Choosing Utensils for Baby Led Weaning


If you have decided to go the baby led weaning route, you may be wondering which utensils you should choose for your baby. There are a lot of options, but not all of them are appropriate for a baby who is self feeding. Utensils for baby led weaning are going to be different than utensils for spoon feeding, because babies don’t have very much motor control when they are first starting out, so they will need all the help that they can get.

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Manganese for Kids

manganese containing foods and the manganese chemical symbol

Not to be confused with magnesium, manganese is a trace element that our body uses for things like bone health and immune function. Because it is a trace element, our kids do not need much of it to be healthy.

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Vitamin K for Kids

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Vitamin K is one of the fat soluble vitamins our body needs. It’s mainly known for its role in blood clotting, which is how it got its name (the K comes from its German name: Koagulationsvitamin). The bacteria in our gut are actually capable of making vitamin K for us, but usually not in sufficient amounts for our needs.

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Pumpkin Seeds in the Air Fryer

roasted pumpkin seeds

If your family likes to carve pumpkins for Halloween, you may be wondering what to do with all the pumpkin seeds inside. They actually make a great snack for older kids! Pumpkin seeds, or pepitas, are a common snack in Mexican and other Latin American cuisines. In the US, they are a popular snack in the fall, where they are usually served roasted.

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25+ Breakfast Ideas for Picky Eaters

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Breakfast can be an especially challenging meal for families, especially for kids who are in school or need to get to daycare by a particular time. Kids can by cranky and time is rushed. Add in picky eating and you have a recipe for a very stressful morning. Coming up with breakfast ideas everyday can be a daunting task and often it becomes easier to just serve the same thing every morning (I get it, I’ve been there).

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Vitamin E for Kids

blocks spelling out vitamin E with foods that contain vitamin E

Vitamin E is the name we use for a group of fat soluble nutrients that act as antioxidants. We produce free radicals when our body converts food into energy or we are exposed to certain compounds in the environment. These free radicals can cause cellular damage. Antioxidants can help fight that damage.

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My Toddler Won’t Eat Meat!

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Believe it or not this is one of the most common complaints I hear from parents. It’s super common for toddlers to suddenly reject eating meat, even if they ate meat totally fine as a baby. There can be many reasons that your toddler won’t eat meat, but most of the time, it’s not something that you need to stress too much about.
If your family is vegetarian or vegan, there is no reason that you NEED to serve your child meat (or any food). This is more for families who usually eat meat, but are finding that their child has been rejecting it.

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Dairy Free Watermelon Sorbet

watermelon sorbet

Is there any fruit that better encapsulates summer than a watermelon? They are so juicy and refreshing, making them the perfect snack for kids (especially if your kid isn’t a big fan of drinking water).

Watermelons are actually a type of berry called a pepo (1). You can actually eat the rind of the watermelon, if you cook it. Watermelons were originally grown for their high water content and were stored as a water source.

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Vitamin A for Kids

foods that contain vitamin A with a chalkboard in the middle that says vitamin A

Vitamin A is actually the name for a group nutrients called carotenoids as well as preformed vitamin A. When we think of vitamin A, we generally think of the beta carotene in carrots and how it will help our vision. Vitamin A is so much more than that though!

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