A Fan of Super Baby Food took the time to write a nice note expressing the reasons she loves Super Baby Food. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Thank you, Dacia, for your permission to reprint your kind words.
I just want you to know what an immense impact your book has made on my life. I’m a research nut & the book saved me a lot of time. Not only useful information, but well organized, user friendly and all-encompassing for all viewpoints or opinions. The second reason it has impacted me is the support it has given me in embarking on homemade food & fully immersed nutrition. Our society has evolved into consumers and we’ve become much too separated from our children’s nutrition. I wanted to breast feed very badly and when I decided to make my own super baby food, I discovered the uncanny parallels the two have as far as stigmas and barriers. I found support for breast feeding and now I’ve found support for super baby food & beyond. What I’ve learned will go far beyond my child’s nutrition and even past our own dinner plates.
A couple years ago, my brother had mentioned possibly making his own baby food. My silent reaction was “you can’t do that, it’s not that simple, baby food is fortified…” Then I had my son 6 months ago and made my research and decisions. I went to Borders and piled up 20 books to sift through before choosing yours since it wasn’t all pictures and glossy pages – LOTS of info and that’s it. Then I went to the family meet & greet for my son’s daycare enrollment & they stated they provide Gerber foods. I asked if I could bring my own in. They just about gasped and said, well maybe if you had a Doctor’s note… Can you believe it! I pushed and spoke to the Director and they agreed if I would label the ingredients. THEN, the following week, the teachers all huddled around me and detained me for a half an hour inquiring excitedly about home made baby food. They just couldn’t get over how wonderful it was all of a sudden. I’m glad I turned them on to it and plan on buying his two teachers copies of your book for Christmas.
I apologize for the windy feedback, but I really thought you’d enjoy the story as well. Thanks for your work and for your time!
Can anyone provide more words of support for Dacia? Has anyone run in to the kind of reaction Dacia did at her day care regarding baby food? How did you handle it?
Starting solids is an important time for parents and baby. Find the answers to these and many other “starting solids” questions:
-How old should baby be to start solids?
-What exactly should I feed my baby?
-How can I keep my little guy safe when feeding?
-Is preparing my own baby food practical, inexpensive?
Traveling & Restaurants with Your Super Baby
Every parent needs a break from homebase but the thought of venturing out with a baby can be daunting! These Ebook tips can help you succeed!
-Packing your little one’s bag including a Master Pack List
-Tips for traveling around the corner and around the globe.
-Dining with your little one at a restaurant with ease!
-Smart helps to properly research your trip to insure a “family-friendly” trip
Going Green for Your Super Baby
Going Green isn’t just fashion, it’s necessary – for you, your home, and for your baby. This informative Ebook provides tips and information for every parent to “Go Green.” Here is a preview of just a few of the topics covered:
-Why Organics is the way to go.
-Buying organic food – the how, the where, and the why
-Household cleaning products that are good for the environment, too.
-Toys can be organic – here’s how.
To download your Super Baby Food Ebooks today, visit the Super Baby Food website today!
What to do when your baby won’t eat a certain food?
It’s a worry for parents. The first thing to remember is not to push it. Put the food away and try again in a few weeks. Sometimes your baby will not eat something that is sweet and tastes good to you. With my baby, it was applesauce. I was surprised (but not upset!) that he simply would not eat it. A few months later, he began eating it with gusto and has loved it ever since.
If you’re afraid a toddler will not like a particularly healthy new food, such as kale, use a little reverse psychology to get her interested. Don’t give her any and eat it in front of her. She will want some. Be hesitant, but agree to give her some. If you’re lucky, she will love to eat it because it makes her feel like a big girl who fits in with the rest of the adults in the family.
Remember, too, babies will almost always make a face when offered a new food, especially if it has a strong flavor. Do not go by her facial expression. Offer her another spoonful and if her little mouth opens to accept a refill, continue feeding!
In the last blog post, we listed some signs of readiness for solid foods that you and your pediatrician will look for to determine whether your baby is ready for solid foods. Remember to discuss these signs with your pediatrician to make the determination whether you baby is ready for solid foods.
Here are more signs of readiness:
- Baby is at least four months old.
- Baby is drinking at least 32-40 ounces of formula per 24 hours and still wants more.
- Baby is breast feeding at least 8-10 times per 24 hours, empties both breasts at each feeding, and still wants more.
- The time between feedings becomes shorter and shorter over a period of several days.
- Baby can bring an object in her hand directly to her mouth.
- Baby shows interest in others eating around her.
- Baby becomes fussy in the middle of the night, whereas before she slept through with no problem.
In a previous blog post we talked about some reasons why starting baby food is not such a good idea. In this blog post and the next, we’ll go in the other direction and list some signs of readiness for solid foods. If you would like to introduce solid foods to your baby, discuss it with your pediatrician and do whatever you and your pediatrician agree is best for your baby.
Here are some signs of readiness of solid foods:
- Baby is at least four months old.
- Baby weighs twice as much as her birth weight
- Baby weighs at least 13-15 pounds
- Baby can sit with support, allowing her to lean forward when she wants another spoonful and backward to refuse.
- Baby has control over her head and neck muscles and can turn her head to refuse food.
- Baby has stopped exhibiting the extrusion reflex when you put a spoon in her mouth. If after several tries, food comes right back out of her mouth when you spoon feed her, she is not yet ready for solid foods.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of this blog post for more sign of readiness for solid baby food. For more information on feeding baby consult the Super Baby Food book or the Super Baby Food App (free for a limited time)!