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Amara Organic Dried Baby Food Apple and Banana Giveaway *Closed*

This Giveaway is Closed..Winners shown below.  Thanks for participating!

I am so lucky to be exposed to some terrific baby food products because of the writing of Super Baby Food.   One of those great products is Amara, an organic dried baby food product.  Busy moms are always looking for ways to feed on the go when necessary – for day trips or traveling or simply when in a pinch.  Amara organic food pouches are a convenient, clever way to feed baby organic food.  With this giveaway, Amara is offering five winners their apple and  banana baby food pouches.

Amara dried organic food is easy to prepare. Amara tells us, “Simply add breast milk, formula, or water and it’s ready for your baby to eat! Our lightweight pouch slips into your pocket or purse and is the perfect way to guarantee a wholesome meal for your baby without the hassle.”

You can learn more about Amara and the products they offer at their baby food link.

The Amara  giveaway will reward five winners each with both a banana and an apple serving. Giveaway begins today and ends March 20th at midnight…tell all your friends!  Winners must live in US  or Canada to be eligible to win!

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Super Baby Food Wins Awards | Five Book Giveaway | CLOSED 02/17/14

I know YOU love and trust Super Baby Food and YOUR stamp of approval is all I need. It is nice, however, to be recognized by the rest of the world.

Super Baby Food, 3rd edition has won the Gold Family Choice Award and the Gold Feathered Quill Award!

To celebrate the awards and Valentine’s day I am giving away 5 copies of the new edition.  Contest will end Feb 17th and is open to US and Canada residents.  Check back here for the winners on Monday!

This offer is now CLOSED. Thank you for all your wonderful comments. Winners have been contacted by email.

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The New Super Baby Food Dazzling Prize Package Giveaway

The Super Baby Food Prize Package Giveaway is now <<CLOSED>>. Thank you for your participation! Congratulations to our FIVE winners who were notified by email!

Robin H, Gina B., Nicole B., Carolyn D., Anna Mae J.

As devoted fans of Super Baby Food, I know that you have been patiently waiting for an updated version of  your purple baby food bible! The time has come.

Super Baby Food, Third Edition, completely revised and updated, will be released on September 9th!

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I could not be more excited to answer your demand for the most up-to-date medically and nutritionally sound information to feed your baby and toddler. The Third Edition has all the information you already LOVE about Super Baby Foodand so much more! Together we are better poised than ever to create the perfect, nutritionally superior bite for your babies and toddlers!

Although I am happy for you to purchase the new edition at any time, I want to encourage you to be one of the first people to benefit from the new edition by offering you a chance to win one of FIVE fantabulous Super Baby Food Mom/Baby Prize Packages!

Super Baby Food Giveaway Prize Package

Here is how you enter:

Pre-order Super Baby Food, Third Edition from one of the following places: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Super Baby Store, Books-a-Million or Powell’s Books. (If you’ve already ordered, no worries!) (To enter with no purchase necessary send along an email to Claudine@superbabyfood.com with what you like best at SuperBabyFood.com!)

Forward your receipts (this will act as your entry) to claudine@superbabyfood.com to be entered to win one of Five Super Baby Food Prize Packages.

Winners will be picked randomly using randomizer.org on September 9, 2013 and will be announced right here on the Super Baby Food Blog and through email! Buy as many copies as you like for your friends, mom-club members, family, co-workers – each purchase is an entry!

Contest is open to anyone in the US and Canada.

Announcing the Super Baby Food Prize Package:

We love this Zoli OHM Baby Changing Pad. Not only does it look great, it is a tool that you will use again and again. Using Baby OHM gives you peace of mind and also helps your baby stay “centered” during changing time with the non-toxic, non-slip material.

Zoli Gum massagers are the best! Gummy Sticks have ergonomic handles so it is easy for babies to hold and textured nubs to gently massage gums and teeth. Easy to grasp handle is reminiscent of toothbrushes helping to establish early dental hygiene. The anti-choke prevents over-insertion. (Set of 2)

For baby food preparation, there is no better or safer way to freeze Super Baby Food Cubes than using a stainless steel ice cube tray. This tray is easy-to-use, and non-toxic. It works like a dream and protects you and your loved ones from the toxic effects of BPA.

 

 

A signed copy of the new Super Baby Food. We know that you just purchased one, Silly! Tuck away that one for your next baby shower and place this signed copy on your kitchen counter!

Sephora Gift Card

A $50 gift card to Sephora. This one is just for you. Use it to buy something pampering like Philosophy Pure Grace Shower Gel, or snag the latest Fall eye shadow stick or lip gloss. No one has to know what you choose!

Pretty cool Prize Package, huh? I want you to be as excited as I am.

Want to read a chapter of the book before you buy? Check out this sample chapter.

Want to share some love about Super Baby Food? Go here.

Want me to let you go so you can buy the brand new edition of Super Baby Food and enter to win the Super Baby Food Prize Package? Of course you do! Go get it!

AmazonBarnes & NobleSuper Baby StoreBooks-a-Million or Powell’s Books

Thank you for participating and celebrating with me! Check back on September 9th to see the Prize Package Giveaway winners and for more ways to win a free copy of Super Baby Food!

Best,

Ruth Yaron

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Super Baby Food is Published in a Romanian Edition!

As you may have guessed, Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron is a popular parenting “must have” for hundreds of thousands of parents in the US and Canada.

Did you also know that Super Baby Food is requested all over the world?

Although we do not have an edition of Super Baby Food available everywhere in the world – yet – we are working on it. To that end, Ruth is pleased to announce  the Romanian edition of the book.  We are so pleased to be able to reach the parents in Romania and are working hard to reach parents anywhere in the world who want to learn to feed their baby through the use of Super Baby Food!

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The Martha Stewart Show Featuring Ruth Yaron, Super Baby Food and an Applesauce Recipe, Too!

In case you did not see the Martha Stewart Show where Ruth and Super Baby Food is featured, you can see it below along with a demonstration of very simple, but delicious, apple sauce recipe. Enjoy!

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What You Did Not Know About Martha Stewart

Ruth Yaron’s appearance on the Martha Stewart Show, as we have been proudly mentioning, was aired Monday, at 10 am and 2pm on the Hallmark Channel.

Martha introduced Ruth and prepared a recipe for baby “pink applesauce” that is now featured on her website.  We thought it would be fun to ask Ruth a couple of questions about her visit with Martha.  Her answers may surprise you. The answers are also a great conversation starter for those holiday dinners when you need something witty to contribute to the conversation.

You can visit the Martha Stewart Website for more information on the episode that featured Super Baby Food here.

Question for Ruth:

Can you tell us one thing about Martha Stewart that you didn’t know before you met her?

Ruth says:

I never knew she was a professional model.  She has photos on the walls in the hallway behind the stage.  She is as beautiful in person as she is on TV and in the pictures of her in the media and in her books.  She is a natural beauty.

Question for Ruth:

What was your favorite part of meeting Martha Stewart?

Ruth says:

Meeting THE Martha Stewart.   I loved watching all the activity behind the scenes while the show was being taped.  Every one of her staff was professional, very kind, and organized and they all worked together perfectly, like a well-oiled machine.  They were all very capable and extremely efficient without rushing anyone, and they had a great sense of humor and an easiness about them.   They enjoyed me kidding around saying stuff like, “What do you say when you meet Martha Stewart?  ‘Hello, your majesty!’ with a curtsy? (which I did NOT say to her, by the way).”  It was really an all-around fabulous experience and I had fun being a part of it.

How is that for some Martha Stewart Trivia? Martha was, indeed, a model for Chanel. Check out this link which shows the proof!

Thanks to all the Super Baby Food fans who tuned into the show and told all their friends.  You are the best!

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Super Baby Food Black Friday Giveaway – Win Book, Toys R Us Gift Cards

Super Baby Food wishes everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!

In keeping the spirit of Thanksgiving and of course, the tradition of Black Friday, Super Baby Food is running a contest on its Facebook page on Black Friday.  We are going to give away a copy of Super Baby Food and a Toys R Us gift card to FIVE winners.

To enter, simply respond to the question we post on our Facebook Page Friday Morning.  The good news is, there is no incorrect answer – all answers are correct!  We will announce the five winners on our Facebook Page on Saturday morning.  Take advantage of this contest to jump-start to your holiday shopping!

PS.  Don’t forget to watch Ruth Yaron on the Martha Stewart Show, Tuesday, 11/28 at 10 est on the Hallmark Channel!

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A Fan Speaks Out For Super Baby Food! Super Baby Food Says Thank You!

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!

Dacia Volz
Dunmore, PA

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?

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Moms Want To Know About Feeding Oatmeal to Baby

Moms Want To Know About:

Feeding Oatmeal to their baby.

Mom Asks:

Is my 6 month old too young for oatmeal porridge?

Ruth says:

No, he’s not too young, you can start him on oatmeal Super Porridge, just make sure it’s very smooth so he won’t choke on any lumps.  Get the organic steel cut oats or just plain oatmeal flakes from the natural foods store or the part of the supermarket that has “health” foods.  Quick cook oatmeal or the brands processed with sugar aren’t as healthy as plain, unprocessed oatmeal.  It is perfectly normal and very common for babies to get constipated when they start eating solid foods, especially on whole grains because of the fiber.

Here’s what to do about constipation:  Feed him about 2 ounces of commercial jarred baby prunes with the oatmeal.  Only two ounces, though, or you’ll have poop up the back !  With each meal, offer your baby a few tablespoons of plain water in a cup.  Let him get used to and like drinking plain water, not juice.  Thanks for writing! :-)

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Moms Want To Know: Suggested Baking Alternative to Gluten Free Flour?

Mom asks:

You have many terrific recipes in your book, Super Baby Food. Can you suggest a Gluten Free alternative to Super Flour?

Ruth says:

Hi!
Flour for baking regular yeast breads pretty much has to be flour with gluten because the it’s the gluten (the protein in the flour) that raises breads.  The gluten has to be developed by kneading.  Bread rises when yeast eat starch and produce carbon dioxide as a byproduct and form tiny bubbles in the bread.  The developed stretchable gluten stretches to accommodate the bubbles, blow up a bit, and cause the bread to rise. So gluten is necessary for yeast breads that rise.

Wheat is the grain that has the most gluten.  Wheat flour used in yeast breads can be processed white flour or whole wheat flour–whole wheat flour is more nutritious but doesn’t rise as well as white flour.  Many recipes for homemade whole wheat bread or breadmaker recipes usually contain only some whole wheat flour, the majority being white flour.  White flour makes a light loaf.  Whole wheat flour doesn’t rise as well because of it’s course bran.

Quick breads, on the other hand, don’t really need the gluten as a leavening agent (an ingredient which makes dough rise).  The baking powder or baking soda reacts and bubbles up and causes the quick bread to rise a bit.  No gluten is needed because the powder/soda instead causes the bread to rise..  So you can use a GF flour to bake quick breads but not yeast breads.  You can use just about any flour–rice flour, garbanzo bean flour (the Spice Goddess on the cooking channel is big into garbanzo bean flour), quinoa flour, millet flour, and any flour that does not contain gluten.  Your natural foods store will have a nice variety and there will probably be an employee who can help you.

Good luck in your baking!  Thanks for writing.
:-)
Ruth

If you have your own question for Ruth, share it in our Superbabyfood.com contact form.

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