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Weaning Tips & Advice

Purees for Baby Constipation

Constipation is no stranger to babies. In fact, constipation is one of the ten most frequent conditions that a general paediatrician sees. Infant constipation often begins when a baby starts eating solid foods, so it’s super important to make sure your purees are packed with fibre and magnesium.

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Nichola Ludlam-Raine, AKA @mummynutrition, a specialist registered dietitian and media spokesperson, has partnered with multi-award winning weaning and feeding brand BÉABA.

Nutrition for toddlers: 12 months plus

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Weaning is over, what shall I feed my toddler?  

After your baby turns one, the rule of thumb is that he or she can eat the same as the rest of the family. With a few exceptions, of course, because every rule must have at least one exception. 

Weaning and food allergies

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According to Allergy UK, almost 1 in 12 young children suffer from a food allergy and allergies, intolerance and sensitivities seem to be getting more common. 
Weaning plays an important role in identifying allergies, managing them and even reducing the risk of developing them in the first place. 

Weaning: Cook ahead tricks, recipes and tips

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Now that baby’s weaning is well underway, you are ready to start planning their meals so you can do a bit of batch cook and stock the freezer.  This blog is all about making your life easier in the kitchen, because having a crawling baby makes it busy enough!

No sugar please, baby is sweet enough!

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Everyone loves a bit of cake but there are plenty of good reasons why you should keep your baby’s sugar consumption on the low side. The sweet stuff is great as an occasional treat but not as part of baby’s daily menu.

Healthy, child-friendly snacks

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Little ones have small tummies but need lots of energy to run around, learn and grow healthy. That’s why snacks come in really handy to refill their tummies in between main meals so they can carry on discovering the world around them. 

All the good fats for baby!

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So, what fats are best for baby? Well, a good mix of saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated is the best approach to adding fats to your little one’s diet.

What Carbs Are Best For Baby?

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We often get asked what type of carbohydrates are best for babies so we thought a post on the best carbs to wean your baby on would be helpful.

Gluten and dairy during weaning.

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You can find a host of different opinions on whether to introduce gluten, wheat and dairy (or not!) when weaning your little one. We think it is more a matter of when and how to introduce these foods instead simply avoiding them

Finger foods

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Finger foods are an amazing way to get small children excited about trying new flavours and textures. It also allows little ones to improve their fine motor skills by trying to pick up carrots, baby tomatoes and holding onto bananas without completely turning it to mush!

What’s on the menu for baby this summer?

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It’s summer. It’s hot, or at least it is supposed to…and you need to bear in mind the rising temperatures when feeding your little one, especially if you are just starting solids.  

Seasonal Weaning Tips

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Nichola Ludlam-Raine, AKA @mummynutrition, a specialist registered dietitian and media spokesperson, has partnered with multi-award winning weaning and feeding brand BÉABA.

How your baby’s diet can improve eczema.

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Baby eczema is a very common condition with 1 in 8 children suffering from red scaly itchy skin. Babies are more likely to develop eczema is more likely if there is a family history of allergic conditions like atopy, eczema, asthma or hay fever.

Citrus fruit – juicy, but good for baby?

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Citrus fruits are packed with vitamin C, fibre and antioxidants and babies love them because they are sweet and juicy. Tangerines, satsumas and mandarins are also super-easy to carry and peel when out and about so they make the perfect winter snack.

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