Category: Year 1

  • Peanuts For Your Peanut

    Peanuts For Your Peanut

    For some families, peanuts are on the no-fly list. If someone in your house has a peanut allergy, it means they can’t even come in contact with the scrumptious legume. When you have a baby, introducing them to peanuts for the first time can be scary. Not to worry, below are some of the most commonly asked…

  • Parenting Tools

    Parenting Tools

    Successful parenting requires you to have many “tools” in your parenting “toolbox”.

  • What to Do When Your Toddler Won’t Eat: Picky Eating and Beyond

    What to Do When Your Toddler Won’t Eat: Picky Eating and Beyond

    How to encourage a lifelong love of fruits and veggies

  • Staying Calm During Toddler Tantrums

    Staying Calm During Toddler Tantrums

    Strategies to help you stay calm amidst the chaos.

  • Managing Toddler Separation Anxiety

    Managing Toddler Separation Anxiety

    Preventing the heart-wrenching crying, screaming, reaching, and clinging.

  • Talking About Diversity With Toddlers

    Talking About Diversity With Toddlers

    Incorporating the concepts of inclusion and acceptance into your home. If you’re reading this, you want to gain insight on how to talk to your children about difference and diversity. You have decided that it’s important for you and your family to incorporate the concepts of inclusion and acceptance into your home. That’s wonderful! Having…

  • Salt & Babies

    Salt & Babies

    While sodium is essential for human nutrition, babies get all they need from breastmilk, formula, fruits, and veggies.

  • Why Added Sugars Aren’t Recommended Under 2

    Why Added Sugars Aren’t Recommended Under 2

    Your little one is already sweet enough. Foster healthy eating habits for your babe by avoiding added sugar.

  • Oxytocin Bonding With Baby

    Oxytocin Bonding With Baby

    Oxytocin is the hormone responsible for that warm feeling we get inside when we see someone we love. It influences brain development, social bonding, and pain management. Oxytocin is produced in the hypothalamus and released during childbirth, skin to skin, and breastfeeding.

  • Pregnancy Nutrition by Trimester

    Pregnancy Nutrition by Trimester

    Pregnancy is a pivotal period in a woman’s life, and nutritional choices are important. But navigating this journey can be bewildering, even for those with established healthy eating habits. First Trimester (Weeks 1-12) In the first trimester, as your baby’s organs form and the placenta develops, prioritizing key nutrients like folic acid, iron, and protein…

  • Food Allergy Prevention Guidelines

    Food Allergy Prevention Guidelines

    Introducing allergenic foods early and often can reduce your child’s risk of developing food allergies. Read on to learn more about these guidelines and how to follow them effectively. Food Allergy Trends In the United States, nearly 6 million children under 18 deals with food allergies, with peanut allergies alone tripling in recent years. The…

  • What Should I Feed My Child? Baby Food Milestone Plans

    What Should I Feed My Child? Baby Food Milestone Plans

    With having to figure out which brand of baby food to try and what baby’s nutrition needs are at each milestone, you might consider a baby food plan to make it easier.

  • What is the Difference Between Different Kinds of Baby Foods?

    What is the Difference Between Different Kinds of Baby Foods?

    Some are soft and soupy, some are mashed and chunky — there’s a variety of baby food, so we’ve made a guide on all the different kinds of baby foods!

  • The Plant Based Transition

    The Plant Based Transition

    I wasn’t always plant based. In fact, growing up, my food consumption was heavily centered on animal products and processed foods. Why? Because that’s what I felt was delicious, crave worthy, and nutritious. Plant foods were more for garnishing or for those who had cultural/religious obligations to avoid animal products. Boy, have I changed…it’s quite…

  • Pumping Guide for Busy Moms

    Pumping Guide for Busy Moms

    What mom isn’t busy? If you’re looking for ways to help manage a healthy work-life balance, pumping can be a game-changer. While it may seem daunting at first, it’s actually less intimidating than it appears. Whether you’re considering exclusive pumping or simply exploring the option, we’ve got all the info you need.

  • All About Latching

    All About Latching

    Breastfeeding latching is a challenging endeavor, often accompanied by frustration and self-doubt. Achieving a successful latch requires patience and perseverance from both mother and baby. Reaching out to a lactation consultant can also be helpful. If you are having difficulty or are unsuccessful, there are other options that can best suit your circumstances. Every mother’s…

  • When Does Lactation Start?

    When Does Lactation Start?

    Understanding how lactation starts can be confusing for many new parents. The concept of milk “coming in” can create a misconception that breast milk production is sudden. However, the process is much more gradual and complex.

  • Postpartum Body Image: Understanding & Embracing Changes

    Postpartum Body Image: Understanding & Embracing Changes

    Pregnancy and childbirth bring about significant changes in a woman’s body. While some may find joy in these transformations, others may experience feelings of discomfort and body dissatisfaction. Society’s emphasis on quickly returning to pre-pregnancy weight can add pressure and impact mental health. It’s essential to recognize that postpartum body changes are normal and unique…

  • 11 Month Old Milestones

    11 Month Old Milestones

    As your baby turns 11 months old, their ability to connect the meaning of words to objects is pretty advanced. AP Baby, anyone?

  • 10 Month Old Milestones

    10 Month Old Milestones

    At the 10 month milestone mark, your baby’s pincer grasp is pincing. But what does that mean?