2022 Family Feeding Gift Guide
The Fortified Family
by Katie Ferraro
1y ago
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. This post does contain affiliate links for products and services I use and endorse and from which I earn a percentage when you purchase.     Need a baby gift idea for family and friends? There are only so many onesies and blankets a baby needs, but feeding gear is always appreciated. As a registered dietitian specializing in infant feeding and a mom of 7, I’ve found that giving (and receiving!) useful, practical and safe items related to feeding is a unique alternative to toys and clothes. Many families don’t have the right gear to get a saf ..read more
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My Favorite Product for Eczema + Baby-Led Weaning
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by Katie Ferraro
2y ago
    Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post but does contain my affiliate link and code for a product I really do use and love.  My Favorite Product for Eczema + Baby-Led Weaning   Whenever I teach or do content about eczema, parents tend to perk up and pay attention ? …that’s because eczema - also called atopic dermatitis - affects about 25% of children. According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association 60% of people with eczema develop it in the first year of life. Having severe eczema puts babies in the high risk category for developing peanut allergy …and a ..read more
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Organic Dairy Foods for Babies
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by Katie Ferraro
2y ago
  Disclaimer: This blog post was sponsored by Stonyfield Organic. Stonyfield Organic hosted an Organic Dairy Farm Tour for influencers that I attended in August 2022. I received compensation for this post and the farm tour and I was gifted product from the brand that is featured in this post. The thoughts and ideas contained within this post are my own.    Which Dairy Foods are Best for Babies? “Wait…babies can have milk foods?! I thought you don’t do milk until after the baby turns 1?!” Parents are often confused about offering babies dairy foods. While we don’t substitute flu ..read more
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Best Bibs for Baby-Led Weaning
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by Katie Ferraro
2y ago
     Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I have not received any financial compensation from the brands or companies featured in the post for their inclusion. I am an affiliate for some of these brands and there are affiliate links included in this post.  Best Bibs for Baby-Led Weaning   I’m working with a new BLW baby this week and we just finished her first day of solid foods. Baby Brayden is 6 months + 2 weeks, sitting pretty but was NOT into trying any foods today.       Brayden’s mom and I were talking about how that is typical and ther ..read more
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How to Safely Offer Peanuts to Your Baby
The Fortified Family
by Katie Ferraro
2y ago
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I have not received any financial compensation from the brands or companies featured in the post for their inclusion. I am an affiliate for some of these brands and there are affiliate links included in this post.  How to Safely Offer Peanuts to Your Baby Has your baby tried peanut protein yet? If not, you might consider bumping peanut up on your priority list of protein foods to offer. The landmark LEAP trial (Learning Early About Peanut Allergy) and resultant changes to guidelines for introduction of peanut to babies now emphasize the importanc ..read more
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5 Ways to Celebrate Baby-Led Weaning Day
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by Katie Ferraro
2y ago
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post.   It’s National Baby-Led Weaning Day…and I know everybody has a day these days, but we are so excited to kick off the 2nd annual BLW day. Here’s how you can celebrate…  What is Baby-Led Weaning Day? July 1 is National Baby-Led Weaning Day (...and yes, it is also Canada day.) But July 1 is also the 6 month point in the year…and babies who are 6 months of age and showing the other reliable signs of readiness to eat can safely start feeding themselves foods using baby-led weaning! The first National Baby-Led Weaning Day was celebrated in 2021 ..read more
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My Favorite Baby-Led Weaning Feeding Gear Roundup
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by Katie Ferraro
2y ago
Disclaimer: I am an affiliate for these companies and I do earn a small commission when you purchase using my links and discount codes…and I thank you for supporting my small business when you do so too! ?   Whether you’re looking for gear to get you started with baby-led weaning, something to help with the stress and mess, or wanting to find some great gifts for the little eaters in your life…I’ve got you covered. Here is a master list of my favorite feeding gear along with discount codes if you’re stocking up.   ezpz Mats, Bowls, Spoons & Open Cups ezpz makes the original ..read more
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3 Tips For Choosing A Safe High Chair
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by Katie Ferraro
2y ago
  Your high chair is the most important piece of furniture you have…but how do you choose a safe seat for your baby to eat? As a dietitian specializing in baby-led weaning, I get lots of questions about the best high chair for BLW, and I have some things to say ? (...because most high chairs out there do NOT have the single most important safety feature for a high chair and we’ll cover what that is here) The 2 best high chairs for baby-led weaning that I use at home for my own kids and in my BLW practice are the Stokke Tripp Trapp and the Nomi High Chair. Both the Tripp Trapp and the Nom ..read more
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100 First Foods™ Approach to BLW
The Fortified Family
by Katie Ferraro
2y ago
  Babies can eat so many more foods than we give them credit for!  In 2016 I created the 100 FIRST FOODS approach to baby-led weaning which has now helped tens of thousands of families give THEIR babies a safe start to solid foods. Here’s how it works…   Who’s Behind the 100 FIRST FOODS Approach? Hi there! I’m Katie Ferraro, Registered Dietitian and mom of 7 specializing in baby-led weaning. I’m a college nutrition professor and I run the largest digital community dedicated to baby-led weaning @babyledweanteam.      In 2016 I created the 100 FIRST FOODS approa ..read more
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First 10 Days of BLW: Baby Sienna
The Fortified Family
by Katie Ferraro
2y ago
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I have not received any financial compensation from the brands or companies featured in the post for their inclusion. I am an affiliate for some of these brands and there are affiliate links included in this post.     Which foods can babies eat early on in baby-led weaning? Most of them! Recapping Baby Sienna’s first 10 days of BLW here in this post for ideas on which foods babies can eat starting from 6 months of age on.  BLW: Which Foods Do I Feed? It can be overwhelming to know where to start with baby-led weaning. Which foods are be ..read more
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