Tagged with Iron

Starting Solids – Introducing Meat

In my last two posts about starting solids, The First Phase and Three Easy Purees, I have shared some hints and tips on how to introduce your baby to solids with hopefully as little stress as possible for both parent and baby. I found weaning Freddie went along fine until I introduced meat  around 7 … Continue reading

Slow Cooked Beef and Lentil Lasagne

So we are still living like campers in Sydney! Our stuff is waiting to be checked by customs so hopefully life in the kitchen will be back to normal soon… I never realised how much I LOVE my cup measures, hand held blender and weighing scales. I also never realised how many different meals you … Continue reading

Fantastic Finger Food – Tasty Meatballs

Fantastic Finger Food – Tasty Meatballs

I am a massive fan of finger food for babies and toddlers so I thought I would do a series of easy finger foods over my next few posts. Letting babies feed themselves is great for developing their independence, hand-eye co-ordination and their pincer grip. It also allows your baby to explore different textures.  A … Continue reading

Iron rich family meals

Iron rich family meals

After writing the last post Iron – Is my baby getting enough? I began to wonder what does 9mg of iron actually look like? How can I make sure Freddie is getting enough iron? Iron is found in a number of foods. The general rule of thumb is the redder the meat the higher the iron content. But … Continue reading

Iron – Is my baby getting enough?

Iron – Is my baby getting enough?

I had an email from my lovely friend Bridget yesterday asking how she can get more iron into her 6 month old boy. She was advised to start solids early and he is enjoying his solids but only eating fruits and vegetables so far. I remember panicking when Freddie refused the spoon, convinced that there … Continue reading