4-6 months

Introducing Vegetables Before Fruits to Baby – Baby Food

By | 2017-06-05T18:36:11+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, First Foods, Friendly Baby Food Advice, Fruits and Veggies, Solids and Weaning, stage 1|Tags: , , , , , |

Dear Mom of a Baby Just Starting Solid Foods: You should introduce vegetables before fruits to your baby and remember to introduce green vegetables before orange vegetables.   Introduce any food that you want to introduce as long as it is a single ingredient, low on the allergenic list and is nutrient dense, try these great [...]

Adding Cereal or Food to a Bottle will NOT Help Baby Sleep – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2017-06-06T12:56:15+00:00 January 24th, 2016|Categories: 4-6 months, 6 months, Cereals, Food Safety Tips, Friendly Baby Food Advice|Tags: , , , , , |

Perhaps one of the most worrisome myths about feeding babies is the myth that cereal in a bottle will help a baby sleep through the night or at least sleep for longer stretches at a time. I know that many parents are probably tempted to try the old "cereal in the bottle" trick to gain an [...]

Day 33 – Where to store that beautiful produce – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-02-02T19:57:12+00:00 February 2nd, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, 8 months, Food Safety Tips, Friendly Baby Food Advice, Fruits and Veggies, storage|Tags: , , , |

This is one of the best infographics out there that shows exactly where produce should be stored.  After we do the shopping and spend all that money for quality (and often organic) produce, it would be a shame to not get the best from it.  Follow this chart and ensure that your produce stays fresh for [...]

Day 32 – Baby’s First Rice Cereal using ground brown rice -365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-02-01T18:05:17+00:00 February 1st, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, Breakfast, Cereals, First Foods, grains, More Baby Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Shaking baby cereal flakes out of a box isn't appealing and it really isn't cost effective. You can make baby's rice cereal for a fraction of the cost at home and you know what's in it: a single ingredient - rice! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:61]

Day 31 – Orange Babies – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-31T22:04:42+00:00 January 31st, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, 8 months|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It is not uncommon for babies who are fed a lot of orange fruits and vegetables to have their palms, soles of their feet and even their faces take on a sun kissed hue. This phenomena is known medically as “carotenemia”; too much beta-carotene causes skin to turn an orange color. Orange fleshed foods such as [...]

Day 28 – Saucy Avocados – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-30T07:00:57+00:00 January 30th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, Finger Foods, First Foods, More Baby Food Recipes, Solids and Weaning|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Avocado is a brain food and is in fact, a super food for the whole body. Avocados are one of the best foods that you can feed your baby from 6 months on.  Both apples and avocado are considered ideal first foods for babies. Mixing mashed avocado with homemade (or store-bought) applesauce creates a wonderful "meal" [...]

Day 26 – Pear Sauce – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-26T21:03:41+00:00 January 26th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, stage 1|Tags: , , , , , |

Making pears for baby food is ridiculously simple.  When you realize that you're paying almost $0.28 per ounce of commercial pear baby food, you'll start making your own for a fraction of the cost and a gigantic increase in taste and quality.   [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:59]  

Day 22 – Choking and Finger Foods – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-22T20:31:18+00:00 January 22nd, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, Dangerous Food Items, Finger Foods, Friendly Baby Food Advice, Solids and Weaning|Tags: , , , , , , |

Many parents become gripped and paralyzed with fear when it comes time to move baby from purees to chunky texture and table foods.  The fear of letting baby begin to feed herself chunks and lumps of foods is about the fear of choking.  It is this fear of choking that stops many parents from trying the [...]

Day 17 – Solid Food Intro. Tip – 365 Days of Baby Foods

By | 2015-01-17T20:15:32+00:00 January 17th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, Friendly Baby Food Advice, Solids and Weaning|Tags: , , |

As you contemplate starting solid foods, it’s important to note what various medical organizations recommend. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), along with many other health organizations such as the World Health Organization and UNICEF, states that breast milk and/or formula should provide all the nutrition your baby needs during the first 6 months of life. [...]

Day 13 – Constipation and “P” Fruits – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-13T23:14:32+00:00 January 13th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, 8 months, First Foods, Friendly Baby Food Advice, Nutrition, Solids and Weaning, stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, Transitioning to New Foods|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

As babies make the transition to solid foods, their tummies may find it difficult at first to process and digest solids.  New foods with new textures and compositions may lead to constipation. Fruits with “P” will naturally help baby’s bowels get things moving properly again.  Pit, core and peel the fruits as needed and then mash [...]