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Vegetables for Baby: How to Sweeten the Deal
July 13, 2015 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

One of the best ways to help babies get used to the flavor of vegetables is with fruit.

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Zucchini for Baby
June 25, 2015 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

It’s summer time so summer squash is widely available. Have you stocked up on these great vegetables but you’re not sure how to add them to your baby’s diet?

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Chicken and Barley Dinner
June 9, 2015 • Posted by Thomas White

Let your baby join in family dinner night with a healthy and age-appropriate twist on Chicken and Barley soup.

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Peaches with Bananas and Rice
May 19, 2015 • Posted by Thomas White

Healthy eating habits begin with the first spoonful of food you put into your baby's mouth so make sure the first spoonfuls are tasty and nutritious!

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Sweet Potato Puree
April 29, 2015 • Posted by Thomas White

Sweet potatoes are an amazing vegetable jam-packed with vitamins, nutrients, and minerals!

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Honey Carrots for Baby
April 13, 2015 • Posted by Thomas White

Give your baby a wholesome dish packed with antioxidants and vitamins with these vibrant honey carrots.

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How to Clean a Baby Bottle Safely
March 30, 2015 • Posted by Thomas White

Now you have a baby bottle, how do you clean it?

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Baby Banana Pudding
February 26, 2015 • Posted by Thomas White

A quick breakfast for baby that’s so good you’ll want to eat it too!

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Thanksgiving Menu for Baby
November 26, 2014 • Posted by Jessica Wald

Thanksgiving is a time to come together with family and friends, and reflect on what you are thankful for. If you have a baby, you probably have a lot to be thankful for, but you are also probably very stressed.

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Braised Beef with Sweet Potato Purée
November 4, 2014 • Posted by Jessica Wald

It can be difficult coming up with different foods to feed your baby. This recipe for braised beef with sweet potato purée is best for your baby 8-10 months and is even suitable for freezing!

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Oats and Apple Cereal for Baby
October 16, 2014 • Posted by Jessica Wald

Apples are a great source of nutrients and a great choice for a baby’s first food.

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Can Babies Eat Pumpkin?
October 8, 2014 • Posted by Jessica Wald

It is that time of year when everyone seems to be going crazy for all the autumn pumpkin flavors! Well now you can get your baby involved in the craze as well!

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Puréed Carrots for Baby
September 18, 2014 • Posted by Jessica Wald

As a parent, you always want to serve your child the best foods possible. Especially when they are so young, you want to know everything that is in their food.

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Brown Rice for Baby
August 27, 2014 • Posted by Zachary Chiger

As a parent, making sure your baby is eating the right foods is very important. With all of the different kinds of processed foods out there, it is hard to really nail down exactly what goes into the food your child eats. One way to go about this is to introduce all natural foods into your child's diet, and one of the best we recommend is brown rice. You should start giving your child brown rice starting at around six months. Brown rice cereal in particular is the perfect texture for a baby and will get them eating healthy from an early age.

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Frozen Treats for Baby
August 21, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Summer’s not over yet. We’re still enjoying the beach, the sun and more importantly for us foodies, the icy treats. As you indulge in your tasty ice cream cone, don’t you feel a twinge of guilt that our baby can’t enjoy one as well? Fortunately there are plenty of alternatives that your baby is sure to love.

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Food Allergy Guide
July 29, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

According to Baby Centre, up to eight percent of children under three develop food allergies. This number has only been increasing. Therefore, it’s important to test your baby for allergies when introducing new foods. Don’t worry, it’s simpler than it sounds.

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Veggie Muffins for Baby
July 24, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Your baby is finally exploring the world of solid foods, an exciting time for both of you. However, it’s difficult to decide on a wide variety of foods. Switch things up with muffins. Soft on the inside and slightly firm on the outside, they are great when baby is used to chewing.

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Baby’s First Birthday: Finger Food Edition
July 15, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

There’s nothing quite as exciting as celebrating your baby’s first birthday. It’s a time to reflect on how much your baby has grown and learned. It’s only natural for parents to want their baby’s first birthday get-together to be as perfect as possible. Cuisinart is here to help with our list of birthday finger foods for your baby’s special menu.

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Can My Baby Have Coconut?
July 11, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Coconut is not only tasty, but extremely nutritious, containing B vitamins, iron, protein, phosphorus and zinc. It also promotes a healthy immune system and helps prevent infections. With that being said, we’re sure you don’t want your baby to miss out on the wonderful benefits of the coconut.

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DIY Teething Biscuits
July 4, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Teething is certainly an exciting time as your baby is beginning to grow more and more each day. However, this phase can be very difficult for baby, causing soreness and swelling of the gums before a tooth breaks through. Teething biscuits can help ease the pain.

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Can Babies Have Olive Oil?
June 24, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

If you’re wondering whether or not olive oil is safe for your baby, stop wondering. This nutrient-rich oil has a ton of health benefits you don’t want your baby to miss out on!

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Mushrooms for Baby
June 19, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Switch it up from the basic first foods of fruits and vegetables by adding mushroom into your baby’s diet. This immune-boosting veggie contains vitamin D, vitamin C, B vitamins, iron, potassium, protein, and other nutrients along with powerful antioxidants. Not to mention, mushrooms are definitely tasty!

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Tofu for Baby
June 10, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Tofu is a soybean curd that’s rich in protein, calcium and iron. It has been a staple in Asian foods for ages but has recently become popular in America. It’s perfect for babies around 8 months of age. Tofu can come firm, soft and silken. Firm has the highest amounts of protein and iron and second highest amount of calcium.

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Dairy for Baby Guide
May 23, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

We often hear that milk helps children grow big and strong. It’s filled with nutrients such as calcium, protein and vitamin D. Parents often wonder, “Why can’t my baby drink milk before 12 months of age?” The short answer is because babies need breast milk.

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Yogurt for Baby
May 15, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Adults love, love, love some yogurt! Yogurt bars, yogurt smoothies, froyo. You name it! Things just taste so much better when made with delicious treats. Raising a foodie baby? Yogurt is certainly the snack to introduce. It’s not only tasty, but filled with all the good stuff baby needs to grow healthy and strong.

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Baby’s First Dessert
May 9, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

It’s always exciting to hear your baby’s first words, see your baby’s first steps and experience your baby’s reaction to trying out new foods for the first time. Celebrating Mother’s Day with your baby can be just as special as celebrating when your baby grows older. Share another “first” moment this year by preparing your baby’s first real dessert, and make it something you both can enjoy together.

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Introducing Meat into Your Baby's Diet
April 21, 2014 • Posted by Alexandra Supel

Meat is an important source of protein and iron that will help your baby’s growth and development, but when should you introduce it into his or her diet?

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Baking Fruits for Babies
April 4, 2014 • Posted by Alexandra Supel

A baby’s diet should be full of wholesome fruits and veggies, but their underdeveloped tummies can’t properly digest various fibers, sugars, and textures in their raw forms. Baking fruits is a great way to give your little ones a delicious treat!

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Warm Spiced Banana and Yogurt Dessert
March 19, 2014 • Posted by Alexandra Supel

Bananas have a great texture that serves as a great food for babies to transition into solid foods. There are many ways to feed bananas to your little one, and here’s a great new recipe to keep things interesting!

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Baby Food Stages Demystified
March 14, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

When and how to introduce foods to your baby can be a very fun but confusing time period. Baby food is often made in “stages” and as your baby gets older they begin to explore foods in a higher stage. Here’s a simple guide to the differences between each stage and when your baby should move to the next one.

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Should I Feed My Baby Fish?
March 6, 2014 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

Answer: Absolutely! Many parents focus solely on the basics such as cereal, vegetables and fruit. However, your baby may be missing out on all of the brain-boosting nutrients found in seafood. Provided your baby has no history of allergies, fish can be introduced at six months of age.

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Baby-Friendly French Toast Sticks
February 28, 2014 • Posted by Christina Fong

French toast is a breakfast staple that's so easy to make, anyone can enjoy them at their leisure! It may not seem like the most baby-friendly option for your baby but we’ve made some changes to this classic dish.

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Veggie Curry for Baby
February 21, 2014 • Posted by Christina Fong

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: baby food doesn't have to be bland! Let's not forget that babies have taste buds too, and they enjoy good food as much as their parents do.

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Making Yogurt Yummy for Baby
February 11, 2014 • Posted by Christina Fong

Baby food doesn't have to be synonymous with blandness, and plain yogurt is...well, plain. When it comes to sweetening your baby's yogurt experience, go natural with fruits.

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Grocery Shopping For Your Baby
January 16, 2014 • Posted by Ankita Satija

Your go-to grocery list items change when shopping for a little one. Luckily, we’ve put together a sample one with all the essential foods you’ll want to ring up.

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When Can My Baby Eat This?
January 4, 2014 • Posted by Ankita Satija

Now that your baby is truly emerging as a crawling-and-talking little person, you’re naturally curious about when he or she can eat certain foods.

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Breakfast Foods For Your Baby
December 28, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

For babies and grown-ups alike, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It packs precious nutrients and essential health benefits into a tasty meal. So what’s not to love?

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Holiday Traditions To Start With Baby
December 19, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

There’s no better time to create a new tradition than when you have a new member in the household. This year, the holiday season is doubly special – it’s baby’s first!

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Tips For Traveling With Baby
December 13, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

The first time you travel with your new baby is as terrifying as it is momentous. Parenthood is stressful - you more than deserve a break, and you know it.

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'Easy Peasy' Creamed Peas
December 3, 2013 • Posted by Katie Marber

While a common vegetable for toddlers, peas and their high nutritional value are often taken for granted. With just a few simple ingredients, ‘Easy Peasy’ Creamed Peas could be a new favorite meal for you and your child!

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Turkey Day Recipes For Your Tot
November 25, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

Many of us associate the holiday with massive food comas due to lethal amounts of mashed potatoes and stuffing. But what about your little one?

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Baby’s First Thanksgiving
November 22, 2013 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

While dairy-laden mashed potatoes or bourbon glazed turkeys aren’t suitable for baby’s developing digestive system, there are plenty of ways to indulge her new appetite for solids in your Thanksgiving menu.

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Baby’s First Thanksgiving “Cheat Sheet”
November 20, 2013 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

The turkey is sure to take second place this year as everyone oohs and ahhs over your little one’s first Thanksgiving celebration. Your little one’s digestive system is still developing, so you’ll want to avoid dairy-laden mashed potatoes and gravy. The good news is there are still plenty of ways to indulge her new appetite for solids at your Thanksgiving table.

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Chicken Soup For Your Baby’s Soul
November 14, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

As the weather turns frosty, your baby will want nothing more than to stay snuggly and warm. Yes, winter blues affect even the littlest ones in the family, and we all seek a little comfort (or comfort food) around the holidays.

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Three Baby Food Myths
November 13, 2013 • Posted by Katie Marber

While there are a few essential rules to follow when preparing food for your baby, there are also some common misconceptions regarding what your baby can and cannot consume. Once we get past these myths, not only will you have wider range in the kitchen, but also your little one will be opened up to a world of wonder!

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Apples to Apples: A Treat For Your Baby
October 31, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

As apple-picking season draws to a close, you’re likely wondering what to do with all those bushels you collected. Well, don’t fret.

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Kale: A Trend Your Baby Can Enjoy Too
October 24, 2013 • Posted by Ankita Satija

Lately, it seems like there is no trendier food than kale. The leafy, cabbage-like vegetable has become a favorite for grown-ups in all of its succulent forms: fried into chips, softened in soup and chopped raw in salads.

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Know Your Milk Alternatives
October 18, 2013 • Posted by Christina Fong

Once your baby has passed the one-year mark, you may start wondering what milk is the best follow-up to the breast milk and/or formula they’ve been dependent on. Does this mean that all milk is created equal though?

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Make it Stop (Or Try!)
October 17, 2013 • Posted by Vivian Manning-Schaffel

We all know that a diaper change, hunger and sleepiness will play a part in getting that tiny siren wailing. But what's a parent to do when the problem is... none of the above? There's nothing like that gut-wrenching, helpless feeling when your baby proves inconsolable...

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Vanilla Cranberry-Apple Puree
October 10, 2013 • Posted by Katie Marber

While you can find cranberries all year round, they are harvested in the early fall and are locally available fresh up until December. Try a simple yet ingenious twist on baby food with this delicious Vanilla Cranberry-Apple Puree!

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Food Safety for Baby
October 4, 2013 • Posted by Kalie Vitt

Food Poisoning is no laughing matter and because babies’ immune systems are still developing, they are particularly vulnerable. The consequences of food borne illness for babies are usually much greater, since they become weak and dehydrated at a much faster rate than adults.

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Smash Cake
September 20, 2013 • Posted by Kalie Vitt

A fairly recent trend for baby’s first birthday is the Smash Cake. While a larger cake is pieced and served to guests, the Smash Cake is a small single serving cake given to the baby alone.

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Baby's First Spinach Meal
September 11, 2013 • Posted by Brea Buffaloe

As adults we enjoy spinach in a variety of meals from pasta to dip! It’s easy to make, healthy and it tastes great. But why do adults get to reap all of its benefits? Let your baby get in on the fun!

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Celebrating Your Baby’s First Birthday
August 30, 2013 • Posted by Christina Fong

Your baby may not remember their first birthday but you certainly will so break out the balloons and send out those invitations.

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Natural Remedies to Soothe a Fussy Baby
August 28, 2013 • Posted by Kalie Vitt

Natural remedies are the oldest form of medicine and have continued to remain popular for many reasons. Natural ingredients are favored for being inexpensive, clean and easy to find.

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Foods to Avoid for Baby’s First Year
August 23, 2013 • Posted by Kalie Vitt

Homemade baby food is not only simple to make, but is a more nutritious and cost effective option for feeding your little one. Straying from the store-bought stuff allows for more variety in your baby’s diet. And more variety means you can expose your child to more tastes and textures (of your choice), which can make for an easier transition to table foods later on. So when you’re getting creative in the kitchen, exactly what foods should you avoid introducing too early?

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Baby-Friendly Cinnamon French Toast
August 13, 2013 • Posted by Katie Marber

Once babies start to develop motor skills and coordination, a whole new world opens up right in front of their eyes, and mouths! Although Cheerios are an easy go-to breakfast option for tots, you can experiment with other tiny bite-sized finger foods, like Baby-Friendly Cinnamon French Toast!

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Baby Steps: Introducing Water
August 4, 2013 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

Summertime reminds us all that drinking water is important for proper hydration. After all, it’s easy to monitor just how much our body is losing as we wipe the sweat from our forehead. But what about baby? Is she getting all the water she needs to stay well-hydrated?

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Tearless Teething Zucchini Bread Sticks
July 30, 2013 • Posted by Katie Marber

We can all agree that there is nothing worse than watching your baby suffer. To assuage your crying baby, bake something delicious, warm and comforting, like Zucchini Bread Teething Sticks.

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Feel the Beet: Introducing Your Baby to Vibrant Veggies
July 23, 2013 • Posted by Katie Marber

As a healthy and effective way to wean your baby off mashed food, introduce your little one to a yummy stir-fry filled with nutrient-rich beets. Not only does the variety of bright colors keep your infant entertained, but the rich color comes from beets' unique source of phytonutrients.

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Mango-A-Go-Go!
July 1, 2013 • Posted by Vivian Manning-Schaffel

Summertime brings tropical visions of palm trees and the delicious fruity treats that grow plentifully in their presence. If your pediatrician approves, mangoes are a tasty tropical fruit that can safely be offered to your baby between seven and ten months of age.

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Foods for a Teething Baby
June 28, 2013 • Posted by Christina Fong

It’s not fun for anyone when there’s a teething baby in the house. Between the crying and many restless nights, all you and your baby want is to make the pain go away.

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How to Freeze and Thaw Homemade Baby Food
June 22, 2013 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

Making your own baby food is a great way to help your family stay healthy - fiscally and physically. But to do it safely, you've got to master the ins-and-outs of freezing and thawing baby food in ways that prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.

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Naturally Sweet Muffins for Baby
June 7, 2013 • Posted by Christina Fong

When it comes to feeding your baby, there are so many do’s and don’ts, and should’s and shouldn’ts that it becomes stressful around feeding time. In terms of baked goods, the biggest concern there is the sugar level.

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Mommy and Me: Finger Foods
June 4, 2013 • Posted by Christina Fong

After about eight or nine months, your baby will have the motor skills to not only throw food at the wall but in their mouth. Sure, you can rejoice in the fact that you no longer have to fight to spoon feed them but why not join in on the finger food merriment?

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Teething Troubles
May 7, 2013 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

Teething is a fact of life and a big part of your little one’s journey from baby to toddler. While there is no magic cure-all, take heart in knowing that this too is a just a phase. In the meantime, make a batch of these all-natural fruit smoothie pops for a cool treat that’s sure to add a smile for baby to showcase her new-found chompers.

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Baby Fat
April 26, 2013 • Posted by Vivian Manning-Schaffel

Babies need fat. A baby's brain consists of 60% fat, much of it consisting of essential fatty acids. Because their little brains are growing so fast, babies need the essential fatty acids that come from food to help them grow and enhance visual development.

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Baby Food for the Family
April 26, 2013 • Posted by Christina Fong

Baby food isn’t just restricted to babies, as I’m sure many parents have admittedly eaten and enjoyed a lot of what they purchase or prepare for their little tots. If you’re looking for a recipe that will satisfy both parties, oatmeal is one of our favorites.

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Homemade Apple Pancakes for Baby
April 5, 2013 • Posted by Christina Fong

Raw, baked, pureed—we love apples any way we can have them and so does your baby, most likely. Apple sauce is among the most popular baby foods, after all.

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Keeping Baby Healthy
February 13, 2013 • Posted by Rebecca Marber

In these winter months, it’s especially important that babies receive the necessary nutrients for staying healthy and fighting off those nasty colds and flus that inevitably attack each year. That’s why we’ve come up with some foods that are particularly good at protecting your child’s health (not to mention your own!).

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Veggie Baby
January 21, 2013

If you want to raise your child as a vegetarian, there are many inventive ways to create an interesting, nutritious menu.

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Baby's First Foods
January 13, 2013 • Posted by Jennifer Perillo

Ask any parent at what point you can start feeding baby solids, and you’re likely to get as many answers as people you ask. The best advice, though, will always come from your pediatrician. When my second daughter was born, I remember my surprise at her four-month check up when her doctor said the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) had revised their guidelines and were now advising parents to wait until six months of age before starting solids.

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