A common concern for many parents is how to ensure that their baby gets the proper amount of nutrition.
Kinderland’s Food, Nutrition and Hygiene specialist Kua Jo Ann shares how Kinderland helps ensure children have all the nutrition they need while at school, and what parents can do at home.
According to Jo Ann, good nutrition for infants is crucial to ensure optimum physical growth and cognitive development.
“Nutritional requirements and feeding frequencies for infants change at different ages and stages, and it is recommended that, optimally, infants are breast-fed for at least the first six months,” she says. If this is not possible, iron-fortified infant formulas can be used as a substitute.
Jo Ann believes that proper nutrition should begin at home and often advises parents to pay attention to a baby’s hunger cues instead of force-feeding and to introduce solids when Baby is developmentally ready.
However, you should not stop milk-feeding even when your little one has started to feed on solids, she says, and you should use fresh and nutritious food to prepare his or her solids. “Home-cooked food from fresh and nutritious sources without adding salt or sugar will go a long way towards ensuring kids grow well,” Jo Ann says.
She also encourages parents to expose one new food at a time and to start with small portions.
Kinderland works with parents to ensure the well-being of their children and prioritises food safety by employing stringent hygiene measures.
One such measure is the use of the BabyHanil UV Steriliser Cabinet. This medical-grade UV steriliser is designed to disinfect each child’s milk bottles and other feeding accessories, and eliminate up to 99.9 percent of bacteria and viruses.
Additionally, Kinderland ensures safe food preparation methods for your tot. For them, solid food is gradually introduced to babies from 6 months of age, and meals at school consist of a variety of nutritious whole foods including porridge, vegetables, fruits and meat for children above 1 year old.
As such, parents can go worry-free about their kids’ nutrition.
From The Finder Kids (Vol. 20), September 2017
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