Eating in restaurants can be a balancing act between taking care of a baby or toddler and giving parents a break. Here are some tips to make it a pleasant experience for everyone.
The fun and adventure of travel, social events, and holidays help your child broaden their world of people, places, and learning experiences. This section offers ideas and advice for local outings, long-distance travel, birthday parties, and holiday celebrations, as well as how to return to a balanced routine at home.
Food is a social and emotional experience that brings family and friends together to share and bond, while creating understanding. Eating meals together and developing celebrations around food establishes traditions that are pleasurable, satisfying, and joyful, and they also provide enduring memories.
(Ages: 12 months+) This recipe is versatile for impromptu occasions or holidays, and you can adapt it with different cookie cutter shapes.
(Age: 12 months+) This cake is very easy to make and is more digestible than baked cakes or cookies.
The rituals, customs, and celebrations that you create with your family reflect your priorities and values. Your child will feel connected to these experiences and perhaps pass them along to his children.
Planning ahead helps you to be prepared to meet your child’s needs in out-of-the-ordinary situations. Here are some tips to make your travels easier.
(Age 18 months+) Sandwiches are convenient for a quick lunch, at home or on the go. Here are recipes for tempeh, hummus, and salmon sandwiches.
12 months +
A light and healthy dessert that the whole family can enjoy. Experiment with single fruits or fruit combinations for variety.
Traveling with your baby for more than a couple of hours usually upsets daily routines. Here are some ideas for keeping the disruption to a minumum.