How to maintain calcium levels and be dairy free

The calcium conundrum. With so many families choosing a moo free diet in favour of plant sources, can we be sure its at an advantage for our teeth and bones? We are so fortunate to have to hand a superhighway of information as to what we should be feeding our bubs,...

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A picky eater and a problem feeder – the difference

Are mealtimes a battle in your household? Do you have a picky eater or a problem feeder? If there are two things we as parents wish we could control is the consumption of food and ability to sleep solidly and peacefully upon request. It is however a harsh parenting...

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A new feeding disorder introduced in young children

A newly introduced feeding disorder, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder(ARFID). It affects infants to early childhood. Although the symptoms on the surface appear the same, the criteria is different to the likes of anorexia. ARFID is a food restriction (or...

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Food swap challenge for fussy eaters

Are you ready for the great Little Fusspot food swap challenge? Each month on the Little Fusspot therapy group on Facebook, I set a challenge for each family to choose their least nutritious food and we all help make suggestions for what recipes or products they may...

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Where does fussy eating begin, and where does it end?

A recent Health Professional Radio episode talked about the eating habits of Australian children. The conclusion…as if we didn’t already know? Those eating habits were unhealthy. But this is not just an ‘Australian issue’: A U.S. survey found that 23 percent of...

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Arfid, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder

So many GP’s or paeds will tell you not to worry about your fussy eater. I’ve heard quotes such as ‘so long as he’d drinking milk, he’ll be fine’ and the most common ‘don’t worry he’ll grow out of it’ But what if in the back of you’re mind you just knew something...

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Little fusspot strawberry picking – sensory excursion

Strawberry picking event. This is the 1st of many Little Fusspot sensory outings and we’d like you to come along if you are in Perth. The Bullsbrook ‘pick your own strawberries’ farm opens its fields to the public where you can pick and eat as many strawberries as...

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6 sugar-free party recipes for kids all for under $60

Right, call me the fun buster but if Ryder ate a tablespoon of refined sugar at each birthday party he goes to each year he would certainly have more than his yearly recommended intake at birthday parties alone. This excludes hidden sugars, Nana’s treats, Easter and...

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Top 10 tips for feeding a fussy toddler!

Feeding Your fussy toddler: Top 10 Tips for Success The solution for fussy eating toddlers – definitely not “one size fits all”.  That means what works for one may not work for the other.  Sometimes, it seems that nothing works! Step 1 is to make sure our (the food...

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When should my toddler give up having milk?

There really are no solid sets of rules for toddlers, or for any child for that matter.  Some babies are more reliant on having a daily milk bottle than most.  I was particularly lucky because my son started pushing away his night-time bottle soon after his...

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Making mealtime fun for your fussy eating toddler

5 practical tips for creating the right meal-time atmosphere for your fussy eating toddler In my blog, “Feeding Your Child: Top 10 Tips for Success”, we “set the stage”.  Now, let’s make the scenery even more attractive.  This blog is going to give you 5 practical...

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How to build an immune system

It won’t surprise you to know, that for certain, Little Fusspots are more prone to sickness. Understandably, parents are willing to feed their fussy eaters with whatever they want to make sure their tummies are full. Unfortunately, fussy eaters usually choose “bad”...

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5 rules to follow when introducing solids

Five effective solutions to ensuring positive food relationships when introducing solids to your baby We’re starting solids here with my number 2 offspring, Georgia. Oh my how we are doing things way differently this time round. My clients have taught me to learn from...

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Planning meals for fussy children

                                          Are you aware of what is recommended for a child to meet nutritional guidelines in your country? Perhaps it might be an...

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My child won’t try new foods

Recently, I’ve had some great success with a new technique I like to call ‘flavour and texture exercises’. This technique is part of our sensory development program and parents have reported an increase in new foods being tried and enjoyed as a result.Getting a little...

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The top 5 causes of a fussy child

You might remember my facebook post on www.facebook.com/littlefusspot a few weeks ago saying:‘Just finished an intensive 3 hour consult with a mother of twins experiencing all of the top 5 causes of a fussy child. Hang in there it’s going to be a tough week!’Update:...

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The moment I realised I was on a slippery slope

It always surprises me – the same advice which is so easy to give is SO difficult to follow. I’m also amazed at how simple it is to identify problematic situations in others but how often we fail to recognise personal situations which need fixing SOS.I’m a clinical...

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How to cure a chesty cough in 48 hours

My one question I’m dying to get out when I meet people from different ethnic backgrounds is! What kitchen cures do you use in your household? This golden paste was discovered by introducing my son and me to an Indian neighbour at a nearby park. Sima helped Tarrick...

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