Both first time and veteran parents know that the first months of a baby's life are very important. This is the time baby will bond with you closely, and good nutritional care now - and even during pregnancy - will set the platform for a healthy foundation for life.
Breast feeding during this time is possibly the best start that you can give your child. And if that's not possible, a range of infant formulas will ensure that your child has the next best possible alternative.
From 6-9 months your baby's blossoming relationship with the world around them continues to unfold, taking in thousands of new sensations and experiences with each passing day. Baby's nutritional needs, too, are ripe for exploration. This is a time for expanding baby's palette by introducing new tastes and textures, including both pureed and solid finger foods.
As your baby approaches their first birthday, they will have undergone one of the most intense periods of growth and transformation that they will ever experience in their lives. It's hard to believe that baby has gone from a tiny, dependent newborn to a laughing, curious one-year-old, eager to reach out and explore whatever comes within their grasp. Giving your baby the right foods at this stage ensures a healthy transition from infancy into toddlerhood.
The transition from infancy to toddlerhood means that in the second year your child will be exploring the world under their own steam. Supporting your child from those first shaky steps through to a playful, inquisitive toddlerhood requires the right nutritional foundation, including a variety of foods from the four major food groups.
When your child turns 2, they're likely to be expanding their variety of foods and drinks they consume and will start expressing their likes and dislikes of tastes and flavours even more. A balanced diet that meets their nutritional needs is as important as ever.