All About Highchair Safety

Highchairs are one of the essential pieces of equipment for young children, offering a functional, practical and fun way of eating a meal. But as with other forms of baby equipment, if used incorrectly, they could prove unsafe and dangerous. Here’s a useful guide to choosing and using highchairs, so …

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Adding Solid Foods to Baby’s Diet

Introducing solid food to your baby’s diet, or weaning, is recommended by the time your baby is six months old. Up until that point, your baby will be getting all the nourishment they need from Breast Milk Or Formula. From 6-12 months, a baby’s dietary selections expand a great deal, …

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Transitioning to Cow’s Milk

For a baby’s first year, breast milk or commercially prepared baby formula that is used in bottle feeding is the primary source of nutrition. Most babies begin Eating Solid Food at about 6 months and by their first birthday, they are ready to substitute whole fat cow’s milk for the …

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Vegetarian Diet for Children

Studies support the notion that a well-chosen vegetarian diet can be very healthy for adults, but what about children? Can a diet free of animal products provide all of the nutrients necessary for proper growth and development? Making the Vegetarian Choice People choose vegetarianism for a variety of reasons. Many …

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Healthy Food Choices for Kids

Left to their own devices, kids will likely eat what’s easy. So, in order to help them to consume a healthy, balanced diet, try to stock a variety of good-for-them snacks and pack lunches that include kid-friendly, but healthy items. Snack Time Children need to snack. Their little tummies can …

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Microwave Oven Safety

Your baby is screaming for her bottle so you pop a bottle of milk in the microwave and 50 seconds later the bottle is delivered, the screaming stops and both you and baby are happy. It’s the same scenario when you’re packing the kids off to school and you’re running …

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Hazardous Cleaning Products

If I said to you “name something which produces these symptoms” and then said “Lung and skin irritant. If mixed with chorine, releases toxic chloramine gas. Short-term exposure to chloramine gas may cause coughing, choking and lung damage. Asthmatics may be particularly vulnerable to asthma and chloramine fumes”, what would …

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Food Labelling: What Food is Safe for Children?

If you want to know what you’re buying, then be reassured that in some cases the names of foods we buy, such as chocolate or orange juice, are protected by law, and must comply with certain regulations on ingredients. But for items like fish fingers, for example, there may be …

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Feeding Your Toddler a Healthly Diet

Once you are past the baby food stage, feeding your toddler can become a bit tricky. Kids at that age are becoming more independent, but teaching them to enjoy a healthy, balanced diet is will support their growing bodies and help them to develop Healthy Eating Habits. Healthy Beverages Many …

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Breastfeeding vs. Bottle Feeding

Breast or bottle? Even before your baby is born, you’ll need to consider just how you plan to feed. Experienced mothers will have their preferences and many will offer you their unsolicited advice. While experts agree that breast milk is the ideal food for infants, many mothers cannot, or would …

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