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5 Tips to Create an Adventurous Eater Through Baby Self-Feeding

06/21/2016 at 09:00 AM ET

While it may seem like babies have been eating purees for centuries, jarred food wasn’t even an option until the 1940s. In fact, the way people feed their babies tends to change every decade or two based on new research and social norms.

Baby self-feeding is a research-based approach to first feedings, and delivers a simple way for parents to help their children develop a healthy relationship with food from day one.

Nancy Ripton, journalist and co-author of Baby Self-Feeding: Solid Food Solutions to Create Lifelong, Healthy Eating Habits, is sharing her top five tips for getting started with baby self-feeding.

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Camila Alves’ Kids Were the Taste Testers of Her Baby Food Line: ‘We Were All Working Together’

06/10/2016 at 06:00 PM ET

If there’s one thing Camila Alves didn’t do in regards to creating her new Yummy Spoonfuls organic baby food line for Target, it’s slap her name on it and call it a day.

“It’s funny because this isn’t something that we’re putting our name on,” the company’s co-founder — who partnered in 2014 with entrepreneur, chef and fellow mom Agatha Achindu — tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“It used to be just Agatha and [me] until we got into a position of hiring people,” the Brazilian-American Alves, 34, continues about the process that went into making Yummy Spoonfuls a reality.

“We started with really bare bones all the way until we really got the structure that we have. I can’t tell you how many [24-hour days] we worked straight.”

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Haylie Duff Dishes on Her Latest and Greatest Baby Find: A Cool New Highchair

05/26/2016 at 03:15 PM ET

Haylie Duff is a mom of many talents — one of them being cooking!

The actress, who has her hit Cooking Channel show The Real Girl’s Kitchen, is particularly focused on 1-year-old daughter Ryan Ava eating healthy now in her younger years to shape her palate for the future.

“One of the things that was really important was that my daughter ate really balanced meals so she was not the teenager that would only eat chicken fingers,” Duff tells PEOPLE about the meals she whips up in the kitchen for her family. “I think that really starts young and it’s the example that’s set.”

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Camila Alves Launches Premium – and Affordable! – Organic Baby Food Line for Target

05/24/2016 at 10:00 AM ET

Camila Alves knows a thing or two about the challenge of feeding children a clean, fresh and healthy diet. As a busy, hands-on mom to Levi, 7½, Vida, 6, and Livingston, 3 — her kids with husband Matthew McConaughey — Alves has spent countless nights in a messy kitchen, surrounded by bowls of made-from-scratch veggie purees.

“When I had my first child, I started to try and make fresh food for him daily and I became frustrated with the amount of work, and time, involved in making baby food at home,” Alves, 34, told PEOPLE.

Her solution? To help create a line of baby and toddler food that was unprocessed, naturally nutritious, organic — and affordable. Partnering in 2014 with Agatha Achindu — a fellow mom, established chef and entrepreneur who had a similar mission — the duo co-founded Yummy Spoonfuls.

The line, which includes flash-frozen foods designed for babies and toddlers 4 months and up, will launch at Target stores on June 12, PEOPLE can exclusively announce.

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10 Candy-Free Easter Treats Some Bunny Will Love!

04/03/2015 at 11:00 AM ET

Easter is only a hip, hop and carrot away!

And while there are sure to be plenty of sweet treats in your tot’s future (hello, chocolate eggs), we’ve rounded up 10 candy-free — and kiddie-approved! — goodies that make for great additions to any bunny’s basket.

Before you dress up your tots in their Sunday best, get them smelling fresh with a fun bubble bath — and an adorable new furry friend. The Bella the Bunny towel ($36) from Zoocchini is not only incredibly soft, but the bright polka dot ears, friendly face and pink paws are too cute to pass up.

From fun cups and adorable gift sets to super soft slippers and cozy blankets, check out all our picks below!

Zoochini Bunny Towel
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Get Healthy with Alison Sweeney’s Back-to-School Snack Tips

08/28/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Alison Sweeney
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When Alison Sweeney’s kids open their lunch boxes, they never find greasy bags of chips or sugary cookies.

Instead, they’ve got good-for-you snacks like homemade trail mix and breakfast bars that The Biggest Loser host whips up in her Hollywood Hills kitchen. After years of struggling with her weight before finally getting healthy and fit, Sweeney has made following good nutrition principles a priority, not just for herself but for her husband Dave and their children, Ben, 9, and Megan, 5.

“My kids have known from the get-go that we all need to make healthy choices,” Sweeney tells PEOPLE. “They never expect to eat from the kids’ menu at a restaurant.” They don’t expect typical kid snacks at lunchtime either.
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Giveaway: A Silikids Gift Set (a $140 Value!)

08/18/2014 at 12:01 AM ET

Silikids Giveaway Courtesy Silikids

Combining function, high design and innovation, Silikids is the first mom-founded brand focused on creating products that are toxin free, hypoallergenic and made entirely out of silicone. With an eco-friendly line of sippy cups, bibs, bowls and more, it’s no wonder celeb parents like Vanessa Lachey and Laila Ali are fans.

Founded in 2006 by two moms, the Michigan-based company takes a conscious effort in caring for the planet, with products that last and promote
reuse. Now, Silikids is giving away a set of its cool gear ($140) designed for ages 3 months and up.
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