I am often asked by parents how to adapt a recipe to be dairy or egg free. Or, queries on substitutes for certain food groups. In today’s world there are a host of food products on the market to suit most if not all dietary requirements. It’s just a matter of knowing which food substitute works best for which intolerance/dietary requirement and how to adapt for recipes.
For the first year of your baby’s life, breast milk and formula will be the main source of your baby’s nutrition. When you start to wean you will be serving more nutrients and vitamins in the form of solid food.
When your formula fed baby turns one it's time to begin making the switch from formula to whole (full-fat) milk. Your one year old will need this extra fat to support brain development and the nutritional composition of whole milk will be better suited to your young child’s needs than formula.
Like we don’t have enough to contend with on the baby and child sleep front without clock changes being thrown into the mix. You may have just gotten on top of the Autumn clock change and now we are facing into another one at 1am on Sunday March 28th.
The most common question I get asked at my #weaningwednesday Q&A is "can I blend pasta for my baby?" I would advise that you do not blend pasta into your sauces or purees and I will explain why below
Starting to wean can be a bewildering experience. It takes a little time for them to learn to take food from a spoon and then figure out how to move it from the front of the tongue to the back of the mouth. I always recommend to start weaning from 5 ½ months. This will give your little one time to get used to the idea of food before they are introduced to a wider variety from 6 months onward.