There is nothing like the joy of your baby reaching a new milestone. However, with all the information out there about what to expect, in addition to seeing other babies develop at different rates, it can be difficult for parents who may feel a desire to rush a milestone that they can actually control – like introducing food. But, it’s important to remember that the rate of growth and development is neither a competition nor a gauge of intelligence and that there are reasons why things progress the way they do.
I love the holidays. I love the music, the family get togethers, the decorations, and of course, the food. The holidays are one of those times where it can be hard not to indulge. You’ve got cookies, and chocolates, and mini appetizers that are just too cute not to eat. But although I don’t want to Scrooge up your holidays, while you’re enjoying your treats, so are your children and it can sometimes be hard to make sure there’s healthy food in mix as well.
Ah, it’s that time of year again. The holidays are a time for family, friends, celebrating and plenty of over-indulgences. It’s the time of year when sticking to your nutritious eating habits and reinforcing them for your family becomes frustrating and extremely hard. Family traditions are built in the kitchen around baking high fat, high sugar treats that may taste amazing but are certainly not figure friendly.
Tony the Tiger. Leprechauns and rainbows. Toucan Sam and the three little elves who Snap, Crackle and Pop. These are just a few of the colourful images on display for parents and children as they walk down the cereal aisle. Playful and bright scenery is depicted on cereal boxes intended for children, enchanting them to come inside and join the fun. Parents, too, can be persuaded by this marketing hook, and indulge their kids in the fantasy of breakfast.
I think it’s safe to say that no one wants a picky eater in their home, so why does it seem to be a frustration for many parents out there today? With so many fast and convenient food options, it can be so easy to get stuck in a rut – for all of us, let alone our wee ones! The exciting news is that there is a lot you can do as a parent to positively impact your child’s eating habits.
You’re tired, working around the clock and between diaper changes and feeding schedules you are informed you are going on vacation! Fabulous, right? Well, holidays with an infant are not quite like those before a baby. Being a tireless mom you are so deserving of a break, however it can be quite distressing planning and preparing for vacation with your infant. If you are like me then you are a passionate mom who believes in providing the very best for your child and you are not willing to compromise no matter where you find yourself in the world.
Constipation is far from comfortable, but for infants, constipation is a curse. Infants who suffer from constipation also typically experience abdominal bloating and gas. Vomiting is possible, depending on the severity but regardless of how bad it is, parents are always left with an irritable and unhappy infant.
Meet Mike the Trail Guy Suminski. This extreme athlete is no stranger to running and has competed in 37 marathons over a 10 year period. On top of that, in the last 10 years he has completed 17 Ultra marathons, including two Leadville 100 mile races! This August, it will take him 28 to 29 hours to complete his third Leadville 100 miler.
He just will not eat jarred organic baby food—he spits it out and makes a face.
Yvette and baby Kael