Lillypots is turning 1 year old! Happy Birthday Happy Birthday to Lilly Pots and the fabulous Tam, inventor extraordinaire and super daddy. He's giving the gifts in an amazing birthday giveaway. To help celebrate @lilly_pots (on Instagram) 1st birthday An AWESOME MAMA BEAR is going to win this amazing prize. It's international! The giveaway gifts [...]
This year, blueberries are off the "Dirty Dozen" list so there is no pressing need to buy them organically grown. It is always a good practice to purchase organic foods for your baby (if not for the whole family) whenever possible! When serving and prepping blueberries for your baby, blueberries are generally a "no cook" [...]
One of the most important nutritional components of Apples is that they contain two types of fiber; insoluble fiber and soluble fiber. Both of these types of fiber help maintain bowel regularity. The insoluble fiber works like roughage, while the soluble fiber (pectin), helps keep the bowels regular (avoiding constipation, avoiding diarrhea) and specifically affects [...]
This is one of the best infographics out there that shows exactly where produce should be stored. After we do the shopping and spend all that money for quality (and often organic) produce, it would be a shame to not get the best from it. Follow this chart and ensure that your produce stays fresh [...]
Shaking baby cereal flakes out of a box isn't appealing and it really isn't cost effective. You can make baby's rice cereal for a fraction of the cost at home and you know what's in it: a single ingredient - rice!
It is not uncommon for babies who are fed a lot of orange fruits and vegetables to have their palms, soles of their feet and even their faces take on a sun kissed hue. This phenomena is known medically as “carotenemia”; too much beta-carotene causes skin to turn an orange color. Orange fleshed foods such [...]
"No dairy until baby is 12 months old" is the ominous proclamation made by many pediatricians. Sadly, many pediatricians neglect to tell parents that there is a big difference between offering babies yogurt (dairy) and letting babies drink milk prior to the age of 12 months. Cooking with a bit of milk is ok and [...]
Avocado is a brain food and is in fact, a super food for the whole body. Avocados are one of the best foods that you can feed your baby from 6 months on. Both apples and avocado are considered ideal first foods for babies. Mixing mashed avocado with homemade (or store-bought) applesauce creates a wonderful [...]
We eat a lot of fish in my house. Not only is it quick to prepare but it's such a super nutritious food. Full of Omega 3 fatty acids, salmon, and other fish, is also a great source of protein that is not high in saturated fat. Babies can begin to eat fish around [...]
Making pears for baby food is ridiculously simple. When you realize that you're paying almost $0.28 per ounce of commercial pear baby food, you'll start making your own for a fraction of the cost and a gigantic increase in taste and quality.