Sunday, 21 July 2013
Top Eight First Foods For Baby...
~ Eating Happy ~
1. Parents: You are in charge of your children’s food education.
2. Avoid emotional eating. Food is not a pacifier, a distraction, a toy, a bribe, a reward, or a substitute for discipline.
3. Parents schedule meals and menus. Kids eat what adults eat: no substitutes and no short-order cooking.
4. Food is social. Eat family meals together at the table, with no distractions.
5. Eat vegetables of all colors of the rainbow. Don’t eat the same main dish more than once per week.
6. For picky eaters: You don’t have to like it, but you do have to taste it. For fussy eaters: You don’t have to like it, but you do have to eat it.
7. Limit snacks, ideally one per day (two maximum), and not within one hour of meals.
8. Take your time, for both cooking and eating. Slow food is happy food.
9. Eat mostly real, homemade food, and save treats for special occasions. (Hint: Anything processed is not “real” food.)
10. (The Golden Rule) Eating is joyful, not stressful. Treat the food rules as habits or routines rather than strict regulations; it’s fine to relax them once in a while.
read more: 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters: bit.ly/FrenchKids
Coconut oil for skinned knees etc
"When my little one gets a cut or bruise – which is often because for some reason toddlers fall into everything – we simply step into the kitchen and get my coconut oil. I lather it on like you would any other cream and quickly you can tell a difference. It’s antibacterial and anti-fungal, it fights infection, and best of all it has no negative side effects and is completely natural. It greatly reduces healing time. This one makes my list because it is so versatile and something that as a real food family we typically have on hand anyway – even if we are out of other things.
You can also use coconut oil on burns, bug bites, skin problems, and the list could honestly go on forever."