Solids and Weaning

Introducing Vegetables Before Fruits to Baby – Baby Food

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 [...]

Introducing Vegetables Before Fruits to Baby – Baby Food2018-09-17T18:14:12+00:00

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

"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 [...]

Day 30 – Dairy Infographic, When to introduce milk and dairy products – 365 Days of Baby Food2015-01-30T15:13:17+00:00

Day 28 – Saucy Avocados – 365 Days of Baby Food

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 [...]

Day 28 – Saucy Avocados – 365 Days of Baby Food2018-09-20T21:15:50+00:00

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

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 [...]

Day 22 – Choking and Finger Foods – 365 Days of Baby Food2015-01-22T20:31:18+00:00

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

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 [...]

Day 17 – Solid Food Intro. Tip – 365 Days of Baby Foods2015-01-17T20:15:32+00:00

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

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 [...]

Day 13 – Constipation and “P” Fruits – 365 Days of Baby Food2015-01-13T23:14:32+00:00

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

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 [...]

Day 8 – Herbs and Spices for Baby Food – 365 Days of Baby Food2015-01-08T16:35:32+00:00

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

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 [...]

Day 7 – First Fruits for Baby – 365 Days of Baby Food2015-01-07T18:50:19+00:00

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

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.

Day 5 – First Vegetables for Babies – 365 Days of Baby Food2015-01-05T15:12:21+00:00

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