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Rafferty's Garden Blog   Welcome to Rafferty's Garden Blog! Here is where you can find information and advice on your baby's nutrition and development based on how old they are. Whether you're looking for the signs your bub is ready for solid foods or you're trying to find new ways to add texture to their diet, our tips can guide you through it.

4+ Months

A Quick Month by Month Guide to Feeding your Baby

A Quick Month by Month Guide to Feeding your Baby

Posted in 10+ Months, 10+ Months Nutrition, 12+ Months, 12+ Months Nutrition, 4 Months Nutrition, 4+ Months, 6+ Months, 6+ Months Nutrition, 8+ Months, 8+ Months Nutrition

Here’s our month by month guide to feeding your baby in their first year.   Month 1 At first, your baby may breastfeed every few…

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Breastfeeding: The Dos and Don’ts

Breastfeeding: The Dos and Don’ts

Posted in 4 Months Nutrition, 4+ Months, Healthy Mum, Mum and Baby, Parent Know-How

Breastfeeding can be a scary and controversial topic for many mums. And yes it’s true, at times breastfeeding can seem like an uphill struggle, but…

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Is your Baby Ready for First Foods?

Is your Baby Ready for First Foods?

Posted in 4 Months Development, 4 Months Nutrition, 4+ Months, Baby's First Foods, Preparing for Solid Foods

For the first four to six months of your little one’s life all they need is breast milk or formula. But around this time they…

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6+ Months

Baby Teeth and Oral Care

Baby Teeth and Oral Care

Posted in 12+ Months, 12+ Months Development, 6 Months Development, 6+ Months, Teething

Taking care of your little one’s teeth can start the moment they are emerging. Parents should strive to ensure that children have healthy teeth, beautiful…

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Teething: Spotting the Signs

Teething: Spotting the Signs

Posted in 6 Months Development, 6+ Months, Teething

Teething is a frustrating and sometimes painful development milestone for both you and your baby. Spotting the signs of teething and knowing how to ease…

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Smooth Puree: Tips for Developing Chewing with Texture

Smooth Puree: Tips for Developing Chewing with Texture

Posted in 6+ Months, 6+ Months Nutrition, 8+ Months Development, Puree Baby Food, Textured Baby Food

We know that our "And nothing else" range of smooth puree baby food are a hit with both mums and bubs. They are enjoyed by…

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8+ Months

Baby Development Milestones: Sitting Up

Baby Development Milestones: Sitting Up

Posted in 8+ Months, 8+ Months Development

Sitting up gives your baby a different view of the world. Once they’ve mastered this milestone they can start crawling and walking! When your baby…

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A Guide To Calcium For Growing Babies And Kids

A Guide To Calcium For Growing Babies And Kids

Posted in 8+ Months, 8+ Months Nutrition, Baby Health, Mum and Baby, Nutritional Information, Textured Baby Food

Building a foundation of strong bones for life is one of the biggest opportunities in childhood. Do you know what to do to make the…

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Baby Development Month on Month: A Milestone Guide

Baby Development Month on Month: A Milestone Guide

Posted in 10+ Months Development, 12+ Months Development, 4 Months Development, 6 Months Development, 8+ Months Development

Your baby is a unique little person. They will grow and develop in his or her own way and at their own pace. Below is…

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10+ Months

When do babies begin to crawl: Spot the signs!

When do babies begin to crawl: Spot the signs!

Posted in 10+ Months, 10+ Months Development

It’s always an exciting moment for parents when their bubs learn and try out new things.   As bubs grow, they start becoming more curious,…

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Baby Development Milestones: Crawling

Baby Development Milestones: Crawling

Posted in 10+ Months, 10+ Months Development

Crawling is the first real milestone towards independence. Your baby is likely to develop her own method of getting around – and it's not going…

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How to Get Your Baby to Love Eating at the Dinner Table

How to Get Your Baby to Love Eating at the Dinner Table

Posted in 10+ Months, 10+ Months Development, 12+ Months, 12+ Months Development, Appetite, Fussy Eating, Independent Feeding, Mum and Baby, Parent Know-How

We all know the value of family time and with today’s often hectic lifestyle, sitting down for a meal is an important ritual to maintain a close…

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12+ Months

Baby Development Milestones: Walking

Baby Development Milestones: Walking

Posted in 12+ Months, 12+ Months Development

Your baby’s first steps are THE milestone moment. Parents never forget the first time their baby starts walking. When your little one starts walking varies from…

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Two Ways to Eat New Rafferty’s Garden Yoghurt

Two Ways to Eat New Rafferty’s Garden Yoghurt

Posted in 12+ Months, 12+ Months Nutrition, Toddler Snacks

In celebration of our new Rafferty's Garden yoghurt range, we asked nutritionist Zoe Bingley-Pullin to share with us two delicious yoghurt recipes for your baby.…

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How To: Healthy Eating Habits When Out And About With Your Baby

How To: Healthy Eating Habits When Out And About With Your Baby

Posted in 12+ Months, 12+ Months Development, Fussy Eating, Independent Feeding, Mum and Baby, Parent Know-How

Written by Zoe Bingley-Pullen Lets face it - life can get hectic more often than not, which makes it even more important to keep healthy…

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Mum and Baby

Sleep Easy: Ways for Mums to get more Sleep

Sleep Easy: Ways for Mums to get more Sleep

Posted in Healthy Mum, Mum and Baby

The month of July is hosting sleep awareness week (July 4-10) so what better time to look at one of the most important issues facing…

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Wellness Checklist for Mums with Bubs

Wellness Checklist for Mums with Bubs

Posted in Healthy Mum, Mum and Baby

While mothers make the world go round they also need care and attention. So why not take stock of how well you are taking care…

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Food Safety for your Baby

Food Safety for your Baby

Posted in Baby Food Safety, Baby Health, Baby Hygiene, Mum and Baby, Parent Know-How

When we spend time in the kitchen preparing healthy food for the little ones of the household, we want the food to not only be…

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Other Recent Posts

Tips for Taking your Baby on their First Holiday

There comes a point once the home routine is sorted, that you begin to think of spreading your family’s wings and taking a holiday. And with a long weekend on the horizon there is no better time. All babies are different in terms of how they cope with the change time away brings. But as […]

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Big fat myths about feeding your baby

Advice about what and how to feed your baby can frequently come with a dash of fact and a large dose of fiction. When you’re a new parent, sifting through out of date advice and old wives’ tales can be hard work.   Baby Food Myths: Fact or Fiction? Babies need to eat bland food […]

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Summer Hydration Tips For Babies And Toddlers

Summer’s here and you’re probably needing to quench your thirst more often as hot days increase your need for fluid. But what of your baby or toddler? How can you best meet their hydration needs this Summer?   Meeting baby’s needs Just like you, your baby will need to drink more than usual to meet […]

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