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Toddler eating Pizza

Toddler food problems?

Healthy and Not So Healthy – keeping it real

Kinley is about 2,5 years old now and has always been a healthy kid. She lived on breast milk for a long time and when she started solids she ate almost anything given to her. Even “Gravad lax” and her favorite was smoked mackrell.

But lately, I feel stressed about her food. Kinley eats oatmeal with banana and blueberries for breakfast. Fruits as a snack later in the day. However, for lunch, all she will accept is a pasta with butter. I can’t make her eat any greens except for when I trick her into drinking a special smoothie. A special recipe I make with mangoes, banana, milk, and spinach.

I seriously don’t have time to make her that smoothie every day. And I need her to eat fish and other veggies but she just refuses. So I have no idea what to do? All I ever read is that kids need fish and omega 3 etc so I’m kind of stressing about the fact that she isn’t getting any at the moment.

I have dealt with the pressure around Kinley eating enough, eating healthy, eating balanced, by breathing out and knowing I provide healthy options. Some days she will eat it and sometimes she won’t. I can continue to expose her healthy options and not give up. Make eating a positive experience. Always.

Pizza, never a problem! At least it has some tomatoes on it  :=O

Anyone that feels they want to share some ideas and tips I would be so happy to read any of your suggestions or stories! We would really love to hear from you mamas out there and If you have stories or thoughts you would like to share here in our space let us know.

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Recipe to my smoothie for Kinley Sneaking Greens in..

Boy Trunks

As family vacation planning is taking place we are listing some of our favorite Kids swimwear. Out first, our favorite Baby boys swimming trunks and shorts…

1.Bobo Choses  2.Bakker made with love  3.Oeuf Nyc  4.Hartford  5.Bellerose  6.Stella McCartney Kids

All available at smallable.com

Sicily – Travel with Kids

April is all about Vacay! – parental leave is no longer as calm as the first months with Bei. He’s a big boy now, moving around our last furniture and showing his will. Both his parents are tired, it been a long winter with 8 months of sleep deprivation. It’s tiring looking at the same walls all day long, especially now with most of our home is a downscaled baby proof home.

So how did we manage, first we picked a destination, where We feel safe! The Biggest hurdle is down. So off we went to Sicily! We took a place close to water, so it would make an easy access, and decided that it needed to be so beautiful that we could stay put – And IT was!

Then there was the sun – how to keep this boy occupied during the brightest hours. So morning stroll with mum or dad at 9 and then a nap in the shade until he woke up. A little swim and then the lunch inside. At 3 we bring him out under an umbrella that is kept in the shade until he naps again. The remaining time the sun can easily be handled with clothes, a cap and some organic sunscreen on hands and feets. Bei loved to swim – so that’s What we did! When we didn’t eat!

BABY TRAVEL KIT

  1. A mixer so we could make mash from all the good Sicilian produce
  2. To go smoothies and porridge, on the road.
  3. Sunblock, organic and kids friendly for those areas that can’t be covered
  4. Sunhat or Cap
  5. Blankets for chilly nights or to use as sunblocking Before you buy that ugly “SPF 50 Umbrella”!
  6. Traveling Stroller/Carriage

 

Wooden Teethers - Mood board

WOODEN TEETHERS

Fun Teethers Wooden teethers – a small tip for all mommies going through teething periods. As Isabelle noticed and wrote in her earlier post her little boy wants to put his gums on wooden things now that he is teething. We gathered some new fun teethers you can find in various stores and online at thetot.com or at littlegoldie.com […]

Teething Tricks and Tools

Swedish Teething Tricks

The weeks before the first tooth I saw a little hint of a white spot in Bei’s mouth. He was not his happy self, a lot of dribbles and a running nose. As soon we could see the tooth, he got the fever it wasn’t  ”the tooth” but it lasted for 3 days and ended with rashes all over Bei. I know now that 0the 3-day fever but sometimes teething and fever can combine. (Always check high fever with a doctor!)

I’ve learned that teething can be helped by massaging your baby’s palate with your finger or a baby toothbrush. Sophie the Giraffe is a popular and a good cute teething friend, but Bei prefers wood, the kitchen spoons or our rolling pin. If teething struggles continues I will try teething powder that can be added to your baby’s diet or maybe one of those beautiful amber necklaces.

Swedish Baby - Teething

Moses Baby Baskets

With nine weeks to go before the due date, it´s definitely time to get some things for the baby. Since we have a three-year-old, we have a lot of baby stuff saved – but mostly clothes and blankets. Our home really needs to be prepared for one more, since a new little member is about to move in. Therefore we need some baby furniture, on top of the list is a cradle and a Moses basket. When on the look out for kid´s stuff I like to go for things that blend nicely into the rest of our home, and things that may well have a little bit of a twist. Just like this artisan Moses basket and cradle – these are my kind of baby furniture and which I really fell in love with!

Moses basket and cradle from Design Dua. Wooden box, old family heritage. A basket from Afro Art. Artwork by Fay Ray for Absolut Art.

Central Park in Spring

New York – Central Park

The Perfect Central Park Afternoon One of the best things about New York is Central Park during the spring. Trees are in blossom and white flowers appear at happy snowflakes that never fall down. The blue skies are similar to a Magritte painting and the sun is sharp and beaming. Today was a perfect kind of day so we […]

Best Bath Products - Anti-slip rings from Puj

NO MORE SLIPPERY SLIP

  Anti-slip Bathtub Rings Bath time is one of those important rituals for all parents and finding the best bath products to incorporate into your routine can be equally important. There are all sorts of things you can buy that make your bathroom feel like a safe haven for little kids. I’m going to admit that I’m […]

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