Starting Baby Food

Versatile sweet corn fritters recipe (6 months +)

So easy and versatile, these are a real favourite in our home. The basic version is most suitable for gummy babies, but you can easily adapt it for a wider variety of flavours and textures.Age: 6 months, plus (if egg...

Commercial baby foods – are there any good options?

Starting your baby on solids is super exciting, but it comes with a whole new list of jobs, like cooking and pureeing baby food. Pre-packaged baby food is definitely convenient, but is it an ok option for your baby? Here we...

Benefits of open cups versus sippy cups for babies

Sippy cups for babies are usually the go-to for a lot of parents, but many experts recommend using open cups instead. You’re probably thinking, ‘introducing solids is messy enough, so why would I want to give a baby a cup...

Recommendations about sugar for babies

Sugar seems to be one of those topics that brings out strong opinions in parents on both sides of the argument. Whether your baby has had sugar or not does not make you a good or bad parent. There are no bad foods. Yes, there...

10 iron-rich foods for babies

The adage that ‘food before one is just for fun’ isn’t entirely accurate. Nutrition also comes into play due to the immense growth that takes place in a baby's first year. Iron is an important dietary mineral that is...

When to introduce eggs to baby

Have you started your baby on solids, but a little unsure and understandably anxious about how and when to introduce the foods that commonly cause allergic reactions? Based on current evidence, a delay in introducing eggs has...

Is my baby ready to start eating finger food?

From the age of 6 months, you can start to introduce soft finger foods to your baby. Even if your chosen approach to introducing solids is with purées, you can combine the two. Offering finger foods allows your baby to...

How to encourage your baby to eat more vegetables

Are you frustrated because your baby is pulling faces or spitting out their food when it’s loaded with lovingly cooked vegetables? Or, is your baby about to start solids and you’re looking for tips to raising an...

How to balance introducing solids with milk feeds

Once your baby is showing all of the signs that they’re ready to start solids, you might be wondering how you’re going to balance meals with milk feeds...and naps, and nappy changes, and everything else that needs to be...

What Finger Food is Best for Baby

Finger food should not be started before 6 months of age, says Kate Save, Dietitian, Exercise Physiologist and Diabetes Educator from Be Fit Food.“Your baby should be able to sit up and hold their head up,...

Babies First Foods – When to Introduce Each Food

Introducing solids to your baby’s diet around 6 months of age ensures your baby receives all the essential vitamins and minerals needed to develop into a healthy child. The recommendation from the Dietary Guidelines for...

Baby-led Weaning

Baby-led weaning (BLW) is essentially allowing your baby to feed themselves. Rather than cooking and preparing purees that need to be fed to your baby using a spoon, baby-led weaning allows for you to provide ‘finger’ ...

Foods To Avoid In the First Year

Special care is needed with food choice in the first year of your baby’s life and although there is a wide range of nutritious foods that you can introduce when they’re ready to start solids, there are still some foods...

Best Baby Food Combinations

The rules of introducing solids have changed a little in recent times.  They used to say you had to introduce one food at a time and stick with it for 3 days before trying a new food – it was all about assessing for...

Feeding a Fussy Eater

Many babies and toddlers experience a stage of fussy feeding, even when they have been great eaters. This can be very stressful on parents, especially when they don’t seem to eat much and then start to refuse certain foods...

How do I know if my child has a food allergy?

A food allergy is extremely frightening when starting to feed your child, especially when nut allergies, anaphylaxis shock, epi pens and lactose intolerant children seem to be on the rise across Australia. We asked expert in...

Baby Food Preparation – Avoid Unnecessary Sugar

When preparing meals for babies and toddlers it’s really important to avoid adding unnecessary sugar into foods.  Babies just don’t need the extra refined sugar that has become so prevalent in our society and the best...

Introducing Solids

There’s a lot of conflicting information out there with regarding to introducing solids to your baby, much of it influenced by personal opinions and philosophies.Which can make things tricky for first time mums who just...

Best Organic Baby Food Recipes

No two babies are the same and nor do they have exactly the same needs. They are all individuals with unique needs. New parents are often worried about whether they are feeding their baby or introducing soft, solid foods...

Baby Food

When Do We Start With Solid Baby Foods? As a baby is born with an open gut, it is vitally important to only provide a baby with solid foods when they are old enough to digest them. Forcing a baby to eat solids too early can...

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