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50 Best Baby Food Pouches [2024]

The Best Baby Food Pouches 2024 Life as a parent is busy and unpredictable. And prepping and cooking ALL the meals is a tall—read: impossible—order. (Like, we knew we were going to love our kids. We knew we’d have to take care of them. But we didn’t think about the

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The 8 Best Cups for Toddlers [in 2025]

This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you. Do the toddler feeding questions ever end? I mean, it’s like you figure out how to navigate the baby stage…and then BAM! They turn one and everything flips upside down

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Are At-Home Food Allergy Test Kits Accurate?

It would be amazing to be able to take a simple at-home food allergy test to discover what foods could be causing unwelcome symptoms. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. Things get even trickier when you have to distinguish between food allergies and food intolerances. In this post you’ll learn the

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Sodium Guidelines for Babies, Toddlers and Older Kids

Sodium gets a lot of press in the nutrition world. You’ve probably heard that in the typical Western diet, we consume too much sodium- and that’s true!  The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines estimate that up to 90% of people over the age of 2 in America are overdoing it on sodium.

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6 month old starter portion

50 Best Baby Food Pouches [2024]

The Best Baby Food Pouches 2024 Life as a parent is busy and unpredictable. And prepping and cooking ALL the meals is a tall—read: impossible—order. (Like, we knew we were going to love our kids. We knew we’d have to take care of them. But we didn’t think about the

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toddler drinks from open cup

The 8 Best Cups for Toddlers [in 2025]

This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you. Do the toddler feeding questions ever end? I mean, it’s like you figure out how to navigate the baby stage…and then BAM! They turn one and everything flips upside down

Read More

Are At-Home Food Allergy Test Kits Accurate?

It would be amazing to be able to take a simple at-home food allergy test to discover what foods could be causing unwelcome symptoms. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. Things get even trickier when you have to distinguish between food allergies and food intolerances. In this post you’ll learn the

Read More

Sodium Guidelines for Babies, Toddlers and Older Kids

Sodium gets a lot of press in the nutrition world. You’ve probably heard that in the typical Western diet, we consume too much sodium- and that’s true!  The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines estimate that up to 90% of people over the age of 2 in America are overdoing it on sodium.

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Hi! I’m Kacie Barnes, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, mom of 2, and founder of Mama Knows Nutrition. Here you’ll find everything you need to know to make feeding your little ones stress-free!

I specialize in nutrition for early childhood and have worked with hundreds of families to improve picky eating, get their kids eating better, and solve mealtime problems.

I have a Master of Clinical Nutrition from UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX and an undergrad degree from New York University. I also hold a second Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

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