What to Order for baby

What to Order for Your Baby at a Restaurant

Husband calls and says, “let’s go out to dinner tonight!” And there’s me, in my leggings and the same sweatshirt I’ve been wearing the past three days, haven’t showered yet, shouting “YES! YES YES YES YES YES! ADULT INTERACTION! YASSSS.” If you’re also a stay-at-home or work-from-home mom, I know you get me.

And before I can remember that eating out with a baby and a toddler is hard work and I basically don’t sit down or enjoy my meal, I’ve scooped up my kids, threw on some clothes without even looking at myself in the mirror, and we’re backing out of the driveway within 3, maaaybe 5 minutes. (more…)

Portion Sizes for Toddlers: Why They Don’t Need Portion Control

As if we don’t already have enough to worry about, figuring out what to feed our kids, then we get to the pesky topic of HOW MUCH — and figuring out portion sizes for toddlers can be very tricky!

Every mom wants to know how much their kids need. And portion sizes for toddlers can vary significantly from one child to the next! For me personally, I  struggled with this when my oldest transitioned away from breastmilk and his diet became mainly real food.

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Mistakes When Starting Solids | mamaknowsnutrition.com

3 Mistakes Parents Make When Starting Solids

Starting solids can be stressful if you’re not sure how to begin! Talking to my friends, it seems like pediatricians’ advice can vary widely, and you’d be surprised to find out how many are giving outdated advice. Read through these common mistakes parents make when starting solids so you can feel confident when it’s time to move beyond the breast and bottle. And if you’re looking for more guidance on starting solids, read through to the end for the resource I recommend! (more…)

It’s Hard for Me, Too: Dietitian Mom Confessions

For the past week, my toddler has asked me to eat m&ms at least 5 times every day. And at least one of those times he ends up crying over it.

I send him with a pb & j sandwich to school 90% of the time. Those perfect lunchboxes you see on social media with homemade sushi, homemade gluten free sugar free cookies, and exotic fruits? That never happens in my house. And I have yet to figure out how any parent can ever make that happen and manage to do anything else with their day.

We only have dinner all together as a family about twice a month. And that’s about how often I get around to showering these days.  (more…)

Paleo Baby Food: Is it a Scam?

Some dietitians are calling the new Paleo baby food pouches a scam. What do you think?

I have seen a lot of criticism from RDs about the new Serenity Kids Paleo baby food pouches. I guess I’m in the minority but I honestly don’t see a problem with the product, besides the insanely high price of $4.50 per pouch! 

First things first. Most babies do NOT need to eat Paleo to be healthy. (I don’t say “all” babies because some may have allergies or other reasons to exclude certain food groups from their diet.) But foods that are Paleo can certainly fit in a baby’s healthy diet. (more…)