How to wean a toddler from bottle feeding

Bottle feeding a baby is a time-consuming and stressful task. You must monitor your milk production, your baby's feeding schedule, and other factors. Once you start weaning your toddler from the bottle, it can be equally as stressful—but for very different reasons! Some mothers feel bad about denying their toddlers something they adore so much, while others worry that if a bottle isn't around at all times, their children won't get enough food or liquids. What if, then, I could prove to you that things don't have to be this way? That there are actually ways to help you through the process? Be consistent While consistency is important for all aspects of parenting, it's especially important when weaning a toddler from bottle feeding. While your child may be ready to make the transition, she might not want to let go of her beloved bottle—and that's okay! Be patient and don't give up hope if it takes your child a few days or weeks to adjust. The easiest

Tips in storing food in the Pantry

The pantry typically positioned in the kitchen is a closet or a small store room in which food, kitchen utensils and similar items were kept. To save time and money, most of us usually buy canned goods, condiments, milk and other food supply for our family in bulk which is good for a week or a month’s supply.

Before doing the grocery shopping, it is advised to check on the supplies left in the pantry and list down what is needed to be bought to keep on the budget. 

Here are practical tips in storing food in the pantry.

Organize grocery items. Allot ample space for similar foodstuffs in the closet, like canned goods, condiments and more.

First-in, First Out. Food stocking is important especially when there is an unexpected onslaught of natural disasters such as flood or earthquake where there would be food scarce in the vicinity. However, it is necessary to always practice the first-in, first-out principle in food stocking. Store the newly bought goods behind the old stock.

Check your stocks on a regular basis. Never keep food in the pantry for too long. Be mindful of its date of expiry and consume it before it expires.  Labeling is best advised for you not to forget.

Always have airtight containers, canisters and glass jars in different sizes on hand. Use airtight containers in keeping pastas and the likes to prevent insects to slip through the pack. Baked goods, nuts and candies are best stored in airtight glass jars to keep its freshness and to prevent spoilage, while milk, juice, coffee, sugar and other powdered items are best kept in clear labeled canisters.

Shelf-stable foods should be kept at room temperature.  Canned goods, cereals and other shelf-stable foods should be kept at room temperature in a dry and clean cabinet to preserve quality. Avoid overcrowding your shelves, fill up enough supply to last till your next  grocery schedule.

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