Food Safety Tips

Adding Cereal or Food to a Bottle will NOT Help Baby Sleep – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2017-06-06T12:56:15+00:00 January 24th, 2016|Categories: 4-6 months, 6 months, Cereals, Food Safety Tips, Friendly Baby Food Advice|Tags: , , , , , |

Perhaps one of the most worrisome myths about feeding babies is the myth that cereal in a bottle will help a baby sleep through the night or at least sleep for longer stretches at a time. I know that many parents are probably tempted to try the old "cereal in the bottle" trick to gain an [...]

Day 33 – Where to store that beautiful produce – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-02-02T19:57:12+00:00 February 2nd, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, 8 months, Food Safety Tips, Friendly Baby Food Advice, Fruits and Veggies, storage|Tags: , , , |

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 for [...]

Day 18 – Heating and Thawing Baby Food; Option 1 – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-18T20:35:05+00:00 January 18th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, Food Safety Tips, Heat and Thaw, Puree, storage, Tools and Appliances|Tags: , , , |

When you freeze homemade baby food, you're creating a stash of healthy meals while also making meal prep. easier for you.  When it comes to heating and thawing homemade baby food, there are several ways and methods that one can use.  Enter the new LillyPots homemade baby food warmer.  This is a nifty tool that is [...]

Nitrates – Carrots & The Nitrates and the Homemade Baby Food Myth

By | 2014-12-14T21:10:54+00:00 December 14th, 2014|Categories: 4-6 months, 6 months, 8 months, Dangerous Baby Items, Dangerous Food Items, Food Safety Tips, Forbidden Foods, Friendly Baby Food Advice, Info-Graphics, Solids and Weaning, stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, vegetables|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Click Image to download large JPG infographic file You may have been told by your pediatrician or a friend or a website on the internet, that it's best to not make your baby homemade baby foods or that you should not make certain types of vegetables due to nitrates.  The pediatrician may have also [...]

Can Babies and Toddlers Drink Apple Cider?

By | 2014-11-05T23:12:53+00:00 November 5th, 2014|Categories: Dangerous Baby Items, Dangerous Food Items, Fall, Food Safety Tips, fruits, Holiday Foods, holidays, juice, Not Usually for Babies, Seasonal, Thanksgiving, winter|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Fall continues to roll on in New England.  There are still plenty of  fresh apples from local orchards and even squash and pumpkins and least we forget, he last of the corn harvest.  While picking and eating fresh apples is a favorite Fall ritual  and so is  enjoying fresh pressed apple cider.  And yes, we love [...]

Glass Baby Food Storage Containers – Wean Green for Hallo-wean!

By | 2014-10-29T22:01:48+00:00 October 29th, 2014|Categories: 4-6 months, 6 months, 8 months, Food Safety Tips, Freezes Well, freezing baby food, stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, storage|

If you are looking for baby food storage containers that are not plastic, look no further! available at Amazon.com Wean Green Glass Baby Food Containers a.k.a Wean Cubes. These are a safe, environmentally friendly food storage alternative. Designed with you and your baby in mind - they are durable, easy to clean, and can go everywhere [...]

Oh No! Nitrates in Homemade Baby Food – The scary homemade baby food myth that grows from mis-information

By | 2013-09-26T17:33:54+00:00 September 26th, 2013|Categories: 4-6 months, 6 months, Call to Action, Dangerous Food Items, Food Safety Tips, Friendly Baby Food Advice, Nutrition, Solids and Weaning|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

On 12 September 2013 pediatrician and author Dr. Joanna Dolgoff appeared on Fox News to talk about the British study indicating that homemade baby food was more nutritious than store bought baby food. I was eager to hear what the doctor had to say about the study as so many of the study points seemed to [...]

Is your pumpkin or winter squash puree plagued with hard strings?

By | 2013-09-04T10:04:20+00:00 September 4th, 2013|Categories: 4-6 months, 6 months, 8 months, Fall, Food Safety Tips, Friendly Baby Food Advice, Seasonal, Thanksgiving|Tags: , , , , , , |

Many people write in to ask about the hard bits and strings that they have found in their butternut, acorn or even pumpkin puree.  While it is not uncommon to find hard "strings" or hard bits in squash purees, avoiding these hard strings and bits is relatively simple once you know how.   Here are the [...]

Microwave Cooking Homemade Baby Foods – Using a Microwave to Cook Baby Food

By | 2013-08-27T10:45:50+00:00 August 27th, 2013|Categories: appliances, Dangerous Baby Items, Dangerous Food Items, Food Safety Tips, Friendly Baby Food Advice, gadgets and gizmos|Tags: , , , , |

If there is one thing that may be missing in The Wholesome Baby Food Guide book, it's instructions for how to cook each recipe in the microwave.  I believe in baking, roasting, sauteing, or steaming the foods that I feed to my family.  Now please, don't feel like you should tell me to take off my [...]

A new Baby Food and Baby Feeding Community

By | 2013-07-01T13:00:17+00:00 July 1st, 2013|Categories: 4-6 months, 6 months, 8 months, book, Food Safety Tips, Friendly Baby Food Advice|Tags: , , , , , |

I am so excited to (almost) unveil a new community to encourage and support parents and caregivers through all aspects of feeding babies.  As you may know, my new book The Wholesome Baby Food Guide is not only a book of over 150 recipes, but it is also a feeding and nutrition guide. Since creating the [...]