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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,...

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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...

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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...

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Bottle Feeding

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...

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Breastfeeding

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...

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Carrots

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...

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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...

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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. ...

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First Foods

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...

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Food Allergies

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...

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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...

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Giveaway

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.

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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...

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Introducing Proteins

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...

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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...

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Offering Liquids

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Self Feeding

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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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Weaning Baby

"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...

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