Mealtime Strategies
Pink Kizingo nudge tasting plate with Halloween candy

4 Reasons to Let Your Kids Eat Halloween Candy

This time of year, social media feeds are buzzing with ways you can secretly (or not so secretly) limit how much Halloween candy your kids eat. Admittedly, there was a time when my own strategy involved swapping candy for a toy, eating it myself (my husband was a willing accomplice!) or even throwing it away.  But over the years I've changed my tune and and have 4 reasons why you should let your kids eat Halloween candy.

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5 Reasons to Serve Dessert WITH Dinner

5 Reasons to Serve Dessert WITH Dinner

If I were the betting type, I would put a lot of money down on the fact that your child has - on more than one occasion - asked "How much do I have to eat in order to get dessert?" If I'm wrong then I'd venture to say that you've been asked - on more than one occasion, after setting a lovingly prepared dinner on the table and before a single bite has been tasted - "What's for dessert?"

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When to Introduce Spoons To Toddlers

When to Introduce Spoons To Toddlers

You toddler's journey to self-feeding will inevitably begin with their fingers - using their fingers to grab and pinch foods are some of the first feeding milestones they will reach. But at some point you may want to give them foods that are a little easier to eat with something other than their hands (or, at least, give them the option of using something other than their hands).

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food on Kizingo's nudge plate

4 Nutrients That Should Be in Your Toddler’s Diet

A balanced diet for toddlers is different from that for adults since the nutritional requirements of a person changes throughout their life. Infancy to early childhood is an important developmental stage, so they need a lot of nutrients to assist with their rapid growth. For babies until 12 months, breast milk and iron-fortified formulas are enough to give them the nutrients they need. But when your infant becomes a toddler, you’ll definitely need to incorporate more foods into their diet.

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