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 Gallery365 Days of Baby Food, 6 months, 8 months, Allergies, Dairy, Forbidden Foods, Info-Graphics, Solids and Weaning, stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, yogurt
"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 [...]
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 Gallery365 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
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 [...]
As discussed thoroughly in my book The Wholesome Baby Food Guide, some foods are better first foods for baby than others. There is a new page devoted to this topic at Best First Foods for Babies I am sure you will find it helpful and if not, please do comment!