first foods

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 [...]

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 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 10 – First Grains for Baby – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-10T09:37:46+00:00 January 10th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, Breakfast, Cereals, First Foods, grains|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Baby cereal does not have to be the very first food that baby eats.  Within the last few years, it has become more acceptable and more pediatricians are acknowledging that fruits, veggies and meats are better first food choices than are cereals.  If you want to make your own baby cereals, try these three grains as [...]

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 [...]

Apple Cider Rice Cooker Oatmeal – It sure tastes yummy!

By | 2014-10-26T18:50:18+00:00 October 26th, 2014|Categories: 6 months, 8 months, Breakfast, Cereals, Fall, Freezes Well, grains, Holiday Foods, More Baby Food Recipes, stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, Transitioning to New Foods|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Do you have a rice cooker? Have you ever made oatmeal in a rice cooker?  It's easy to toss everything in the rice cooker and it comes out very tasty.  A big bonus is that you don't have to hang around stirring, (and stirring and stirring) a pot of oatmeal porridge on the stove-top. Making oatmeal [...]

Homemade Apples & Pumpkin Puree Baby Food Recipe

By | 2014-10-02T18:30:26+00:00 October 2nd, 2014|Categories: 4-6 months, 6 months, 8 months, book, Fall, First Foods, Freezes Well, fruits, Holiday Foods, More Baby Food Recipes, Seasonal, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

For the Fall - Homemade Apples & Pumpkin Puree Baby Food Recipe As luck would have it, pumpkin and apple appear during the Fall at the same time.  You'll be able to take advantage of using these tasty and nutritious fresh ingredients, in season! Pumpkin and apples offer baby an abundance of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, [...]

Rice Cereal, Arsenic and First Foods for Baby

By | 2012-11-10T12:22:27+00:00 November 10th, 2012|Categories: 4-6 months, Breakfast, Cereals, Dangerous Food Items, First Foods, grains|Tags: , , , , , , |

In light of the recent arsenic in rice scare, many parents are once again in a panic over whether they should feed their babies commercial rice cereal.   Arsenic in rice has been a known issue for many years and it likely will be an ongoing one. Arsenic in rice occurs for a variety of reasons.  Arsenic [...]

Rice Cereal, Aresnic and First Foods for Baby

By | 2012-11-10T12:22:27+00:00 November 10th, 2012|Categories: 4-6 months, Breakfast, Cereals, Dangerous Food Items, First Foods, grains, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

In light of the recent arsenic in rice scare, many parents are once again in a panic over whether they should feed their babies commercial rice cereal.   Arsenic in rice has been a known issue for many years and it likely will be an ongoing one. Arsenic in rice occurs for a variety of reasons.  Arsenic [...]