Healthy Baby Meal Planner
Although ready-made commercial baby food may seem just as healthy and more convenient, the most nutritious meal you can give your baby is home-cooked with fresh, high-quality ingredients. Preparing your own baby food is quick, easy, and much more affordable than you think, and it is the best way to cultivate healthy eating habits in your infant or toddler.
Now fully revised and updated, The Healthy Baby Meal Planner will show you that making your own baby food can be as easy as picking up a fork and mashing a banana. Leading cookbook author Annabel Karmel explains which foods are appropriate for each stage of a child's development from infancy to age five, and shows how and when to introduce fruits, vegetables, and other solids into a child's diet. She also provides valuable advice on how to feed infants and how to make appealing meals for even the pickiest of eaters.
With more than 50,000 copies of the first edition sold, The Healthy Baby Meal Planner is the definitive resource for parents, complete with new and improved recipes, time-saving preparation tips, creative serving suggestions, and the latest information on food allergies and infant nutrition.
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THE BEST FIRST FOODS FOR YOUR BABY
Many mothers feel that, once their baby is three months old, they should be starting to feed him solids. In fact there is no 'right' age as every baby is different.
Physiologically, there is no rush to get your baby started on solids. A baby's digestive system is not fully matured for the first few months and foreign proteins very early on may increase the likelihood of allergic food problems later. However, be warned, socially there is a kind of competitive spirit amongst mothers to get their child on to puréed steak and fries as soon as possible! I would advise... see more
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