Baby Food in Stages

10 – 12- Months Old Once a baby is 10-months-old they have already chosen favorite tastes. Some babies like feeding themselves and no longer enjoy runny purees. Be patient with the baby. The baby needs to decide what foods he wants to eat since he will be transitioning in the coming months to the world […]

Baby Food In Stages Eight-Months

What Do You Serve Babies at Eight-Months?Now that the baby has tasted fruits, vegetables, and single grain baby cereals you can try to introduce meat and fish, pasta, or noodles. Fruits to try after eight-months include: blueberries, cherries, cranberries, grapes, melons, watermelons, cantaloupes, mango, and papaya. You can introduce some raw fruits now too. Vegetables, […]

Introducing Food to Babies in Stages

Newborn to Six-MonthsOnce you are ready to introduce fruits and vegetables to a baby’s diet, the easiest way to prepare homemade baby food is using a steamer and a food grinder made for the purpose of making baby food. For example, we recommend the Beaba Babycook Baby Food Maker (we reviewed on Sunday) or the […]

Why Nannies and Au Pairs Should Make Homemade Baby Food

Yesterday we recommended the Beaba Babycook Baby Food Makerto make homemade baby food. This upcoming Sunday we will also review The First Years Babypro All In One Baby Food Maker. There are many advantages to making homemade baby food. You can control the ingredients, such as using only organic produce. You don’t add preservatives or […]

Product Review Sunday

Beaba Babycook Baby Food MakerToday we start a new feature on the Be the Best Nanny blog. Each Sunday we will highlight some of our favorite products for nannies and au pairs to use at work. Our first product is the Beaba Babycook Baby Food Maker. For those working with infants this is the easiest […]

If it Kills Bugs Why Wouldn’t it Hurt Kids?

Pesticides Linked to ADHD in Kids We have been discussing how diet and artificial dyes and chemicals in personal care products can effect hyperactivity in children. This article posted by ABC News on MedPage shows the link between pesticides and ADHD. By Todd Neale, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Published: May 17, 2010 Children with greater […]

Avoiding Artificial Dyes and Preservatives in Personal Care Products

Beyond Food On Monday we started discussing how to determine if synthetic food coloring is effecting a child’s hyperactive behavior in Laura Stevens article The Role of Food Coloring in Improving Symptoms of Hyperactive Kids from the December/January 2008 issue of ADDitude Magazine. Yesterday she described how to substitute food high in artificial dyes and […]

Does Diet Effect ADHD?

How to Determine if Additives are Causing ADHD. The Role of Food Coloring in Improving Symptoms of Hyperactive Kids by ADDitude Magazine Last week we discussed that studies have shown a link between artificial food dyes and allergic reactions, hyperactivity, and even cancer. We posted the link to the “Smart Guide To Food Dyes: Buying […]

The Feingold Diet

Weekly Trip to the Library On Thursday and Friday we discussed the “Smart Guide To Food Dyes: Buying foods that can help learning” by David Wallinga, M.D., Director of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy’s Food and Health Program with things you can do to reduce the exposure to food dyes. To help reduce […]

Smart Guide To Food Dyes

Things You Can Do to Reduce Exposure to Food DyesYesterday we discussed that there are many studies showing the dangers of food dyes. They have been linked to allergies, ADHD, and cancer. Today we reference the “Smart Guide To Food Dyes: Buying foods that can help learning” by David Wallinga, M.D., Director of the Institute […]