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How Toddlers Develop Food Preferences.

Have you ever wondered exactly why nutritionists cringe when they see one year olds eat chocolates, cheese curls, macaroni cheese, potato chips and chocolate mousse? It’s because these foods are addictive. Their high-carb-high-fat content triggers the dopamine reward system in our brains to shout for more. And, after a while, they dominate our preferences. They […]

Home Made
Feeding, Food

Cost Effective Home-made Baby Food

In our family, raising a baby is a team-sport! Naturally, when my first granddaughter recently reached the age where she was ready to be introduced to solids, we all took notice. Staying within the framework of “natural, cost-effective and time-effective” seemed the sensible route to follow. We bought some veggies, steamed them, let them cool […]