There’s a lot to keep track of when starting solids with your baby and the Nibble and Rest Food Tracker is here to make it more manageable. Studies have shown that trying a wide assortment of flavours with your baby can minimise picky eating and will ultimately make them more willing to try (and accept!) other new foods in the future but keeping track of your babies food intake can be a full time job in itself and we are here to help.
Our Food tracker lists the most common foods to try with your baby. You’ll see that it’s full of suggestions for nutritious foods to serve your child – from fruits and veggies, to grains, dairy and proteins.
Each food has 5 “check boxes” next to it, so as you serve it to your baby, you can check off one of the boxes.
Black and red magnetic markers are included so you can log if the food was a hit or not with your baby. As it can take multiple exposures for a baby to decide if they like a certain food, this will help you track your attempts and serve as a reminder to be patient and keep trying.
If there’s any special notes, for example, reactions to certain foods you can mark them down in the “Other notes” section.
When I was feeding my twins and working off a paper list in the kitchen I found it was covered in all sorts of foods after a month of weaning so I scrapped it, thus the idea came about to keep all this information stored away on the fridge but also in clear sight for you and other caregivers.
Reusable for multiple children.
1 black marker
1 red marker
Full magnetic food tracker chart Size: 25cm H by 35cm W
Please consult with your doctor or paediatric nutritionist about what age is appropriate to introduce certain foods. For example cow’s milk in general is recommended over 1 year of age.
Many paediatricians recommend waiting 3-5 days between trying each new food so if your baby develops any reaction, it will be easier to pinpoint the culprit. Others will waive this waiting period except with higher-risk foods like peanut butter or eggs. Discuss with your child’s Doctor the length of time their practice recommends waiting.