Baby Food



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Training tiny taste buds

Commercial baby food has stepped up a notch, but how good is at teaching tiny palates to eat a broad range of healthy foods?

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babyled weaning

Is baby-led weaning best?

Not only is the timing of introducing solids important for future health, research shows that how babies are introduced to solids may also have an impact on their future habits and health.

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Melanie Gill

Into the mouths of babes

It was only a matter of time before the idea of gourmet baby food caught on in Australia. The surprise is that it took a non-parent and fine-dining chef to come up with the concept.

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First tastes on film a hit

A short film has captured children trying a range of foods for the first time, with some very funny - and sweet - results.

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Choosing organic baby foods

Parents want the best for their baby, and when it comes to buying baby food, more parents are choosing organic – even though it means paying a premium. But some of these organic foods contain more real food than others, and it can be hard to know exactly what you’re getting.

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First meal

The latest advice on starting solids

Introducing food to a baby’s diet is one of the biggest milestone of the first six months. But when should you start, and what can you give your child to eat? We look at the latest advice on starting solids.

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Medical experts and breastfeeding advocates are debating the best age to start solids.

The battle of the breast

While doctors recommend that parents give their children solid foods from four months in an attempt to lower allergy rates, breastfeeding advocates are concerned it will reduce the already low number of Australian mums who breastfeed.

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In the second year it is common for little ones to use food (or refusal of food) to assert their developing independence.

Mealtimes with young children

Mealtimes with young children can be a challenging part of parenthood, but they can also be a source of immense joy, fun and satisfaction.

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Vegie bean curry

Throw all the left-over vegies in and you have a great dish for the whole family.

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zucchini Polpette

Zucchini polpette

These vegetarian ''meatballs'' are inspired by a wonderful recipe from Italian food writer Ursula Ferrigno

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Egg parcels.

Egg parcels

Essentially little quiches without pastry, these are quick, simple and eminently adaptable.

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