7 Common Skin Conditions Babies Have

Did you know that skin is the largest organ in the human body?  It serves many functions on our behalf, and especially in our babies and young children. Our skin is the first line of defense against viruses, bacteria and other nasty bugs out there. Intact, moist and healthy skin shields us from many illnesses. […]

Banana Waffles

These banana waffles are a fun breakfast treat for the little ones, and contain wholesome, healthy ingredients like whole wheat flour and bananas. There is no sugar added to the waffle batter since they are naturally sweetened by a ripe banana. For this recipe, you will need a waffle maker to cook the batter in […]

Butternut Squash Apple Sauce Puree

Come fall and winter, butternut squash begins to flood the grocery stores. It’s a great puree to have on hand because it blends so nicely when cooked, and it can pair well with both sweet and savory flavors! This puree is perfect for babies just being introduced to foods, as the flavors are pretty mild […]

When Was the Last Time You Cleaned Those Bath Toys?

How Often Should You Clean Bath Toys, and Why? Cleaning your child(ren)’s bath toys at least monthly, or when showing signs of visible dirt/discoloration, makes sense. Although we equate bath time with “clean”, the moist environment of the bath provides a fertile breeding ground for growth of mold and mildew – both on the outside […]

Pea Spinach Pear Purée

When preparing purées for my toddler, I always try to include both fruits and vegetables for two reasons. One, it is hard to get many servings of fruits and vegetables in during our busy days, and two, my daughter just loves all fruits and it makes it easier to feed her vegetables. Remember to cook […]

Raising a Reader

One of my greatest fears about having a child was having one who struggled with reading. There was a good chance that would happen as my otherwise brilliant husband has had a lifelong tug of war with books. Although sluggish at first, my son finally settled into a groove with reading but it wasn’t until […]

Do You Baby Wear?

My daughter is 3 now and the topic of baby wearing recently came up between myself and a friend. I loved to wear my daughter all the time. If it was in the house doing chores, taking walks around the neighborhood, or at the store shopping, I enjoyed her close to my chest as I […]

Raspberry, Strawberry, and Brown Rice Puree

This is the perfect sweet and tart puree for your little one. It also has a serving of hearty grains from the brown rice! This puree can come together quickly if you buy microwaveable brown rice. Raspberry, Strawberry, and Brown Rice Puree Ingredients* 1/4 cup raspberries 1/4 cup strawberries 1/4 cup cooked brown rice 1-2 […]

Thanksgiving Puree Pairings

Sometimes, the best movies need the best supporting characters. And it’s no different with your Thanksgiving meal. While the turkey may be the main event, consider the quick “whip together” options that you don’t have to sweat over. Even better, all these choices qualify to be made ahead of time, which makes them winners in […]

Barley Cereal

You’ve heard of oatmeal cereal or rice cereal for babies, but have you heard of barley cereal? Yes, you heard right. Actually, some doctors say skip the rice cereal that you see on the shelves and go straight to barley – as for some babies can’t tolerate the rice as it can give them gas […]