Learning to eat well and educating the palate are as important for kids as learning their abc's. In Naturally Delicious Meals for Baby, author Gerrie Hawes has created over 150 fabulous organic, easy-to-prepare recipesranging from the first taste of puree to tempting toddler mealsthat will help parents give their babies the best possible nutritional start in life. Hawes also includes vital information on weaning babies and toddlers, such as: how to spot the signs that show babies are ready to wean; when to introduce certain foods; allergy indicators; ways to encourage good eating habits, and much more. Complete with comprehensive meal planners for each stage and reassuring hints and advice (did you know that fennel is a good remedy for colic?), Naturally Delicious Meals for Baby will show parents how to stimulate their babies' palates so they will develop a love for all kinds of healthy foods and great life-long eating habits.
|Publisher:||Da Capo Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Gerrie Hawes is the founder of the organic, award-winning brand Fresh Daisy, the leading brand of baby food in the UK, and a campaigner for the improvement of mainstream baby foods. A widely recognized baby nutrition expert, she is regularly featured in magazines and newspapers such as The Sunday Times. Hawes lives with her family in the UK.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I wanted to make my son's food, but had no idea where to start. My mother in law helped me by picking out this book and I have treasured it ever since. Receipes are easy to follow and I love that after the purees I have ideas for finger foods and everything all the way up. Great books to help you out, especially if you are like me and didn't even know where to begin.
Although I enjoy cooking, the thought of making my baby's food was completely overwhelming at first. I was encouraged by a friend who recommended this book and a large Pampered Chef Micro Cooker as two essentials. Boy was she right! When I purchased this book, I recall seeing a reviewer give it a low rating b/c she said the recipes were too basic. I see what she's saying, but that actually was a benefit to the book for many of us who wanted a comprehensive (and at times basic) book to get us started. Plus, once you're past the puree stage, the recipes get much more like recipes for adult food - except you're just making very small portions. Each section of the book starts with a description of "what to expect" from your child at that particular stage. That was also helpful. For example, meal time can be fine one day and for the following week, the baby will refuse some of his or her favorite foods. At first you feel like banging your head against the table. The book helps to prepare you for those times and to help you take them in stride when they arrive. With the help of this book and a lot of patience and persistence on my part, my 19 month old eats a variety of healthy foods. This book really does help you transition your child from baby food to table food. How can you put a value on that?