New Parent – Stokke Australia
  • How We Sit Impacts How We Eat

    Despite being second nature to adults, learning how to eat is a complex task. It requires focus and concentration as well as the appropriate foods for growing babies. How infants are seated directly impacts on how much focus they can put into learning to eat. A supportive, safe and comfortable chair will help children engage at meals and concentrate on eating. Without supportive seating...
  • Food Allergies When Starting Solids

    In Australia recent studies show that 6-8% of infants have a food allergy and that severe reactions (anaphylaxis) have increased fourfold in the last 14 years. The reason for this is a complex mix of lifestyle, environment and genetics. No single causative factor has been identified. There are many studies on food allergy underway. The most common foods to cause allergies are dairy (cowā€™s...
  • Mindful Eating For Mums & Bubs to Tune into Hunger & Satiety Cues

    Eating mindfully is one of the easiest ways to ensure you and your bubĀ tune intoĀ your hunger and satiety cues. This helps to reduce the risk of overweight andĀ obesity later in life and is a simple strategy to help with postpartum weight loss.Ā Hereā€™s three simple strategies you can put in place to help you and your bub eatĀ mindfully. 1. Eat without distractions. This includes removing...
  • Mindful Eating in Postpartum

    ļ»æCultures with a strong tradition of looking after new mothers have two things in common: the food is always warming, and thereā€™s always someone making sure that mama is getting fed. The warming thing makes sense; during pregnancy, your blood volume almost doubles, but after birth you lose this warming blood which means that your circulation isn't quite up to scratch and your digestion...
  • How Eye Contact Plays a Part in Educational Gains of Children

    Ā Anna Chung is a Paediatric Behavioural Therapist specialising in Autism and developmental delay. She shares about the importance of eye contact and its effect Research has also shown that poor eye contact may adversely affect the educational gains of children due to the relationship between eye contact and attending to the teacher and instructional demands. This is because eye contact occurs really early in...
  • Baby's Sitting Posture & its Effect on Introducing Solids

    Did you know your babyā€™s posture, position and support can influence the success of introducing solids? During the first 6 months of life, leading up to that first taste of food, your baby changes so much! From a tiny newborn to a sitting, smiling, babbling baby.Ā  However, your baby is still learning how to use, move and hold their body and this requires a...
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