4 signs your baby may be ready for weaning
The weaning from breast milk or formula to solid food is a major step in the development of your baby. However, the information you find online or in books about weaning is often contradictory. We want to make this little adventure in your and your baby’s life as enjoyable and healthy as possible. Our in-house Paediatrician Sophie wants to bring some light into the jungle by sharing her insights from her practice. Let’s hear what she tells parents when they come to see her about weaning.
The Best First Meals for Babies
Introducing solids is an exciting time for parents and babies. Babies love to discover new textures and flavours and parents are curious to find out about their little one’s preferences. Unfortunately, parents are (willingly or not) confronted with a vast amount of confusing advice on what foods to start with. Luckily, the most recent research has a clear stand on this, as more and more studies in the past few years have been looking at the influence our first solids have on our eating habits later on in life.
Sophie‘s Pregnancy Diary: Week 30!
Wonderful tummy news in the Little Tummy headquarters: Our founder Sophie and her husband Theo are expecting a baby this summer!
Food Allergies in Babies: All you need to know
Food allergies affect around 7 out of 100 babies in the UK with 1 in 40 developing peanut allergy and 1 in 20 developing egg allergy. They usually show in different ways and the symptoms depend on the part of the body, where the allergy occurs. This can happen on the skin, in the gut, the lungs or as a reaction of the whole body (systemic reaction)
Reflux: Introducing solids to a baby with reflux
Gastro-oesophageal reflux is when the content of the stomach comes flowing back up the feeding pipe. This is mostly due to a weak sphincter muscle between feeding pipe and stomach. Reflux is very common in babies and between 50 - 70% of babies at the age of 3 months show symptoms.