Since Gerber first started jarring strained peas in 1928, baby food has become a billion-dollar industry.
Stroll today's grocery aisle and you'll see organic labels, kosher guarantees, exotic mixes (how about some mango and kiwi with that applesauce?), and supplements that promise to boost your baby's brain.
All that innovation adds up. Check your grocery receipt, and you'll see why. The price of one jar of applesauce can outweigh one... Read More
Sneaking fruits and vegetables into other types of food can be an easy and rewarding process. If you are sick of arguing over one helping of peas at dinner just do what the savvy moms do, sneak it into other dishes! Read on for healthy recipes that benefit from a few extra veggies.
Live Chocolate Mousse
(Adapted from Reinfeld, Mark and Jennifer... Read More
Parents are often looking for a healthy alternative to the standard, sugary, preservative-filled birthday cake for their baby's introduction to the wonderful traditions of birthdays. We've heard from parents looking for ways to buy an egg-free cake, to those seeking recipes for "healthy" cakes, or even whether to make/buy two cakes (one for Baby, one for adults).
To answer the last question first -- there is no reason to... Read More
Everybody knows that raising children is expensive. Even before that bouncing baby comes out of the womb, you're already spending mad money. Between diapers, formula, clothes and more, the costs add up fast. You just need to have some common sense to save money. Formula alone can set you back more than $100 a month. That's a high price to pay when you could be feeding you child for free. Besides having many health benefits for baby,... Read More
When babies are born they are unable to make decisions for themselves and the young lives in our care deserve the best that we can provide and it is our responsibility to ensure that we give them a natural and healthy environment to grow in. The author looks at things that can make all the difference to an eco baby and eco family.
Organic and Fairtrade Baby Food
Organic baby food has been around for decades and fairtrade... Read More
Buying those little jars of food at the grocery store may seem like a rite of passage as your baby grows, but it doesn't have to be. You can save money and be sure of the nutrients your baby is getting by making your own baby food at home. Even working moms and those who don't have a lot of time can make healthful foods for baby at home - it's easier than you think. The meat, vegetables and fruit you cook for your family make a fine... Read More