mini m, for kids, metalac cookware

SMALL COOKWARE FOR BIG PEOPLE TO BE

THEY SAY EVERY ONE OF US KEEP SPECIAL MEMORIES RELATED TO SMALL PANS FROM OUR CHILDHOOD, AS ONE SOLE EMOTION, FUSION OF ODORS, AROMAS, COLORS AND LOVE WE RECEIVED IN OUR MOST CARELESS AGE.

ADVANTAGES OF THE ENAMEL COOKWARE DESIGNED FOR PREPARATION, SERVING AND STORAGE OF CHILDREN’S FOOD

Enamel cookware has 1000 year tradition. It has been used for cooking and storage of food, as well as to serve it.

Health-wise, the enamel cookware is the safest to come in contact with food. Due to the smooth enamel structure which is less sticky for foodstuffs, less oil or grease is required with respect to other metallic cookware.

Enamel cookware is recommendable for food storage it cools rapidly so you can put the cover and store into the fridge or freezer. The “mini m” enamel cookware collection is created to meet all your needs in preparing, serving and storing food for children.

Advantages

  • Fully resistant to all chemical effects in the food preparation process;
  • Good for preparation of healthy food;
  • Non-allergic;
  • Easy clean and care;

CHILDREN’S NUTRITIION

Nutrition is a key factor of growth and development of every child. Good nutrition means good health therefore to be and stay healthy children should intake all 7 basic nutrients required for good health: proteins, carbohydrates, fat, fiber, vitamins, minerals and water. Nutritional habits we have as adults are those acquired during first seven years of life, so let us invest in these seven years and our children will accept the seven pillars of good nutrition.

Till 8 months

First 4 months all a baby will need is breastfeeding so daily calorie intake for mothers that breastfeed should be about 300 kcal more than if they don't breastfeed. Already around 4th month due to increasing calorie needs baby's nutrition should include also other nutrients, minerals and vitamins. Baby could be offered food different from milk. Rice and corn for the start, being easily digested and gluten free therefore not causing allergies. Then around 5th month introduce mild taste vegetable purees (ex. carrot, potato, peas, pumpkin). After that come fruit first as juices and then blended (peach, pear, apple, banana) then meat, eggs, dairy produces (fresh cottage cheese, yogurt).

From 8 to 12 months

When a child is 8 months old solid food already dominates in its nutrition. Blended food is replaced with solid food and this passage is rather important. Nutrition value of such food is essential and beside breastfeeding a child should regularly be offered meat, vegetables, fruit and cereals. At this age child starts taking food by itself with hands. Don't worry if your baby hasn't eaten the whole portion. Begin offering fish (mackerel, trout, salmon), green vegetables, tomato, cabbage.

From 1 to 2 years

At the age of one a child is active, playing and jumping, observing the world around, holds spoon firmly and often plays with food. It tries to eat without help of others and acquires new skills. Meat is very important because child is developing and its need of iron increase. Also calcium is essential for teeth and bone building so child should consume dairy products, milk should be fat. Eggs and cereals are important nutritional sources too.

From 2 to 5 years

At this age child eats by itself and should have five meals: breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner. Several nutrient groups are basic for children in this age: bred and cereals, vegetables, fruit, milk and dairy products, meat, eggs and fish.

From 5 to 7 years

Pre-school children have their favorite food and they enjoy it. They understand why certain foodstuffs have to be cooked and they know hands have to be washed before eating. At this age children have already acquired nutrition habits. Nutrient groups are mostly like before however dairy products could be with less fat, to have lot of calcium but to contain less of saturate fat. Intake of complex carbohydrates should increase as needs for energy increase due to intense physical activity. Fruits and vegetables should be consumed regularly and less fruit juices. Children at this age should be offered foodstuffs that adults consume but try to be of good nutrition value.

What babies should not eat?

During first months of non-dairy nutrition a child should not be offered nutrients which could provoke allergic reactions or too strong for baby's digestion and kidneys. Vegetables like spinach, broccoli and beet should be avoided at the beginning as they contain nitrites which lower hemoglobin in baby's blood. These are introduced in nutrition after other vegetables.

Citrus (orange, lemon and grapefruit) are acid and known to be also allergenic.

Egg white and wheat (contain gluten) are avoided for being allergenic.

Honey should not be given to babies as it contains bacteria spores that could cause infant botulism illness.

Salt should not be given to babies at all because they don't need it as it affects function of kidneys that are still immature.

Sugar likewise should not be given to babies.

some tips for choosy children

Children's appetite varies especially when passage is made to solid food and their growth accelerates. The reason of such choosiness it that child has already chosen its favorite food and wants to eat it all the time. Cautious when they see some new food in the plate children could however be attracted and get interested to eat in different ways.

  • Offer children to drink and eat from amusing mugs, plates and pans of vivid colors and patterns. They are also attracted by colorful food
  • Let your child to put few favorite toys on the table and around it. You may sit a teddy bear at the table and set a plate for him too.
  • Prepare food together, agree to make a meal together and do it.
  • When you are baking let your child shape some pastry too.
  • Go shopping together and let your child chose vegetables that you will prepare together.
  • If you are cooking a dish that doesn't look so nice but it is healthy, decorate it to look attractive.
  • Eat together with your child.
  • You can't expect your child will eat foodstuffs if you too don't have such in your plate.
  • Children don't like big portions and they find it more interesting if food takes some shape they recognize.
  • Be persistent. If child won't accept some food encourage it to take even few bites. Offer her or him with same food later. Child needs to taste a food even 10 times before accepting it.

CHILD AND MOTHER IN THE KITCHEN

Children learn watching the world around them. Looking its mom in the kitchen child also could wish to join her and get included in some activity. To wash a plate or a mug, prepare a cake or a salad, any of that...

Children are curious and this affinity should be directed especially if a child is choosy in eating. On the other hand if a child is indifferent about food letting it play in the kitchen could be an impulse for the child to eat then. You may place a child beside you in the kitchen, a safe place for her or him with a good view over what you are preparing and not bothering for you.

Through this process a child could learn about good nutrition, healthy ingredients as well as how important certain foodstuff is. If a child does something wrong, draw its attention not to do so because such action is not correct, and when it does something good make sure to approve it. If you have any interesting small pans or pots the child will be motivated even before you start preparing food, it will seem to it like any other activity so far, like playing. When you put your and your child's "creations" to bake or cook, take that time to get the kitchen orderly together with child. When the meal is done let it cool for a while and give it to the child to taste what you have prepared together. Repeat how proud you are of her or his job done well. Set the table together with your child if possible, arrange with amusing small pans and mugs, and other objects that keeps child's attention focused on its place at the table, and enjoy the meal with your family.

PRODUCT RANGE

  • MINI M
  • Minnie
  • Mickey
  • Princess
  • Frozen
  • mini m - disney minnie

    Set Minnie

  • mini m - disney mickey

    Set Mickey

  • mini m - disney princess

    Set Princess

  • mini m - disney cars

    Frozen

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