October 10, 2018

Consumer Reports’ food safety team analyzed 50 nationally distributed packaged foods made for babies and toddlers, checking for cadmium, lead, mercury, and inorganic arsenic, the type most harmful to health. Their testing showed concerning levels of arsenic, cadmium, and lead in many popular baby and toddler foods.

Author: Jesse Hirsch
Source: Consumer Reports
Estimated time to read: 27:41

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July 27, 2018

Here is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help parents prepare for their baby’s transition to solid foods.

July 9, 2018

Introducing an infant to solid foods (also called weaning or complementary feeding), typically starts when he or she is around 6 months old. Learn to recognize the signs when your baby is ready to start solids and how to introduce them.

Author: Raising Children Network
Source: Raising Children Network
Estimated time to read: 09:10

May 10, 2018

Find simple tips recommended by a pediatrician for parents to keep in mind when feeding toddlers. 

Author: Doctor Yum (Nimali Fernando MD, MPH)
Source: The Doctor Yum Project
Estimated time to read: 03:05


Taste buds and brain’s smell center form early in fetal development. Babies can smell and taste things in the womb through amniotic fluid. As a result, newborns have highly developed sense of taste and smell. These senses are highly involved in early development through activities like feeding, eating, and recognizing family members compared to strangers. Thus, early years is the perfect time to stimulate a baby’s sense of smell and taste, both of which greatly influence future eating habits

Author: The Urban Child Institute
Source: The Urban Child Institute
Estimated time to read: 04:35