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At 28 months old, Jett recognizes and can name numbers 0 to 100. (He says “ten-ten” for one hundred, for some reason.) He does count with me, but I have no idea if he has a concept of numbers yet. (Maybe he understands one, two and three? He seems to get those right…) He does

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Teach Your Baby Math

Very important and easy to do! Jett started this at 13 months and he loved it (at first)! Make sure you only do a couple a day because Jett got really sick of them quickly. Read How to teach your child through the dot method from childandme.com. Also, there’s a free e-book about it on

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How Much Vitamin D3?

Why supplement babies with Vitamin D3? Mother’s milk is the ultimate super-food, containing just about everything a typical baby needs –- except Vitamin D. This is because humans used to walk out in the sunshine along the equator giving babies all the Vitamin D they needed. But, now this just doesn’t happen. According to a

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Because of nitrates in the soil that is absorbed by these vegetables: beets, carrots, cabbage, broccoli and spinach, it’s best to make your baby food using a hydroponic source or purchase those bottled when your baby is first introduced to solid food. Jarred baby food, in this instance, may be the safest way to go.

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STOCKHOLM-Infant formulas and foods may be posing a risk to developing babies, according to Swedish researchers who warned of the potentially adverse effects of elevated toxic and essential metal concentrations in infant formulas and foods in a new study published in the journal of Food Chemistry (J Food Chem. 2011 Aug 1;127(3):943- 951 DOI:10…. ♥

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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding was our first hurdle. I recommend reading lots of books about it first. My favorite is So that’s what they’re for: Breastfeeding Basics. I always wondered why a book would be 300 pages about the importance of breastfeeding. Now I understand that it’s necessary because breastfeeding is not always easy and you need as

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Or Jett’s Rainbow by Andi Durkin Note: all ingredients are organic. I buy whatever is cheapest that week. I have the broths, root vegetables and starches all ready made up and frozen into individual portions. 1) I mix his vitamins for the day into 5 small bowls. (For first thing in the morning, at breakfast,

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Tips on Breastfeeding

11:58 AM diet and nutrition Tips on Breastfeeding a Baby with T21 by Andi Durkin Breastfeeding was our first hurdle. I recommend reading lots of books about it before you start. My favorite is So that’s what they’re for: Breastfeeding Basics. I always wondered why a book would be 300 pages about the importance of

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The Diet Game

This page is here to help you. Please think of it as a tool to best support your dietary efforts. It’s not a bat to beat yourself up with. It’s not entitled “55 More Reasons Why I’m a Bad Parent.” Leave your guilt for your mother-in-law or your cat. We have enough to deal with!

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Unfortunately, constipation is no laughing matter and it has caused me no end of worry. (Hence the lovely text messages to my hubby while he’s at work.) For some reason, I gauge my success as a mom on the details of his BMs! But, now that Jett’s 2 years old, I’ve finally figured it out!

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