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Weaning Your Baby from Nighttime Feedings

When your infant wakes up in the middle of the night, a feeding is a soft, comforting routine for him. Whether he’s nursing or drinking from a bottle, his empty tummy becomes full and content, he is comforted by your presence, and the gentle sucking motion lulls him easily back to sleep. But chances are you’ll be ready to end this routine sooner than your baby.
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Switching from the Bottle to a Cup

For many young children, giving up the bottle is one of the hardest transitions they will have to make in their first two years. A bottle is both a source of nourishment and comfort for many little ones, and saying goodbye to that part of their baby-hood can be painful.
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Starting Solid Foods

by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC Breastmilk is all your baby needs until at least four months of age. Most babies will do fine with exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months of age or longer. Why start solid foods?
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Homemade Baby Food: A Fresh Start to Healthy Eating

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers Introducing solid foods is a very important step in your baby’s development and well-being. In fact, studies show that babies who are fed nutritious, healthy diets grow into stronger kids and better-adjusted eaters than those who are fed poor diets.
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Healthy Eating Habits For You and Your Baby

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers Harry Truman once said, “A nation is only as healthy as its children.” A growing health concern in the United States is the rapid rise in obesity. These conditions have risen to epidemic levels among all ages, including young children. One of the primary causes of overweight problems in children is poor eating habits.
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Healthier First Birthday Cake Ideas

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers
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Fresh Baby Food On-the-Go

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers www.FreshBaby.com These days, families are always on the go, whether it’s off to daycare everyday or to visit friends and family once in a while. Here are some strategies to help you prepare for your baby’s meals on the go. Start with six golden rules for serving Fresh Baby food away from home:
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Finger Food Mania: Tips and Recipes for Introducing Finger Foods to Your Baby

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers

There is nothing cuter than watching your little one chase food around the highchair tray with her fingers, and seeing the sense of accomplishment in her face when a tiny little piece of food actually makes it her mouth. » Read more

Baby’s First Cereal: Make it from Scratch

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers Rice is easily digested and has low allergen aspects, so it is commonly recommended as the first food you introduce to your baby. Many of the recipes for making baby cereals are time consuming, but with the use of the freezer and a blender, homemade rice cereal is simple and convenient. This recipe is perfect for infants, but by adding a few “extras” it will tempt the taste buds of kids and adults.
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