Infant Nutrition Blogs

Safety at Mealtimes for Infants and Toddlers – Gagging v’s Choking

“I’m worried my baby might choke if their food isn’t smooth” As parents, you may be nervous about introducing solid foods and worried about your little one gagging or choking. We want to support you to feel more confident at mealtimes and provide your with simple steps that you can follow to manage gagging and…

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What can you do to increase the uptake of Healthy Start?

What is Healthy Start? Healthy Start is the UK’s food welfare scheme for pregnant women and young children in low-income families. The scheme is there to help families who are most in need of this support. Families can access FREE vouchers to spend on fresh, frozen and tinned fruit and vegetables, fresh, dried and tinned…

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Salmon Fish Cakes

In this months #EatInWithEarlyStart video, Edwina creates these easy Salmon Fish Cakes. This is the perfect recipe to include some oily fish in your diet. The recipe can be adapted to use fresh or tinned salmon and can be served with your favourite vegetables. The texture can also be adapted so you can service as…

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Vegetarian Meatballs

In this months #EatInWithEarlyStart video, Edwina shares a family favourite vegetarian weaning recipe. These vegetarian meatballs are suitable for all ages. The texture can be adapted to suit your baby’s stage of weaning. You can serve them mashed, minced or chopped. It is also perfect for the whole family to enjoy served with pasta, rice or…

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Weaning Week 2020

Introducing your baby to solid foods, also referred to as weaning or complementary feeding is an exciting time and you are bound to have lots of questions. With so much information out there it can often be difficult to know when to start and how to start introducing your baby to solid foods. Edwina and…

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Vitamin D Requirements for Infants and Toddlers

Growing children need lots of energy and nutrients to support their growth and development and a good routine can help them to meet these requirements. Eating together as a family can support children to learn about and enjoy food. Offering three main meals, breakfast, lunch and tea is a great way of planning the variety…

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Fish fingers and potato wedges

In this months #EatInWithEarlyStart video, Edwina shares one of our favourite Friday night ‘fakeaways’. This is the perfect recipe to prepare and enjoy as a family. The kids will have lots of messy fun with this recipe. We set up a little production line for dipping the fish in flour, egg and breadcrumbs. You can choose…

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Free Weaning Guide for Families

We know that families may find it difficult to access their usual services to receive advice on weaning in the coming weeks. That’s why we’re now offering our ‘Feeding you Baby in the First Year’ guide to all families free of charge. This handy guide covers information on: when to start weaning what foods to…

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Vegan Breakfast Muffins

In this months #EatInWithEarlyStart video, Georgia creates these healthy Vegan breakfast muffins! This is a fantastic recipe to make with your little ones as they’ll love to weigh out and stir together the ingredients. It’s also a great recipe to help add more variety at breakfast times! Visit our YouTube channel to see the full…

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Baby Foods – A review of homemade and shop-bought food

If you’ve ever taken a stroll down the baby food isle in a supermarket, you’ll have seen the vast array of foods and products on offer. It can seem like a minefield! So in this months blog we’ll be exploring how you can make simple nutritious homemade recipes for your baby, at the fraction of…

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