Tips for Responsive Spoon Feeding

Tips for Responsive Spoon Feeding

Allaboutbabies & Feed Eat Speak have teamed up to bring you our top tips for responsive spoon feeding.

We are aware that Baby-Led Weaning isn’t for every parent or every baby so here are our top tips for spoon feeding parents.

1. Follow your baby’s lead. This may sound obvious but often babies take a bit of time to get going with weaning and may not take large volumes of solids. Many parents worry about this. However, milk remains the main source of nutrition for the first year of life. It may gradually decrease your baby gets closer to one year so you have plenty of time to go at the right pace for your baby. Continue reading “Tips for Responsive Spoon Feeding”

Fussy Eating: Facts & Fixes

By Stacey Zimmels, Feeding & Swallowing Specialist 

1.      Healthy children will take in the calories they need even if they are refusing some parts of meals or whole meals. You may notice them eating a heartier breakfast on some days or snacking more on other days. Knowing this enables you to relax around mealtimes and follow a plan to promote positive eating habits.

 2.      It is best to make up a balanced plate of food (protein, carb, veg, fruit) and ALWAYS put one food on the plate that you know they will eat. If the rest of the food stays untouched, that is just fine!

Continue reading “Fussy Eating: Facts & Fixes”

Early Weaning Myths

icons-weaningWeaning Early Myths 

Brought to you by the experts from Yummy Discoveries

The Department of Health Guidelines state that children should be weaned from 6 months but increasingly, parents are introducing solid foods earlier than this. Often this is on recommendation from a health visitor or paediatrician but if you’re making this choice as a parent, are you making it for the right reason? Whether or not you decide to wean early is your decision, but we would urge you to make your decision because your baby is showing signs of weaning and you are armed with the relevant accurate information. Here are the most common reasons we hear for early weaning: 

Continue reading “Early Weaning Myths”