Much better book than "Super Baby Food!"
Finally, a book about making your own baby food that is straight-forward, up-to-date, and easy to read! I must have read ten books from the library about making your own baby food before coming across this one. With every book I read, the more confused I got! The others I read were out-dated (recommending starting solids too early), confusing, self-contradicting (saying not to feed baby peanuts until one year but then including peanut butter in the weekly menu, for example!), and too over-the-top for me (I don't want to feed my baby dessicated liver powder, brewer's yeast or kelp). I just want to know some easy ways to make baby food at home so that I don't have to waste a bunch of money on jars. Thank goodness for the "Well Fed Baby"; it was exactly what I'd been looking for! It is very well organized and makes making my own baby food sound like something I can easily incorporate into my already busy life. <br><br> The author gives a brief but concise run-down of what to feed your baby at each month, beginning with 6 mos (the current age recommended to start solids by the American Academy of Pediatrics). She also tells what to avoid (honey, nuts, egg white, etc., and for how long). She also includes a few pages on nutritional requirements for young babies, toddlers and older kids and gives several pages of food suggestions which fill those requirements. <br><br> The rest of the book consists of easy recipies with just a few ingredients each (and nothing too out of the ordinary). A bonus is that at the bottom of each recipe it lists what age the recipe is appropriate for. Another plus is that is gives recipes that include meat, but offers alternative ingredients to use in place of the meat if you are a vegetarian (which I am) or if you don't want to feed meat to your baby. <br><br> All in all, this is a fantastic book. I'm buying a copy for myself because the one I have from the library is on a waiting list and I can't see myself being without it. If you're only going to buy one book about making your own baby food, get this one!
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