Category Archives: Feeding a Toddler

Toddler nutrition is one of the most tricky subjects and most parents are at their wit’s end at how to feed their tots healthy food and enough. Here we look at nutrition for toddlers and what can be done to encourage toddlers to acquire healthy eating habits. We also look at helping them with food hygiene.

Garam Masala for Babies/ Mixed Spice Powder for Baby, Toddler

When my daughter was baby, I was often not sure which spices to add in her food. Turmeric and cumin were the safest ones and I added them to most of her food, but I was hardly sure if I should add some more spices to her food. Also, garam masala is required in a number of recipes and I did not want to

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Puffed Rice Recipe for Kids : Murmura Laddu Recipe for Kids

So we often keep getting requests to share healthy snack recipes for kids. I recently made these yummy and healthy murmura or puffed rice laddoos for my daughter and she absolutely loved them. So, of course I had to share it with you guys through this blog. Murmura also known as muri or lai in different parts of India is nothing but puffed rice,

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How to make sure kids have a quick and healthy start to the day

If you have been following me for some time, you know I am a huge supporter of a good breakfast in the morning. I cannot even imagine stepping out of the house without having had something to eat, even if I have to go out very early.     I believe it is even more important for children to have a good breakfast before

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Importance of Breakfast for a Good Start to the Day

  My daughter gets up in the morning around 6:45 am and has to catch her school bus at 7:40 am. The reason I wake her up almost an hour before bus time is because I want her to have a proper morning routine. Being a first grader, she also needs to be reminded every now and then to finish brushing or freshen up

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Toddler Nutrition Guide/ Healthy Diet Chart for Children

Toddler nutrition guide Healthy diet for toddler How to plan toddler meals?  How much should my baby eat? Easy Toddler Meals Food suggestions for toddlers  Nutritional needs for toddlers   Toddler nutrition guide – Toddlers nutrition needs are very different from infants. It is important that they eat a wide variety of food items, but it is up to the baby to eat how

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Appetite Slump in Toddlers and How to Increase appetite naturally

Appetite slump in toddlers Why does my toddler not want to eat? Your baby used to enjoy everything you offered, and now she hardly eats anything! You have tried offering variety of healthy foods but she never appears to be taking more than a few bites. What could be wrong?   Appetite slump in toddlers is quite common. You must realise this by observing

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Top 20 foods to help weight gain in babies, toddlers, kids

  The most common query that we get from our readers is that their baby is not gaining enough weight and how to make them gain more weight. The important thing is to remember that thin is not necessarily unhealthy and fat is not necessarily healthy. On the contrary, being over-weight in childhood can lead to obesity in adulthood. But, if your child is

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15 Easy, Healthy Soup recipes for Babies, Toddlers & Kids| Soup for babies

Soup for babies – Soups are one of the most favourite things to have during the cooler months of the year. Soups are not just comforting but also healthy and nutritious. They are also easy to eat and you can add as many ingredients as you like. Soups are also a great way to feed vegetables to kids if they do not like those. Nothing comforts

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How to be a #YesMom? – Here’s my secret

We have been talking about how we should try to be a #YesMom, but every mother will admit that it is easier said than done. While we all want our kids to explore different things and enjoy life to the fullest, we are always concerned what effect it will have on their health. One recent example that comes to my mind. Last month, there

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Top 13 Tips for Introducing Healthy Eating Habits in Toddlers

As your baby becomes a toddler, you will soon discover an iron will to do things themselves and their own way. It is good to encourage this natural tendency to help them become independent. Be protective but not over-protective.   One of the important skills is healthy eating habits and kids learn from what they see around themselves. So it is important that parents

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