One thing that really annoys me is ‘toddler formula’ !!
Even way back when my kids were little (15 years ago now) and I wasn’t as nutritionally savvy as I am now, I still thought, that is crazy! Why not just feed kids food?
Let’s face it though – nutrition can be confusing! Toddlers are notoriously fussy eaters and it can be hard to know if they are getting the right amount and type of nutrients.
Leading Aussie naturopath and nutritionist, Emma Sutherland, has the solution.
After becoming a new mum a few years ago, Emma saw a need for a one stop guide for overall toddler health and vitality….. so she created it herself! Sophia Eats – A Parents Guide to Toddler Health & Vitality is now available directly from Emma on her website.
“When I was pregnant I began thinking about how I could ensure my child also shared my passion for food. I simply couldn’t imagine raising a child who wouldn’t enjoy hours of cooking and meal times with me! ” Emma Sutherland.
This is not just another recipe book, Emma has also shared a lot of amazing information about nutrition as well as practical advice and tips on toddler health in general. This lady knows her stuff – it’s not outdated nutrition advice!
Gut health is a feature and Emma has a fabulous recipe for bone broth and advice about probiotics. Emma even talks about removing toxins from your child’s diet and relaxation techniques. You will find food tips for better behaved kids, getting kids to sleep and calming hyperactivity as well as strategies for fussy eaters. It’s very much an holistic approach.
The photography is stunning and Sophia is such a cutie and makes a great model!
The book is full of little gems of parenting wisdom like… “The table is a place of emotional warmth and connection”. It’s all about taking the stress out of meal times and instead making them a fun, pleasureable experience for everyone. I mean … who doesn’t want that?
The recipes are simple but all feature nourishing whole foods – things like apple and chia muffins, chocolate ‘ice cream, jelly vitamins and immune boosting milk. The recipes are suitable for all ages, really.
I love this book!
Emma writes in a friendly way that makes you feel supported. No holier than thou parenting advice here! Just helpful, useful information and tips that are achievable and easy to put into practice. I am thrilled that this information is available to parents to help them negotiate the tricky world of toddler feeding (without going insane).
And … no toddler formula in sight!
What’s in the book?
♥ Sophia and Emma’s favourite recipes, tried, tested and proven successful!
♥ 7 day diet diary template with portion suggestions
♥ Top 10 things nobody told you about being a parent
♥ Top tips for fussy eaters and frustrated parents
♥ Top 8 nutrients for a growing toddler
♥ 5 food mistakes even smart parents make
♥ How to become a food detective
♥ Is your toddler getting enough nutrition?
♥ 10 foods to ensure better behavior
♥ Foods to help your toddler sleep
♥ Quick & healthy family breakfast ideas
♥ My top 6 nutrients for toddlers – what is the research saying?
You can get it for direct download at Emma’s website here.
This giveaway is now closed. The lucky winners are Glynis, Claire and Winsome.
Want to win one? Emma is kindly giving away three copies of Sophia Eats!!
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Shannon Kahi says
I love feeding my daughter healthy nutritious foods! I’m always on the look out for new resources to gain knowledge from
I have a 7 year old who is an amazing eater, eats all my experimental concoctions, I always thought it was the parents fault if kids were fussy…I apologise!! My No. 2 makes meal times a drag sometimes and about once a week goes to bed without eating anything…oh I know it feels like child abuse, but I want to win this war! Would love to discover some new enticing recipes and this book sounds perfecto!
Caniky mum says
As first time parents-to-be, lots of people laugh when we say we don’t plan on feeding our kid Maccas or prepackaged foods (since this isn’t something we normally do as a couple), as they say just wait until you have kids. I would like to believe it’s possible to continue to practice healthy eating habits and share our love of food with our child. I would love to win Emma’s book to have her words of wisdom & recipes inspire us!
Claire B says
I would love to win a copy of this. I have a 6 week old baby and like Emma want to do it right this time around. I did my best before but know there was still a long way to go.
I already have this and HIGHLY recommends. If I win I would pass in to my bestie who just had her second gorgeous cherub! Love this book & agree Sophia is ADORABLE 🙂
I admit I have a couple of great books already, but would really enjoy the opportunity to read about feeding toddlers from the perspective of a Naturopath.
Lee nastrom-smith says
Would love to get my hands on this! As the mother of a very picky toddler who in his first year of life had more than his fair share of antibiotics, I’m trying my best to do the right things now. We have come a long way in he past 12 months but still so much to learn.
oh yes please! I have 2 fussy eaters despite my best efforts, aged 1 and 3. i thought I had it sussed with #2 as did BLW and she would eat absolutely anything from 6 months on….but once old enough to be swayed by her big sister and for them to conspire together against me, things have changed! X
Lynda Squire says
I would love a copy of this book. My kids a both fussy eaters and I would like for them to eat healthier even though my youngest is nearly out of toddler years I still think my family and I would benefit from this publication
I have a 1 yr old and 3 yr old. I think we are doing a bit better with food now than we were 3 years ago, but there is still so much to learn, and any ideas to ensure the kids get enough nutrients would be helpful!
I would love a copy as I have three little ones, one boy who eats everything, one who is fussy and a little girl who will certainly test me as she grows up!
I am super passionate about nutrition in regards to my ‘babies’, I am always learning, reading and wanting to do more.
I would love a copy of this book. I have a 21 month old and I’m pregnant with our second child and I’m constantly reading and researching the best foods to feed my toddler and I feel like we are doing ok, but I know there is always room for improvement.
Jemimah Ivers says
My 5 year old daughter is a constant struggle to feed, she eats fruit, carrots sometimes and then just cheap horrible sausages (i tried for weeks to get her to eat ones with no nasty things in them, same with chicken nuggets, she refuses homemade and only a certain brand of store bought, she might eat some white rice (refuses brown after months of trying), plain penne pasta with some feta sprinkled on top and a homemade pizza base with feta cheese on it (no sauce just feta). My partner feels it something she will just grow out of but as a person who has a brother who is 20+ who only eats a limited diet that he would only eat from a young age I know its not always true. I’ve bought so many books searching for something that works but found nothing. I hope that this book might have something that will help my 5 year old and if not I can use with my two year old who is more open to new foods.
Oh, to have some tried, tested and successful recipes to use for my very fussy two year old (as well as something different for my 5 & 7 year olds)would be awesome! Dinner time seems to go on forever and is incredibly frustrating. It would be wonderful to have everyone eating and enjoying their meal and especially knowing that our 2yr old daughter is going to bed with a full tummy and not waking up in the morning screaming for breakfast because she is so hungry. Sounds like a wonderful book as I am in the process of changing our eating habits 🙂
Mary Preston says
I know just the fussy toddler, and mother, who would benefit greatly from this book.
I would love this book as I have a toddler and a new baby who will be starting solids in a few months time & would love some guidance from such a wonderful source as there is so much conflicting information out there!
My baby girl is 10 months old and absolutely loves her food so I’m learning how to prepare fun and tasty food that is nutritious and good for her this book looks amazing!
My second daughter is really fussy and any ideas would be a great help!
I so much want the best for my active lil’ boy, but I need help! This book looks fabulous!
I worry about my son’s nutritional intake – especially as he’s been going through such a fussy period for some time now. We don’t know what to do!
michelle wilson says
I would really love this, as my daughter is just starting solids and being my 3rd child I would love for my middle fussy boy to start to enjoy food <3
EmmaJane Phillpotts says
This book sounds really interesting, especially coming from a Gut health perspective. I think the only book I have found so far that had a holistic approach to food was the Well Adjusted Babies book and that had more of a focus on babies than toddlers! So I would like something to compliment the Well Adjusted Babies book as I am finding with a toddler it can be easier to slip into unhealthy foods (especially when your partner is not as on board with healthy food for children as you are)! I am also a student Doula so it would be a great resource to have for clients. Hopefully I can curve off the unhealthy eating again and we can get back on track, especially post this pregnancy which has seen me eat some foods I have not eaten in a long time 🙂
I would love to win this for my 2 year old niece 🙂
I would really like to have some inspiration cooking for my 21 months old son. He is a fussy eater and I find that I’m serving him similar foods over and over again.
I have a 2.5yo and 8mo. My toddler was fantastic eater until he recently started testing the boundaries. I try to feed them both healthy and nutritious meals and snacks but some inspiration would be great!
This book would be great because I’m interested to know the common mistakes that even smart parents make! I thankfully don’t have terribly fussy eaters & my 2 year old doesn’t complain about many foods at all, but I’m really keen to try my best to make sure they get the best nutrition possible!
Cassie Moodie says
My most thought about worry is my son’s diet. He eats so little, doesn’t try most things whether they’re new or old and lives on weetbix, strawberries and jam sandwiches. My family is constantly on me to take him to a specialist but doctors have said he will eat when he’s hungry… Yet he says he’s hungry all day long! I feel so helpless!
Who wouldn’t want to win!? I would love a good ‘one stop shop’ holistic resource, and by the sounds of that list there’s so many ‘morcels’ of information on various really important and relevant information relating to Toddlers. I love researching wholefoods and healthy wholesome eating and would love something as vibrant and cool as Sofia eats to add to my knowledge and share with my Miss 3 and Master 1 😀
This book sounds like exactly what I have been looking for. I would love to learn more about probiotics for little ones and how to keep their immune system up.
Oh what timing … My little guy is 18mths and after everyone commenting on my “weird” ingredients I concoct up for him which he laps up – NO MORE!!! Everything has yoghurt, quinoa and “na naa” in it before he will touch anything now…. So reluctantly I’m letting him watch me add banana to pretty much every meal ( but as I don’t want to overdo the fructose I’ve started lying to him – telling him his fave fruit is already in there!!! Aargh , didn’t think I’d bad “lying” so soon …. Xxxxx good luck to other mums cooking amazing nutritious meals only to go splat on the floor ( but lovingly “cleaned” up by our first born – our pup !!
I’d love to win this and share with my daughter in law. I want the best for my three little grand daughters and this book sounds wonderful.
winsome anderson says
I would love to win this for my daughter-in-law who will be a new mother early next year. She was reared in Europe and I think this book with recipes as well would be great for her. It sounds interesting so I would probably read it first before passing it on. We need to get back to basics as there was no such thing as toddler foods in a tube or bottle when I was young. No blenders, just cook it well and mash all the veges together and add broth for added flavour of chicken, beef or lamb. Little pieces of soft fish was offered to children (no bones of course) and what a great way to taste foods. Winsome.
I’d like to win as I’m pregnant with twins and a very healthy eater myself would love to raise my children on the best food possible. I need more information about babies’ nutrition as I myself do not eat gluten/wheat, sugar, dairy & red meat (because I can’t – IBS) or packaged processed foods and would like my children to eat similarly, without compromising their development/growth.
Jessica Yohn says
I am 9 weeks 2 days pregnant with my first child. I too am worried how about getting me my baby the right nutrition that he/she needs. Also I am a high functioning Autistic you and chances are my child could be too. We are notoriously picky eaters as kids.
I have a 2.5yr old and a 5.5 month old and I have been working hard to provide them with good nutritious food. I would love the book to pick up some more tips and to help make sure that I’m on the right track.
Rachel Kriss-Newell says
Meal times are a constant battle of wills. Even before trying a meal they sum it up in an instant and decide whether to comply happily or push the plate across the table. Screams, mopes, whining, the grumps – an all too common occurrence which ruins the meal for everyone. And what’s more annoying, the fact that you may eventually coax them into taking a minuscule of food and then they decide they like it after all. Just as your enthusiasm and patience has hit its ultimate end. Why of why can’t they just try the meal first. I would love to invoke an appreciation for food with my three kidlets and a desire to try something different. After all, as we so often prove, they do tend to like it anyway.
Hello, I am 19 weeks pregnant with my first child, and although I’m generally a fairly “whole food” eater myself avoiding processed foods as a rule my knowledge of infant/child nutrition is only just beginning to evolve. I would dearly appreciate a copy of this very informative and intriguing book so that I attempt embark on parenthood with another tool in my toolkit! Thank you for the marvellous opportunity and keep up the fabulous work!
I thought I knew what I was doing when it came to feeding and nourishing my child but somewhere along his short 2 years I’ve become so confused with all the information and resources that are available. It would be good to wipe the slate clean and build a new foundation with the advice and information provided in Sophia Eats by Emma Sutherland.
Melissa Delzoppo says
With 3 boys, I would love anything that would help me ensure they grow up healthy and strong.
I would love to win this great book, with a baby on the way . It will be very helpfull to have the right dietary advice all in one place, thank you for ge giveaway.
Kerry Solomon says
Sophia Eats looks fantastic and I would love to own a copy! I am always on the look out for sound nutritional advice and fabulous recipes for my 2 girls. Thanks for the opportunity! x
Is love a copy as I’m about to become a grandma next week and would love a great reference for food when solids are introduced. My son and girlfriend still live with me so a recipe book would be so handy. 🙂
Let’s face it, parenting is the hardest job in the world. Throw in the mix the ever increasing emphasis on clean eating and the effect our artificial world is having on our bodies …. it’s no wonder parents are at a loss as to the most cost effective, nutritious and clean food to feed their growing children. An insightful, factual and encouraging publication for parents would answer many unknowns and give parents the reassurance that they are making the right decisions. With the thought of baby number three on the way for our family, Sophia Eats will be a must have for us on our third time round adventure !
4 kids 6 and under, I NEED this!!
This book has come at the perfect time, i have an almost 2 year old and i am always on the hunt for healthy nutritious food to prepare for him. not only that but all the other info in the book such as the diet dairy template and tips would be such a great help.
Anna B says
I have the fussiest toddler IN THE WORLD! We would love some new ideas 🙂
Love keeping up to date with ideas and latest nutrition for my toddler and baby. X
Natural New Age Mum says
The lucky winners are Glynis, Claire, Winsome!! Thanks for entering everyone!!
Thank you!! <3 I look forward to making some delicious food that will be more enticing to my toddler (and other kids) than my current meals 🙂
Claire B says
Thank you so much! I can’t wait to get started reading this 🙂