Congrats, you’re parents! After having your baby, nothing will ever be the same—and that's a good thing. But it can bring on an overwhelming mix of emotions—from joy to a feeling of incompetence—as you navigate the minefield of the first year’s milestones. Rest assured, we’ve got everything you need to know to survive and thrive in those first 12 months.
The hows, whens, and whys of infant nutrition.
Introducing your baby to solid foods is an exciting milestone. Here's everything you need to know about when to start, what to start with, and more.
Make transitioning your baby to solid foods safe, easy, and fun with these 10 tips from the book Real Baby Food.
What to feed a baby who's between jar food and solids.
During the first year of your baby's life, it's common to wonder if your child is getting enough to eat and how often to feed him. Even though Baby cannot actually tell you when he's full, often he will take charge of feedings by giving you cues to when he is hungry or full. Learn how much and how often to feed your baby based on these guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
When it comes to feeding your baby solid foods, variety is the spice of life. Research shows that the more fruits and vegetables a baby eats before age one, the more likely she is to eat a variety of produce by the time she's six. And when it comes to allergens like peanuts and eggs, pediatricians also recommend offering them to your baby before 12 months. So get cooking, mama!
So much growth, so little time! All babies need plenty of nutrients to promote healthy growth in the first year of life (and beyond!)—here are five of them.
Even though there's no universal approach to weaning, there are a few golden rules that can help the transition go smoothly for you and baby. The first rule? Be prepared. To that end, we've rounded up lactation consultants, developmental experts, and real moms to help you get both mind and body ready for weaning.
Electric to parent-powered, sophisticated to simple: Pick the tool that's right for you, then start making your own baby purees.