It’s the most magical time of the year — but between planning meals that work for everyone, shopping and last-minute prep, it can also be the most manic. Here are some tools and tips for enjoying a relaxed and healthy holiday.
Spending time with our kids is a big priority for the KABRITA team, but as busy parents, we know it can be tough to carve out great swathes of dedicated kid-time. The good news is, we know from experience you don’t need a huge block of time to make a big difference to your little one’s happiness (and to yours!).
We all know life with young children is busy, and it can be easy to fall into a routine of rushing through the day, only to wake up and do it all over again. In the name of fitting it all in, quality time with our little ones is also often scheduled with structured activities like playgroups and classes. Why not unplug with a good old-fashioned family picnic?
If you have a toddler at home, chances are the days of hitting your favorite yoga studio on a regular basis are behind you (for a little while, anyway!) But there’s no need to roll up your yoga mat entirely – believe it or not, practicing yoga with your little one isn’t just possible, it’s fun.
Toddler Nutrition 101: Why toddlers naturally reject vegetables (and how we can help them love ’em again!)
Several times a week in my pediatric naturopathic practice, I see the same old struggle between parents and their toddlers with regards to eating vegetables. Parents will say, “My child used to eat everything I gave her as a baby. She loved vegetables, and now all she wants are carbs and sugary foods!” I’ve seen them try every possible trick in the book to incorporate more vegetables into their child’s diet – from hiding minute traces of them in pasta sauce, to pureeing them into a fruit smoothie, even the reward approach (“I’ll give you a cookie for dessert if you eat your Brussels sprouts”) and yet the toddler still rejects veggies. So what gives?
If you have a toddler in the house, chances are, you have first-hand experience with picky eating. A quick Google search turns up nearly two million hits on combating the “problem”. But what if instead of seeing it as a problem, we took a step back, accepted it for the normal stage it is, and went from there.