We are proud to launch The Baby Nurse Kitchen, the latest element of our founder & director – Georgia Harari’s – proved methods in giving babies the best start in life.
Georgia has 23 years of experience in the paediatric nursing and maternity/night nursing sector as well as weaning. Building on her weaning experience with hundreds of babies, toddlers and children with allergies and intolerance from birth, Georgia has teamed up with a leading paediatric dietitian to create a full line of wholesome, natural baby food.
The meals are perfectly balanced & portioned and made of fruit, grains, vegetables and fresh meat for each baby feeding stage. The healthy grains include buckwheat, millet, oats & brown rice and everything is FREE FROM: gluten, nuts, wheat, dairy, egg and genetic modification. There is also No Added Sugar or preservatives and are suitable for coeliac and reflux babies.
All fruits and vegetables are certified organic helping to make that great taste for babies to learn to love their food. Please find out more by clicking The Kitchen.
Stage 1: 4-6 months
They can sit up and hold their head steady
They can co-ordinate their eyes, hands and mouth so that they can look at the food, pick it up and put it in their mouth all by themselves
They can swallow food, babies who are not ready will push their food back out.
If they start to wake up more often at night due to hunger and day time milk doesn’t satisfy them any longer.
Premature babies can start weaning when they reach 6 months from actual birth. If they have reflux they can wean sooner but only if there are signs they are ready and not before 17 weeks’ chronological age.
Our foods should be provided to baby in addition to milk (breast or formula) as their main drink up to the age of 12 months (at least 500ml-600ml formula per day.)
All our weaning foods have a good source of Vitamin A, Iron, Zinc in as they are unprocessed and protein rich. Always be in touch with your dietitian and doctor if your baby is on special formula/diet/medication to follow up on.
Stage 2: 6-8 months
If you are starting to wean only from 6 months follow Stage 1 for 4 weeks first before moving onto Stage 2. You’ll notice that these foods have a thicker/lumpier texture than Stage 1.
Don’t forget the water beaker with all meals and during the day!
At 6 months baby should have most of their nutrition from milk (3-4 times a day – breast/formula.) However, by introducing solids they start to build up a palate of different tastes and it’s important to establish a pattern of eating by 7 months.
By 8 months’ baby should have food/solids three times a day – breakfast. lunch and dinner.
Stage 3: 9-12 months
You can change the beaker for one with an internal straw so that baby can experience different methods.
You’ll notice that that Stage 3 foods look almost the same as adult food just in smaller portions and with less challenging lumps to chew!