The early years of a child's life have a significant impact on their future health, with their eating habits playing a crucial role. While it's common for children to be picky eaters, how parents respond to this behaviour can influence whether it continues into later years. Children learn their eating habits from their families and environment, making it essential to approach feeding them thoughtfully.
Navigating the world of weaning can feel like wading through a sea of information. It's easy to get lost in the swirl of conflicting advice. One common myth we encounter is the belief that meat should be held back, kept away from the earliest stages of your baby's weaning journey. It's not difficult to see why some parents might hesitate, given the toughness of meat, but fear not – with the right approach, meat can become a welcome addition to your baby's diet as early as 6 months of age. Let's dive into why introducing meat early is a smart move, how to serve it safely, and ways to optimise iron absorption.
As your little one develops, their fascination with food grows. But when is the right moment to introduce solid foods? Learn to recognise the cues that mark your baby's readiness for this significant step.
What do you do when a baby chokes on food or a foreign object? Important note: DO NOT perform these steps if the infant is coughing hard or has a strong cry. Strong coughs and cries can help push the object out of the airway. If your child is not coughing forcefully or does not have a strong cry, follow these steps: