed...Read more about Bottle Feeding.
Breastfeeding can be one of the most difficult tasks a new mother can do, but it is also the most rewarding. Not only does it provide a wonderful bonding experience between mom and baby, but it al...Read more about Breastfeeding.
Carrots, believe it or not, is a common subject of concern amongst those making homemade baby food. We've been told that homemade baby food made with carrots should be avoided due to the nitrates i...Read more about Carrots.
Dairy in First Year
Dairy - in many forms - can be given to your baby before their first year. Yogurt, cheese, and kefir are healthy additions to your little one's diet! However, you must avoid milk and creams because...Read more about Dairy in First Year.
Finger Foods for Baby
When babies are about 9 months old, they can begin experimenting with finger foods. At this time, they are developing their fine motor skills and using their pincers to grab smaller bites of food. ...Read more about Finger Foods for Baby.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies begin a solid food regimen around 6 months old. At this time, you can begin feeding babies simple, whole grain cereals (like oatmeal or ric...Read more about First Foods.
When beginning a solid food regimen with your little one, be sure to wait a few days after introducing a new food. This will allow you the opportunity to see if your baby has an allergic reaction t...Read more about Food Allergies.
Foods to Avoid the First Year
There are several foods that are imperative to avoid for the first year due to allergic reactions or other health risks. Be sure to avoid nuts and peanut butter, honey, citrus, and cows milk (u...Read more about Foods to Avoid the First Year.
Everyone loves free things. To empower parents and share great new tools for raising healthy children, NurtureBaby has regular giveaways that also help promote our online resource.Read more about Giveaway.
Introducing New Foods
NurtureBaby recommends waiting about a week before introducing a new food, especially during the first few months of baby's solid food adventure. Keep a watchful eye for allergic reactions to n...Read more about Introducing New Foods.
Whether you plan on introducing meats or raising your little one as a vegan or vegetarian, proteins are extremely important building blocks to your little one's diet. Most pediatricians recomme...Read more about Introducing Proteins.
Meal Planning for Baby and Family
We believe that the more intentional you are with family meal planning, the healthier you will eat! Coming soon to NurtureBaby - we will be providing meal plans for babies, for toddlers, for l...Read more about Meal Planning for Baby and Family.
Generally, breastfed and formula fed babies should not be offered water or other liquids until they are about 6 months old. Breast milk and formula are almost 90% water, so it is not necessary to a...Read more about Offering Liquids.
Offering New Textures
Once your little one is well acquainted with solids and is at least six months old, you may begin to introduce new textures to her solid food repertoire. Continue to follow your baby’s cues, like w...Read more about Offering New Textures.
Preparing Homemade Baby Food
NurtureBaby hopes to inspire confidence in parents who desire to make homemade baby food. It really is much easier than you think....and you can fill your freezer full of healthy homemade baby food...Read more about Preparing Homemade Baby Food.
Raising Baby as Vegan
If you decide to raise your baby as a vegan, carefully consider the proteins and whole grain combinations you serve your little one. Proteins are the number one building block for growing bodies, s...Read more about Raising Baby as Vegan.
Raising Baby as Vegetarian
Raising a vegetarian baby can be tricky because complete proteins, most commonly found in meats, are the building blocks for proper growth and development. Eggs, nuts, dairy, and seeds are usua...Read more about Raising Baby as Vegetarian.
By the time your baby is about 6 months old, he will likely show interest in feeding himself. And now might be the time to invest in a shower curtain or rug to cover the floor under his high chair ...Read more about Self Feeding .
Starting Solid Foods
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies begin a solid food regimen around 6 months old. But here are a few more tell-tale signs that your little one is ready for a solid-food adve...Read more about Starting Solid Foods.
Storing Homemade Baby Food
NurtureBaby recommends you make your baby food in bulk and store in the freezer. BPA-free ice cube trays make great storage containers, as each one-ounce cube is a perfect portion for your litt...Read more about Storing Homemade Baby Food.
Traveling with Baby Food
Traveling with homemade baby food may sound difficult, but it is possible given you have the right equipment. Pack only as much frozen food as you need, and store in sealed bags inside cooler packe...Read more about Traveling with Baby Food.
Vitamins and Supplements
If your baby was born full term and eats a wide array of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy, and proteins, he probably does not need vitamin supplements. Discuss adding vitamin supplements ...Read more about Vitamins and Supplements.
"Weaning" has a couple different meanings, depending upon your locale. In the UK, weaning means to begin offering foods other than breast milk or formula. In the U.S., weaning is synonymous with gi...Read more about Weaning Baby.