Friendly Baby Food Advice

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 27 – Creamy Salmon and Carrots – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-27T18:02:37+00:00 January 27th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, Fish, Friendly Baby Food Advice, Meat and Fish, More Baby Food Recipes, Solids and Weaning, stage 2, stage 3, yogurt|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We eat a lot of fish in my house. Not only is it quick to prepare but it's such a super nutritious food.  Full of Omega 3 fatty acids, salmon, and other fish, is also a great source of protein that is not high in saturated fat.   Babies can begin to eat fish around 7-8 [...]

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 [...]

Nitrates – Carrots & The Nitrates and the Homemade Baby Food Myth

By | 2014-12-14T21:10:54+00:00 December 14th, 2014|Categories: 4-6 months, 6 months, 8 months, Dangerous Baby Items, Dangerous Food Items, Food Safety Tips, Forbidden Foods, Friendly Baby Food Advice, Info-Graphics, Solids and Weaning, stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, vegetables|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Click Image to download large JPG infographic file You may have been told by your pediatrician or a friend or a website on the internet, that it's best to not make your baby homemade baby foods or that you should not make certain types of vegetables due to nitrates.  The pediatrician may have also [...]

The Scoop on the Colors of Poop – Poop and Introducing Solid Foods

By | 2014-11-30T19:25:32+00:00 November 30th, 2014|Categories: 4-6 months, 6 months, 8 months, excerpts, Friendly Baby Food Advice, Nutrition, Resources, stage 1, Transitioning to New Foods|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Poop, it’s a delicate topic and it’s one of those things that we’re often reluctant to discuss in the company of strangers. But a new baby is welcomed into the family; we suddenly lose all inhibition when it comes to discussing poop.   Much to our surprise, we find ourselves in deep conversations with complete strangers about [...]

Thanksgiving Baby Food Ideas Download

By | 2014-11-26T15:07:01+00:00 November 26th, 2014|Categories: 6 months, 8 months, book, Fall, Finger Foods, Friendly Baby Food Advice, Holiday Foods, holidays, Seasonal, Thanksgiving|Tags: , |

            Happy Thanksgiving! Baby’s First Thanksgiving Menu – Commonly Served Foods * [columns] [one-half]Roasted Turkey Roasted Ham Sweet Potatoes Green Beans Pumpkin Butternut Squash White Potatoes* Sweet Potatoes Asparagus Brussel Sprouts Apples Pears Stuffing Gravy Lasagna Nuts Shell Fish [/one-half] [one-half]6 Months+ 6 Months+ (all natural only) 6 Months+ 6 Months+ 6 [...]