Finger Foods. What’s safe and not safe for your baby?

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Some start with puree. Some jump right into chunks of food. Others are good with a bit of both. Every baby is that bit different that you need to follow their cues when it comes to food with texture. Concerns of safety are always top of mind, no matter what’s going into the mouth.

A new study calls into question, what exactly is a safe finger food? Some may not be, despite what the packaging says.

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Homemade Baby Food: Fall Purées

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Fall Tastes for Baby SproutRight.comThe fall harvest provides many exciting foods for your baby to try including apples, pumpkin, squash, beets and turnip. Buying in-season has several important benefits:

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Baby’s Taste Adventure

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Mint and Other Spices for Baby - Recipe on SproutRight.comSo many jarred baby foods or pouches seem healthy enough, but the taste just isn’t the same as homemade. Have you ever tried pea purée from a jar? Or a blend with meat like chicken? Try it one day and you’ll see what an odd taste your baby is developing his palate with.  And yet we feed this to our baby and wonder why he just isn’t that interested when it comes time to share our food!

I get mixed reactions from new mothers when I suggest adding herbs, spices and flavour-packed seasoning to baby food purée. My immune boosting purée contains garlic, cilantro and lemon juice and the reaction is often the same– “can my baby eat garlic?” Of course! A tiny bit of garlic really appeals to your baby’s palate. It takes the toned-down taste of lentils and chickpeas and really amps it up, appealing to the entire family’s taste buds!

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What’s New In Research: Infant and Child Nutrition Information

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Poor Diet Pre-Conception Impacts Baby - Sprout Right's Look at New ResearchWe try to stay on top of the latest reports in health research, as it impacts your family. Recently we responded to the newest guidelines to be released about feeding your 6 month to 24 month old. We hope that was helpful! Here, we continue to collect some of the latest research outcomes and health news that may inform your choices as a parent.

Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mothers Should Take Iodide Supplements

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