Solids and Weaning

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 [...]

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" [...]

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 [...]

Day 8 – Herbs and Spices for Baby Food – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-08T16:35:32+00:00 January 8th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 8 months, Herbs, Herbs & Spices, Solids and Weaning, stage 1, stage 2, stage 3|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A good time to begin to introduce spices into baby’s foods is around 7-8 months of age.   Fresh or dried, the types of herbs and spices you may add to baby's foods is entirely up to you. It’s a good idea to use all the spices and herbs that you would typically use when cooking meals [...]

Day 7 – First Fruits for Baby – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-07T18:50:19+00:00 January 7th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, First Foods, fruits, Solids and Weaning, stage 1|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Is your baby just starting solid foods? Do you want to start baby off with fruits instead of veggies. it's ok, go ahead and start with fruits!  It's a myth that introducing fruits before veggies will cause your little one to reject vegetables.  Some pediatricians still say to introduce the vegetables first so that your baby [...]

Day 5 – First Vegetables for Babies – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-05T15:12:21+00:00 January 5th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, First Foods, Solids and Weaning, stage 1, vegetables|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

When introducing solid foods to babies, parents most often wonder which foods are suitable as first foods. Naturally, they wonder about fruits, veggies, meats and grains and dairy products. On Day 5 of our series, we give you the best vegetables to offer as baby's first foods.