It can sometimes be tough to get your kids to eat certain vegetables. Interestingly, it’s not them being difficult, it’s actually an evolutionary safety mechanism for any young to be skeptical of green plants such as vegetables because of their bitter taste. In nature, bitterness in a plant is often linked to toxicity or the plant being poisonous. Since children are still learning, caution is their go-to when identifying what foods are safe to eat or not. They will need to sample the vegetable 10-15 times in small portions before they will psychologically accept that it is safe to ingest.
Every time we go to the grocery store, my son acts like he hasn’t eaten in a week and loses his mind! He grabs a basket at the front entrance, makes his way to the fruit section and races down the aisles picking as much fruit as he can carry. Continue reading
I’m sure everyone has had that freak out moment, when starting solids, of your baby gagging? What did you do? Did you rush over and slap them on the back? Stick your finger in their mouth to remove the piece of food? Or did you calmly sit and watch to see if your baby could clear the food themselves? When we see a baby gag, our first thought is that she must be in danger of choking. However, that is why we have the gag reflex, to push food away from the opening to the throat thus preventing it obstructing the airways or choking. Continue reading
The rain is falling but that is not hindering the masses getting down to Surry Hills and Darlinghurst to get prized positions for parade watching. In the spirit of festivals and festivities I thought I’d put a little blog together about yummy and nutritious party food ideas for the little ones.
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Ok, hands up if you have a child with an allergy? Me!
It was always going to happen as it runs through my family and I had chronic eczema when I was a kid. My Mum was well ahead of her time and helped us control our allergies by cutting out the foods that were causing the worst reactions. Even to the point of us having a goat in our backyard. Yes, a nanny goat! Her name was Jenny and she was milked daily for our enjoyment. Continue reading