Healthy Family Habits

One of the best ways to introduce your baby to a variety of healthy foods and to discourage fussy eating is to encourage her to eat family food. So pull up her chair, and start encouraging healthy eating alongside the whole family.

Q: Does it matter if my baby has tastes of foods that aren’t recommended until later—such as a little of my biscuit with butter, or ice cream?
A: It is now believed that there is no value in delaying the introduction of allergenic foods beyond six months (see Can I wait longer than six months to introduce first foods?). Unless your little one has in the past shown a reaction to butter, ...

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