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Our Family's Favorite Pumpkin Puree  Making your own homemade purees for your toddler is the cheapest and most environmentally friendly alternative to buying single-use squeeze pouches.  Pumpkins are low in fat and high in fiber, which is why we mix in our own fats such as coconut milk, coconut oil, or olive oil. Pumpkins are also a great source of potassium, protein, and iron.  Our son's favorite recipe only contains three simple ingredients, however you can always substitute your toddler's favorite vegetables or even add some leftover chicken.  Key Ingredients: 1 small cooking pumpkin  1 cup of coconut milk  Dash of cinnamon...

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A Timeline for Preventing Pickiness from Pregnancy to 3 Years  Pickiness can be greatly reduced by repeated exposure, and this exposure can start much, much younger than you might think. We have created a timeline filled with information from baby experts and authors to ensure that your little one will be open to eating various flavors and foods.  During Pregnancy: Eat a varied diet, flavors will actually pass through into amniotic fluid. Strong flavors such as garlic, mint, vanilla, and carrot are easily passed through and can introduce your baby to flavors early on.  "Still in the womb, the growing...

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Our Go-To Green Smoothie: The Green Banana Almond Now that your little one has grown out of the bottle stage and has turned into a picky toddler, getting them to eat greens can be a challenge. Fortunately, we've never met a toddler who didn't love this smoothie, and with just 4 ingredients, parents love it too! Key Ingredients: 1-2 handfuls of kale  1 medium banana  1 tablespoon of almond butter  Almond milk or milk of choice Optional Add-ins: cinammon to slow down sugar absorption coconut oil for healthy fats Chia seeds for extra antioxidants ice to taste Directions: Add all...

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Studies have found that even after 6 hours of contact, silicone doesn’t leach any chemicals into milk. Parents can rest easy when giving baby a bottle; however, cooks might want to think twice about silicone bake ware since the material becomes less stable at temperatures above 300°F. We often get asked by our customers what our baby bottle nipples are made of. The answer is silicone. Really the only other option for baby bottle nipples is Latex, but this rubber sometimes provokes allergies. Silicone is more flexible, and therefore more “breast-like,” so for Mason Bottle, the choice to use silicone...

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Doulas can play a huge role in the life of new and expecting moms. Here’s what Heather Charmatz of SF Birth Doula has to say. Image courtesy of birthinsightva.com 1) What are some benefits of having a doula? The role of a doula is really to facilitate a positive birth and postpartum experience. This comes from physical, emotional, and informational support.  Evidenced Based Birth has a great research based list of benefits (which I have included below). 31% decrease in the use of Pitocin 28% decrease in the risk of C-section 12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal...

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