Eat: Baby and Toddler Snack Ideas – 9 to 12 Months and Beyond

At around 8/9 months, babies should now be eating a few times a day and hopefully have been introduced to plenty of fruits, veggies, and grains. Between 10 and 12 months, it is time to start thinking about throwing in a couple of snack times too; even if you plan to breastfeed past 1 year, […]

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Eat: Baby and Toddler Meal Ideas – 9 to 12 Months (‘Stage 3′ Foods)

Tired of Purees, but Not Quite Ready for Big Kid Meals? Once your baby is around 9 or 10 months old, she should be ready for what commercial manufacturers and retailers refer to as ‘Stage 3’ baby foods. These foods have more texture and small chunks to encourage chewing. At around 11 or 12 months, […]

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Eat: Creating Complete Meals for Stage Two Babies

What’s next after the introduction of Stage Two foods? It’s pretty easy to track down different recommendations for ‘first foods’ and even those foods that come next, but I do get a lot of questions about how to create complete meals once all those fantastic flavors have been introduced. Here are some suggestions for babies […]

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Eat: Toddler Friendly Chicken Bites

Let’s face it, almost all children love chicken nuggets/tenders/bites. The problem is that most of the store-bought types contain things I cannot pronounce and therefore, prefer not to buy. However, they ARE a great way to get protein into their diets and kids seem to go crazy for them. After much trial and error, we […]

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Eat: Food introduction for babies; what comes after firsts?

What comes next? It’s really quite simple to find lots of accurate information on what foods to introduce to babies between 6 and 7 months, as first foods. Less readily available, is information about what comes next, but before “toddler food”. The next stage:  Here are a few suggestions of things to try next (8 […]

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