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Tips for Starting Your Baby on Solid Food

If you start feeding your baby solid foods too early, they won't know what to do with it in their mouths. Credit: Getty Images Although many parents hope feeding babies solid foods will help them sleep through the night, doctors say...Starting your baby on solid foods is a tricky matter. Here is what you should know.

Baby Food Dispensing Spoon is Good to the Last Bite

Easy peasy lemon squeezy. Credit: Boon
Unless you're a circus performer, there's no easy way to juggle a baby, a spoon and a baby food jar with two hands. If the thought of a trapeze gives you vertigo, you may want try the Squirt baby food...

Eat It Up

Step aside, spork. Credit: Momma/Ginsey Home Solutions
There have been few innovations made to the humble spoon in recent years (unless you count the spork), but this new design by Momma is real game-changer. The clip-on cover keeps it clean...

TV Lunch, Every Day - How Bad?

So how bad is eating in front of the TV? Photo courtesy stockexpert.com. This week's How Bad question comes via email: "My daughter is 4. I would say, regrettably, that she eats lunch in front of the TV most days. It probably started because we...

Same Lunch Every Day - How Bad?

Ever had a cringe-worthy parenting moment that made you wonder: What kind of a parent does this? If no, check back in a bit for celebrity news! If yes, read on... I was picking up my little girl at preschool, when one of her little friends lifted...

Do you let your baby be an adventurous eater?

A friend emailed me a study today, one that found that when babies under nine months are fed fish, they're less likely to develop eczema. Because she's never been a mom to an infant, she wondered, "Would you have fed one of your girls fish at such a...

How to tell if your plastic bottle is safe

Earlier this week, the Today Show did a segment on a topic that is beginning to get a lot of attention: the safety of reusable plastic bottles. Concerns about the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA), which is found in many plastic bottles, has led the...

Do you make your own baby food?

Recently, I had occasion to visit my doctor. Actually, he wasn't my doctor as I had never seen him before. Because I was a new patient, we had the usual getting-to-know-you conversation: Where are you from? What do you do? When I told him that I...

Obese toddlers more likely to be iron deficient

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics reveals that of the 960 U.S. kids aged 1 to 3 studied, 20 percent of those who were overweight suffered from iron deficiency. Lack of iron in the blood reduces the amount of oxygen carried through the...

Our first day apart

Oh, I know it sounds so dramatic, but yesterday was indeed my first day apart from my son--and his from me. Apparently we both did better than I thought we would, but it wasn't easy. I suspect that it will never be easy to separate. After all this...

Matt Damon injured by his 14-month-old daughter

On screen, he's an ultra-tough, international assassin -- constantly on the run from big, scary dudes that want him dead. But in real life, the only person putting Matt Damon in physical danger is his 14-month-old daughter. Apparently the...

Blogging Baby Size Six: Things I miss most about having a small child

When your kids get older, you tend to forget what it was like having a toddler running around or a baby crying for hours. I haven't really thought about it in years, but listening to all the stories here on Blogging Baby brings it all right back....

Product Recall: BABYBJ??RN Feeding Spoons

BabySwede LLC, of Cleveland, Ohio, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their BABYBJÖRN Feeding Spoons. After the spoons have been used for a while, the soft plastic tip can loosen and break off....

Unassisted and ineffectual eating

Nolan no longer requires me to feed him. Well, he does if he doesn't want avocado shrapnel hanging from the ceiling and half of his fillet of sole smeared on the dogs face. But he doesn't care much about that, in fact, he doesn't care if 90% of his...

Let baby control early eating of solids

In an study from the U.K., babies whose mothers give them more control over their early attempts at eating solid food appear to do a better job of regulating their own weight. Parental attitudes toward a child's eating behavior are known to affect...

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