Vitamin A for Toddlers

Vitamin A helps support the growth and development of toddlers as they grow by literal leaps and bounds. This fat-soluble vitamin and antioxidant plays an important role in protecting your toddler from developing chronic diseases, vision impairments, and other health problems. Here’s what you need to know about the health benefits of vitamin A for […]

The Importance of Micronutrients in Infants and Toddlers

Micronutrients are the essential building blocks for the growth and development of infants and toddlers. Understanding what micronutrients are, how they are obtained through proper nutrition, and what parents and caregivers can do when food isn’t enough are ways to ensure that little ones reach their optimal health potential. Macronutrients vs. Micronutrients Macronutrients and micronutrients […]

Toddlers: Eating the Same Food Every Day

When your toddler eats the same food every day, it is often more frustrating for parents than harmful to the child. While it’s important to understand that these eating jags won’t last forever, there are ways to gently encourage your toddler to try new foods and, at the very least, diversify their nutritional intake creatively […]

How to Break the Bedtime Bottle Habit

One last bottle before bed is part of the nightly routine for many older babies and toddlers. Breaking this habit can be difficult, especially when our little ones find comfort and security in their bottles. A gradual approach to the process, giving your child (and yourself) grace when needed, and ensuring that adequate nutrients are […]

Artificial Sugars: Are They Safe for Kids?

It’s no secret that sugar is detrimental to the health of children. So, what about artificial sugars? Sugar-free foods are marketed as healthy alternatives to snacks, candies, and treats made with refined sugar. This post will explore the health and safety implications of artificial sugars in kids and how they stack up against natural sweeteners. […]

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