How do you handle Halloween with a toddler?
Around this time of year, I start coming across a lot of fantastic articles about how to handle Halloween candy with a healthy approach. The advice generally goes like this: Let your kids eat as much candy as they want on Halloween night and again the next day.
These past few months have been chaotic to say the least. New baby + caring for a toddler + moving = something’s gotta give!
Even if your life is not as chaotic as mine has been recently, there are always going to be times when you are thrown off from your routine,
Perhaps you hear the phrase “cooking with kids” and it cues the dum dum dum music you’d hear on a kitschy soap opera when the murderer is revealed. I mean, you’ve heard it can be a great experience, but…what about the mess? And won’t it be frustrating??
I’ve written about my personal policy on allowing my toddler to eat treats from time to time. I strive to avoid added sugars in her everyday foods, but I believe treats are a normal part of life and when occasions arise for her to enjoy them,
Have I mentioned that I’m super pregnant?
Like, literally having a baby any day now pregnant (my due date was yesterday…) And in addition to finally getting to meet my new baby, one thing about not being pregnant anymore that I’m really looking forward to is my heartburn letting up.
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When two fellow moms separately told me how much their toddlers really love to eat cashews, I knew it was something I wanted to look into.
After all, nuts are a healthy, travel-friendly snack for adults, so if this turned out to be a good option for kids,
Need dinner on the table in 10 minutes?
Confession: I almost didn’t post this recipe! At first I thought it was just too simple…hardly a recipe at all, really. But then I realized that because I am all about simple recipes, and because my family legitimately eats this meal every single week,
I am not planning to only feature foods my daughter is currently obsessed with in this series, but it makes for an inspiring start. And boy, does she love beets!
She loves beets so much that on more than one occasion she has had a full toddler meltdown because she wanted beets but I had decided to serve her something else.
Diana K. Rice, RD
The Baby Steps Dietitian
Hi, I'm Diana. Registered dietitian and mom to a toddler and a newborn.
Family nutrition is my passion but balancing good health on top of the chaos new parenthood brings is tough stuff!