Suzanne Chan's Favorite Parenting Hacks
Suzanne Chan gives her favorite parenting hacks which involve breast pumps and a wipes box.
One Tip For Successful Breastfeeding
Suzanne Chan puts new moms at ease, as she explains how to breastfeed successfully.
How to Buy Baby Food on a Budget
Baby has to eat! Give your cutie plenty of baby food choices while maintaining your budget with these tips.
belt. Start by making your own baby food. Buying a blender or food processor will eventually pay for itself. Blend leftover ingredients from whatever you're making the rest of the family for dinner. Just be sure the foods are baby friendly, and that you're blending thoroughly. Become a member of your local drugstore or supermarket's baby clubs. You can earn reward points and exclusive discounts on baby items, including food. Visit the websites of baby food manufacturers. Gerber often has coupons on its special offers page, Beechnut has a newsletter with deals, and Earth's Best has a special promotion page for savings. Before you shop, visit a site like couponmom.com or your local grocery store's website to catch bargains on your favorite brands. And don't be afraid to buy in bulk. Your growing baby has a healthy
How to Buy Baby Formula on a Budget
To prevent Baby from eating through all of your money, be smart about your spending on baby formula. Here are some tips on how to save on formula costs, starting from when you leave the hospital.
Baby formula comes at a high cost. Keep more green in your wallet with these smart saving strategies . Before you leave the hospital with your newborn, ask for free formula. Already passed that stage? Check with your pediatrician to see
Baby Food: Butternut Squash Puree
Catherine McCord's Butternut Squash is a great introduction to solid foods.
today, I decided to switch it up and it's time for vegetables. Butternut squash is in season, so I decided that would be her first food. I got this at the farmer's market and it is delicious. So, you're gonna take the chef's knife like this and put it down in the middle of the butternut squash like this. Get the muscle into it and let's go down on one side like that and then you just wanna turn
out these seeds and then you're gonna put it on to a cookie sheet like this that's been lined with foil that way they're easy to pull off. And you don't have to use water or anything. I just put them directly on the cookie sheet and that's it. Okay. And then like this. 350 degrees for about 40 to 45 minutes until they're tender like this one. See, you can see. Stick a knife and it's tender and delicious. So then you're just gonna take your spoon and spoon the inside of the butternut squash into a food processor . I might-- My food processor of choice for making baby food are these Mini Prep food processors because they're inexpensive and they really do a seriously good
the other side. I'm gonna use this to make a butternut soup. Butternut squash soup for my husband, and Kenya, and I tonight by just adding little chicken stock . So see, I've got like food for baby, food for us. It's so simple. I like to take out the top and
Baby Food: Spinach and Banana Puree
Give baby a nutritious start on solids with Catherine McCord's Spinach and Banana Puree.
figure-here let me do half and you do half, ready? And the baby boy makes it super easy to puree everything all out. All right? Two ingredients, seriously, what could be easier. All right, and Chloe is gonna do this, we're making this for our friend because what's better for a brand new baby than homemade puree. Okay, ready? Stop, stop, stop. Whoah, going all the lights out. Let's give it one tap tap tap inside
Quick Tip: Baby Food Storage
So you've decided to make homemade baby food. Here's a few quick tips to make storing it a lot easier. After you pureed it up, you can place it into these containers. If you are refrigerating the food for six- to ninth-month-old, this would be about two servings. For a 9 to 12-month old it would be
hours. Try not to microwave the food because you don't wanna get hot spots in the food so when you feed your baby you don't wanna burn your baby's mouth. -That's it. For more fast, fresh
Healthy Snacks: Veggie Pancakes
A friend of mine told me that she couldn't get her kids to eat vegetables no matter what she tried. Sound familiar? When you're trying to inspire your kids to eat vegetables, one of the most important things to remember is keeping it fun. It's all about the presentation when it comes to the
And if you don't have carrot or zucchini, you could also try red bell pepper You can even try small pieces of broccoli or cauliflower 'coz you just wanna make sure that they'll cook in a few
Baby Food: Butternut Apple Sweet Potato Puree
Learn how to make Butternut Apple Sweet Potato Puree, a great first food for babies.
homemade creamy, sweet bright orange baby food. So, to start on this butternut squash , apple, sweet potato -- whew. With three things in there, and you're gonna be a quite a delicious meal . I'm gonna start with the butternut squash . And what I like to do is just peel it. I know that this looks incredibly intimidating. When I first saw a butternut squash years and years and years ago, I'm sure that I would have that same feeling of like, "I don't know what to do with that. I can't cut that." But it's really easy, and it's also totally worth it because butternut squash is packed with vitamin A and C, which is great for your baby, and great for you. So, that's-- all you have to do is peel it like that. And just cut off the top right there. You wanna get your muscles into it. And look at that. It looks like it's a little white on there, but very orange and gorgeous there. And for this recipe, all we're gonna be doing with our-- with our apple and our sweet potato and our butternut squash are cutting them into chunks. So, just see like this, that you wanna get your pieces. It doesn't have to be too
the fall. So, what I'm doing is I'm putting some of the sweet potato , butternut squash and apple in my baby boot, but I like to make a huge tray of this because you can eat this for your dinner, serve these beautiful chunks of apple, sweet potato , and butternut squash . And then, you have a perfect size portion here for your baby. And what I'm gonna add also is some pumpkin pie
just any time you want some food for your baby, this fall delicious flavors , all you have to do is pop out one of these butternut squash , apple, sweet potato cubes, let it defrost, and you have this delicious puree that you know your baby's gonna love. For more [unk] fresh easy
Should You Avoid Certain Foods While Breastfeeding?
When it comes to nursing, moms should focus on eating a balanced diet, not on swearing off specific foods.
when they're breastfeeding, or that they might need to go on a special diet . Well, guess what? You don't have to do anything differently in terms of your eating habits when you're breastfeeding. Even if you have a horrible diet, you'll still make great milk for your baby. The concern is that your body will not get the nutrients it needs if you're not careful about your nutrition. Most moms do not need to change their diet in order to breastfeed. You may have heard that there are certain foods that are gonna make your baby gassy or fussy, and some moms are told to avoid, spicy foods , cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage, and things like that. And basically, that really doesn't make a difference. Moms can eat whatever they would normally eat while breastfeeding. So, there are no real food restrictions. Some moms have been told that they have to have a super healthy diet as well. We're concerned when moms don't have a healthy diet just because we're concerned that mom might not get the nutrients she needs within her body. However, even if mom has a