5 alternatives to baby cereal (plus one tip)

alternatives to baby cereal

I meant what I said in the “About me” page. I almost named this blog Ditch the baby cereal.   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 opinion related to baby cereal.   This post contains affiliate links, at no cost to you, meaning I get a small commission if you purchase through my link.   Instead of completely putting it against the wall, I decided to offer 5 alternatives to baby cereal. Also, at the end of this … Read more

3 facts about iron in baby’s diet

iron in baby's diet

I am going to tell you 3 facts connected to iron in 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 in the overall weaning process. I also said there that meat and meat alternatives is the most important food group of all. Let me explain why. 1. Baby’s iron reserves decrease and are insufficient after around 6 months I am going to show you a picture. It’s said that a photo is worth 1000 words, right?   Probably … Read more

Food groups and baby nutrition

food groups

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 just food, right? How hard can it be? Well, it is hard, cause you need to provide baby all kinds of textures, flavours and sizes, in order to lay the foundation of a healthy and nutritious lifestyle when she grows up. You want your kid to eat her veggies, right? – a Cooking School For … Read more

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

3 signs baby is ready for solids

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 age and with carrot juice? Where’s the iron in that?   I had not read the theory, I was not prepared. I had some leaflets from the health visitor and all the internet at my disposal. Yet, I didn’t read. I wish I did. I wish I waited before following the doctor’s advice. … Read more