If you've been following our food allergy series, you might be starting to feel like an expert at this point! After all, you know the difference between food allergies, food sensitivities, and food intolerances. You know the symptoms of each, and you know when to try an elimination diet and when to seek a medical diagnosis. Finally, you know all about egg and dairy allergies, as well as nut, wheat, and soy allergies. Feeling smart yet? You should be. ;) We're wrapping up our food allergy
Welcome again to our article series on food allergies! We’ve covered a lot of ground up to this point. We’ve examined the differences between food allergies, food sensitivities, and food intolerances. We’ve also looked at the symptoms of each, as well as how to get a diagnosis. If you haven’t read those articles yet, be sure to go back and take a look. Today’s article is part 2 of our Common Childhood Food Allergies article. In part 1, learned more about dairy and egg allergies; today, we’ll
Welcome back to our food allergy series! We’ve covered a lot of ground up to this point. We’ve examined the differences between food allergies, food sensitivities, and food intolerances. We’ve also looked at the symptoms of each, as well as how to get a diagnosis. If you haven’t read those articles yet, be sure to go back and take a look. Over the course of the next 2 articles, we’ll be learning about the 5 most common childhood food allergies: dairy, egg, wheat, nut, and soy allergies. In
We’ve talked already about what to do if you suspect that you’re feeding your baby too much solid food. But what if you have the opposite problem? What if no amount of coaxing or pleading or “here comes the airplane!” maneuvering can get your baby to eat a bite of food? What should you do if your baby flat-out refuses to eat solid food? Baby Refusing Solids? Don't Panic! First, don’t worry -- just because your baby hates solids right now definitely doesn’t mean he’ll hate them forever!
It’s always nice when a baby who’s just started eating solid foods shows a real appetite for them. As a parent, you know that it feels great to offer your little one healthy purees and then watch as she gobbles them up. But can that healthy appetite ever be a problem? Can a baby actually eat too much solid food? In a word, yes. Remember, for the first year of life, a baby’s primary source of nutrition should be breastmilk and/or formula. It’s just fine to offer solid foods
Starting solids is a big step for your baby -- he’s learning a whole new way of eating, after all! All those new foods affect his every aspect of his digestion, including what ends up in his diapers. That’s right -- we’re talking poop today! Starting Solids? The Poop Changes! Before you start your baby on solid foods, it’s best to prepare yourself in advance for the fact that starting solids will probably affect your baby’s poop. The poop will smell worse. The poop may be brightly colored.
In a perfect world, everything related to feeding your baby solid foods would be...well...perfect. You’d have all the best products and tools to make feeding a cinch. Your baby would fall in love with every single vegetable you offered her. Meals would be lots of fun and no (or at least low) mess. We can dream, right? Feeding may be that perfect some of the time, but then life happens. Your little one gets sick and refuses to eat. Your baby food maker suddenly breaks. Baby decides
Starting solid foods with your baby brings so many fun things, doesn’t it? New bibs! Cute utensils! Yummy tastes and textures! Unfortunately, starting solids can also cause a not-so-fun side effect: constipation. We’ve mentioned before that your baby’s poop will most definitely change when he starts solids. Colorful poop, or poop that contains small bits of undigested food, is nothing to worry about. But days and days of no poop? Or poop that’s hard and dry? That’s cause for concern. In this
If you’ve been following our article series so far, you know the guidelines for when and how to start solid foods with your baby. And if you’ve put our advice into practice, your baby may now be eating small amounts of solid food. If that’s the case -- congratulations! We’re hoping your baby loves this newfound way of eating :) But some of you may be shaking your head right now and thinking to yourselves, “Love it? He HATES it!” Or your baby may have started showing some strange (or even