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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

4 Signs Your Baby is Ready for Solids

Posted in 4+ Months, 4+ Months Development, 6+ Months, 6+ Months Development, Introducing Solid Food, Preparing for Solid Foods

One of the questions that I got asked all the time when my babies were quite young is what is the right age or stage…

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A Look Inside My First

A Look Inside My First

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

I’d love to introduce you to the Rafferty’s My First range. These products are made from simple, cooked and pureed fruit and come in a…

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Introducing Solids to Babies

Introducing Solids to Babies

Posted in 4+ Months, 4+ Months Development, 6+ Months, 6+ Months Development, Introducing Solid Food, Preparing for Solid Foods

Now, we all know that babies develop at very very different rates, and your baby’s an individual. Remember that when introducing solids for the first…

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6+ Months

Family Meal Time with Bub

Posted in 6+ Months, Baby's First Foods, Introducing Solid Food, Parent Know-How

One of the best ways to get your baby to enjoy food is to include them in family meal times. It’s never really too young…

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Melinda’s Tips of Introducing Solids – Rafferty’s Garden Community Mum

Melinda’s Tips of Introducing Solids – Rafferty’s Garden Community Mum

Posted in 6+ Months, Healthy Mum, Introducing Solid Food, Parent Know-How

Hi! I'm Melinda and this is Christian, he's 8 months old today. Christian is my first baby and we have been on solids for about…

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Rebecca’s Tips of Introducing Solids – Rafferty’s Garden Community Mum

Rebecca’s Tips of Introducing Solids – Rafferty’s Garden Community Mum

Posted in Healthy Mum, Introducing Solid Food, Parent Know-How

My name is Rebecca Barrow, and I'm a mum of two girls from Doreen. Miss Scarlett is 16 months old. Can you say hi? And…

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8+ Months

5 Food Groups to Introduce and their Nutritional Benefits

Posted in 8+ Months, 8+ Months Development, Nutritional Information

I’d like to tell you about the five different food groups that you should be feeding your baby on a daily basis to ensure that…

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Food ideas for older babies (8 months+)

Food ideas for older babies (8 months+)

Posted in 10+ Months, 10+ Months Nutrition, 8+ Months, 8+ Months Nutrition, Textured Baby Food

By the age of around eight months, your baby will likely be ready to start exploring a wider range of foods.  Your baby will be…

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Essential Vitamins and Nutrients for Babies ages 4-8 months

Essential Vitamins and Nutrients for Babies ages 4-8 months

Posted in 4+ Months, 4+ Months Nutrition, 6+ Months, 6+ Months Nutrition, 8+ Months, 8+ Months Nutrition, Baby's First Foods, Nutritional Information, Textured Baby Food

By the age of around four to six months, most babies have had their first taste of solid foods in the form of mashed or…

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10+ Months

Do babies need to drink water?

Do babies need to drink water?

Posted in 10+ Months, 12+ Months, 6+ Months, 6+ Months Nutrition, 8+ Months, Parent Know-How

Up until the age of 6 months, babies that are exclusively breastfed do not require any additional fluids. For infants over the age of 6…

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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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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, 4+ Months Nutrition, 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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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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Baby Teeth and Oral Care

Baby Teeth and Oral Care

Posted in 12+ Months, 12+ Months Development, 6+ Months, 6+ Months Development, 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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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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Mum and Baby

What Age Should Babies Start Tummy Time?

What Age Should Babies Start Tummy Time?

Posted in 4+ Months, 4+ Months Development, 6+ Months, 6+ Months Development, Parent Know-How

Tummy time is when you carry, position or play with your baby while they are awake and on their stomach. It can be a part…

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Breastfeeding: The Dos and Don’ts

Breastfeeding: The Dos and Don’ts

Posted in 4+ Months, 4+ Months Nutrition, 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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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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Other Recent Posts

How to Incorporate Solids into your Feeding Routine

I’d like to give you a few tips as to how best incorporate solids at the same time as breast and bottle feeding. What I found works best is if you start the meals off after a bottle of breast milk the first time. This way, your baby won’t be hungry, they’ll be content and […]

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When to Start Baby on Solids

Isn’t it exciting when your little foodie is ready to take the next level of their food journey, from drinking breastmilk or infant formula alone to starting solids? It’s a milestone that most parents look forward to. It is also the perfect opportunity for you to introduce your child to healthy eating practices, which they […]

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All Your Questions on Babies and Teething, Answered!

It’s a huge moment for parents when their baby starts teething, but it can also be an overwhelming one. Below are some of the most common questions parents ask about this milestone:   When do babies start teething? The development of a baby’s first teeth begins while they are still in the womb. At birth, […]

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