Healthy baby and toddler food and weaning advice

The basics

How to choose the best highchair

How to choose the best highchair

Oh, the highchair: that first purchase that really matters when it comes to weaning. It is the place where your baby will spend quite a lot of time after 6 months of age until around…. well, until he figures out how to jump out of […]

Baby led weaning vs. traditional weaning

Baby led weaning vs. traditional weaning

I solemnly swear I won’t take sides. If I were to summarize this post in a couple of sentences, it would be something like this: Baby led weaning (aka BLW) is the new kid on the block that everyone wants to meet. Traditional weaning is […]

5 alternatives to baby cereal (plus one tip)

5 alternatives to baby cereal (plus one tip)

I meant what I said in the “About me” page. I almost named this blog ditchthebabycereal.com.   But I said, why focus on the negative? Why not try to make the blog sound positive instead?   That  doesn’t mean I will give up on my […]

3 facts about iron in baby’s diet

3 facts about iron in baby’s diet

I am going to tell you 3 iron facts connected to iron levels in a baby’s diet, one of which is actually a trick you can do to boost the iron absorption. In my previous post I talked about food groups and how they matter […]

Food groups and baby nutrition

Food groups and baby nutrition

I bet that the advice you heard first regarding starting solid foods was “no salt, no sugar, no honey before one”. I believe there should be more than that. How about “no added salt, no (refined) sugar, no fried stuff, no baby cereal”? Food is […]

3 signs baby is ready for weaning (and 3 that don’t necessarily mean that)

3 signs baby is ready for weaning (and 3 that don’t necessarily mean that)

I wish I waited. We started giving Emma carrot juice (!) at around 5 months and 3 weeks, at the recommendation of a paediatrician, after her blood tests revealed she had a minor anaemia (lack of iron). I tell you… who starts weaning at that […]