However you’re travelling from A to B, these tips can help you prepare for a more comfortable journey with littlies:
I sat in on a fascinating presentation recently. Dr Clare Wall, Associate Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at University of Auckland Medical School presented on iron deficiency amongst NZ infants and toddlers*. Two NZ studies looked at the iron status of infants and toddlers (aged 6-24 months) in the north and south islands, and both found around 6% of children had iron deficiency anaemia, with around 11-14% having iron deficiency. Clare reported that iron deficiency has been a problem in NZ for around 40 years, and NZ tends to have worse rates of iron deficiency than other industrialised countries.
Most babies are ready for solid foods at around 6 months, but not before 4 months as their digestive system is not ready. Top Tips Once your Baby is on Solids:
Warm summer weather means it’s easier for babies to become dehydrated.
One of the joys of a kiwi Christmas season is the delicious summer fruit!
Most of us have many fond memories of Christmas cherries and summer strawberries. Such a treat in themselves and of course nutritionally more appealing than the dozens of chocolate santas and candy canes decorating NZ Xmas trees!
For many parents making homemade food for their baby feels like the right thing to do. There’s a common perception that if food is made at home it must be better and more nutritious than baby foods you buy in the supermarket. The good news is, although carefully prepared homemade food is undoubtedly a good option, established supermarket baby foods are as nutritious and safe as food you would make at home.
Organic Baby Food
Ever found yourself standing in front of the baby food section of your supermarket feeling completely overwhelmed by the range on offer? You’re not alone, there are more varieties of baby food available today than ever before, and one of the noticeable additions to the supermarket shelves is the increasing variety of organic baby foods. But are organic baby foods actually better or safer for your baby?