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 [...]

Fall Harvest Baby Food – Buttercup Squash

By | 2017-06-06T03:33:07+00:00 October 19th, 2015|Categories: 6 months, Fall, First Foods, Freezes Well, Holiday Foods, holidays, More Baby Food Recipes, Puree, Seasonal, stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, Thanksgiving, vegetables, winter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Buttercup Squash - A Fall Harvest Winter Squash Buttercup squash is a medium sized squash.  It's a bit bigger than acorn squash and very much smaller than a Hubbard squash.  It's similar in size and appearance to the kabocha squash.  The buttercup squash has a very distinct round bottom that is circular.  It looks as [...]

Blueberries for Baby Food Stage 1 and 6 Months of Age

By | 2017-06-06T02:14:07+00:00 February 6th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 6 months, 8 months, Finger Foods, fruits, stage 1, stage 2|Tags: , , , , , , |

This year, blueberries are off the "Dirty Dozen" list so there is no pressing need to buy them organically grown. It is always a good practice to purchase organic foods for your baby (if not for the whole family) whenever possible! When serving and prepping blueberries for your baby, blueberries are generally a "no cook" food. [...]

Day 35 – Apples for Baby Food at Stage 1 and 6 Months of Age- 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-02-05T14:22:27+00:00 February 5th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 6 months, First Foods, fruits, stage 1|

One of the most important nutritional components of Apples is that they contain two types of fiber; insoluble fiber and soluble fiber. Both of these types of fiber help maintain bowel regularity. The insoluble fiber works like roughage, while the soluble fiber (pectin), helps keep the bowels regular (avoiding constipation, avoiding diarrhea) and specifically affects the [...]

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 30 – Dairy Infographic, When to introduce milk and dairy products – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-30T15:13:17+00:00 January 30th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 6 months, 8 months, Allergies, Dairy, Forbidden Foods, Info-Graphics, Solids and Weaning, stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, yogurt|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"No dairy until baby is 12 months old" is the ominous proclamation made by many pediatricians.  Sadly, many pediatricians neglect to tell parents that there is a big difference between offering babies yogurt (dairy) and letting babies drink milk prior to the age of 12 months. Cooking with a bit of milk is ok and offering [...]

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" [...]