Raising Eco-Warriors: How to teach kids to care for our planet

At a time when our planet needs all the love and care it can get, it’s crucial for us to instil eco-friendly values in our children.  By equipping them with the knowledge and tools to be responsible and compassionate towards… Continue Reading >

Bitter is learnt: Introducing children to a new food

Eating is a learned process, and this process starts before birth! Our first journey to new flavours starts in the womb, as we are introduced to sweet, sour, spicy, and bitter flavours through the amniotic fluid. The first 1000 days… Continue Reading >

Mothers deserve more than basic hygiene for self-care

Don’t get me wrong, I would love a long soak in the bath without a child slamming the door open and jumping in with me – but thinking that’s all I need or deserve as self-care – think again. Self-care… Continue Reading >

A key thing you can do to raise a happy and healthy child.

By Sarah Smith of Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au  Follow Bayside Dietetics on Facebook   Pop quiz from what you know already: What can you do to help your child be happier and healthier, that also has a benefit on helping them… Continue Reading >

The 4 S’s of Choking Prevention

When it comes to choking, prevention is always better than cure. We can’t and shouldn’t wrap our kids up in cotton wool either – otherwise we would still be feeding our teens puree! Choking accidents do happen, and it is… Continue Reading >

Baby Solids – Food and Menu Ideas

Part 2 on Introducing Solids. Written by Sarah Smith from Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au Twitter #BaysideDietetic FB Bayside Dietetics Instagram @baysidedietetics Let me start by keeping your baby safe and growing well. Avoid nuts and other hard foods to reduce risk… Continue Reading >

The struggle that mealtimes can become in the toddler years. Would a shift in focus help?

By Sarah Smith of Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au Facebook Bayside Dietetics   Zoe* was describing mealtimes at home with such clarity I could feel distressed within myself as I listened. Zoe was a self-described foodie, but since children and cooking for… Continue Reading >

Sleeping Difficulties

Sleeping difficulties in children are not uncommon,(1) and we know what a lack of sleep can do to us. It makes everyone more irritable and sensitive.(2) It reduces our ability to provide the care we want due to being too… Continue Reading >

A super simple, stress free guide to introduce solids

There is soooo much mixed info out there on this one.  Ask ten people in your social circle- they’ll all have different ideas and rules about ‘how to’.   The reality of the situation, however, is that it is super simple… Continue Reading >

Gut Health for Kids

By Sarah Smith from Bayside Dietetics Have you heard the one about the adult who was cured of fatigue and tummy pain by making sure their gut was “healthy”? Kids can have these symptoms too but may struggle to communicate… Continue Reading >