How much should my baby eat?

How much should my baby eat? The amount of food your baby should eat depends on their age, weight, and individual needs. Here are some general guidelines to get you started. Please remember that there are no nutritional aims from food until your baby is over 7 months....

Balancing Breastfeeds and Solid food for my Baby

By Cathy Monaghan MSc, H.Dip, RD & Nicola O’Byrne IBCLC. Are you struggling to find the right balance between breastfeeding and introducing solids to your baby? Our new online course, where we dive deep into the topic of balancing breastfeeding and solids is...

Preparing for Childcare.

By Cathy Monaghan, M.Sc, H,Dip, RD. Starting your child in childcare is a big milestone for you and your child whether it is just after maternity leave or when they are older. Whether you choose a creche, childminder, nanny or have family to help, planning ahead will...

Food before 1, Is it really just for fun?

By Cathy Monaghan MSc, H.Dip, RD. Whether you are breastfeeding or formula feeding your baby, six months is considered the furthest, safest point that little ones can grow and develop appropriately without starting solids. The WHO and FSAI recommend that baby start...

Reducing the risk of food allergy, a guide for parents.

By Cathy Monaghan MSc, H.Dip, RD. Up to 95% of babies don’t have a food allergy and early exposure is the key to reducing the risk of food allergy further!   The advice about introducing allergens has changed in recent years. Your mother may tell you that...

Lentil Casserole.

This is a great recipe for gut health and to feed the microbiome. Lentil and Chickpea Casserole

Starting Solids Essentials – Spoons, Bowls, Bibs and Beakers!

By Cathy Monaghan MSc, H.Dip, RD. You are already overwhelmed with the thought of starting solids and then when you head to the supermarket or pharmacy you may feel completely bamboozled when you see the range of products. My first suggestion is to do My Weaning...

Bolognese for babies

Weaning.ie Baby Beef and Lentil Bolognese! By Cathy Monaghan MSc, H.Dip, RD.   Planning your weaning journey makes life easier in the long run. By using my Weaning Food Chart you can list all the foods that you like. Vegetable first weaning will help you work...

Do you want your baby to eat what you eat?

Can my baby eat what I eat?In general the answer to this is yes – however there are certain things we need to keep in mind. The salt & sugar content of foods, their age and textures for example ( all covered in the Weaning Masterclass).   Do I need to...