Otherwise known as, a list of foods that your kids constantly beg you for. Or, a list of the only things your children will eat.
Obviously, there is the balancing act that so many parents have to try and pull off between slipping their charges foods of almost no nutritional value and leaving the children to starve to death in their high chair beside an untouched bowl of porridge. We know when we’re handing our families less than traditional food, especially when it seems the only way to get two minutes’ peace, but what about the brain?
You don’t know the meaning of the word essentials until you find yourself looking after a tiny human life for the first time in your existence. For something so small, so fragile, that never speaks and cannot even open its eyes for very long, a newborn will know exactly how to tell you when something is not right and is not prepared to wait the next morning before it’s sorted out. It has needs, and you have to meet them.