Baby Feeding Tips

Make mealtime fun and easy with our baby feeding tips and ideas. From easy first recipes to on-the-go snack tips and ideas for fussy eaters, you'll find plenty of great advice on how to satisfy your moodie little foodie.

4 Foods I Now Eat Thanks to My Toddler

Before I had my son, there were several foods I couldn’t stand — for example, papaya (the smell would always get to me). But ever since he was born, things have changed. Here are just a few foods that I now can’t live without, thanks to my toddler.

10 Tips to Make Breastfeeding Easier

Breastfeeding is, hands down, one of the most challenging things I’ve done in my life. Birthing a 10-pound, 8-ounce baby without so much as an aspirin was nothing compared to the challenge that breastfeeding was for me (you can read more about my breastfeeding journey here). Long story short, during my first go at breastfeeding with my daughter, I was never able to make enough milk for her and had to supplement with formula. I still nursed her half-time until she was 17 months old.

This time around, breastfeeding has been much easier. My son will be 2 months old tomorrow, and I’m thankful that I’ve been able to nurse him exclusively. Part of it is simply because I have a different baby who is a different nurser, but a good portion of my success is thanks to some things I learned after breastfeeding the first time around. I wanted to share these tips in the hopes that they might be helpful to you in your breastfeeding journey. I’m obviously not a professional – just a mama who has struggled through and figured a few things out along the way.

10 Tips To Make Breastfeeding Easier

5 Fun Freezer Muffin Recipes

I’m a big fan of prepping ahead for the chaos of life with a newborn. 

With about a week to go before my baby makes her way into the world (yay!), I have stocked up on freezing some of our summer garden goodies, making freezer jam, and a whole week worth’s of meals for that crazy first week.

But as the school season approaches, I’d also like to be able to have some quick grab-and-go breakfast options. And my favorite? Muffins!

Our Essentials for Dining Out with Baby

As the parent of an infant, the days of impulsive eating out have been left in the dust of our rear view mirror (for now). Heading to one of our favorite restaurants for a quick dinner is kinda like packing for a week-long camping trip, forging for a high chair that isn’t broken, and bringing along the Dust Buster to clean up the inevitable forest of debris that surrounds our table.

That being said, living in Portland, Oregon with an amazing food scene, we love to venture out to our favorite places every once in a while.

These are the 3 essentials we’ve learned to help us enjoy a dinner out with Baby.

Teach Baby to Self-Feed with Mexican Street Corn

One of my favorite foods is corn on the cob. I love it when it’s drenched in butter, grilled to perfection, and melts in your mouth. Mmm. I have also found that kids love corn on the cob as well. My own kids love feeding themselves and don’t mind making a mess – which is good because corn on the cob is the perfect food to practice self-feeding and can get a little messy. Some moms even use it as a teething remedy for their babies.

Recently I made a delicious discovery – Mexican street corn! There are different add-ons depending on which recipe you follow, but basically these ears of corn are slathered in butter and cheese with a squeeze of lime and a dash of cayenne pepper. Click through the slideshow for a round-up of several Mexican street corn recipes.

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