Super Baby Food: Absolutely everything you should know about feeding your baby and toddler from starting solid foods to age three years.

Super Baby Food: Absolutely everything you should know about feeding your baby and toddler from starting solid foods to age three years.

by Ruth Yaron


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Super Baby Food: Absolutely everything you should know about feeding your baby and toddler from starting solid foods to age three years. by Ruth Yaron

ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING you should know about feeding your baby and toddler from beginning solid foods through age three years.  The Super Baby Food Diet is a super healthy lacto-ovo vegetarian diet composed only of the most wholesome foods, including whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits, and yogurt.  It is the most complete baby food reference book on the market today. 

Here's a list of the information included in the book. 

  • How and when to start your baby on solid foods, with detailed information on the best and safest high chair, spoons, bibs, and other feeding equipment.
  • Which foods to introduce to your baby during each month of his first year, with details on proper food consistency, amount, and temperature.
  • How much you can expect your baby to eat and drink during the months of her first year with information on her digestive system at each age.
  • Interesting details on your baby's physical, emotional, intellectual, and psychological development as it applies to self-feeding and mealtimes; how you can increase your baby's or toddler's self-esteem and self-confidence during mealtimes.
  • The age you can expect your baby to start finger feeding, drinking from a cup, eating table foods, and self-feeding with a spoon and fork.
  • If you choose to make homemade baby food, this book will give you the knowledge and confidence to make your own healthy and safe homemade baby vegetables, fruits, cereals, (meats--which are optional), and other Super Baby Foods.
  • Extensive information on food allergies; foods considered choking hazards; foods likely to cause digestive problems in young babies; and safety precautions to prevent burns and poisoning.
  • Thousands of money-saving and time-saving child care and kitchen tips.
  • How to make meals fun! Food decorating! Cute cake patterns! Toddler party snacks and favors! Many other entertaining ideas!
  • More than 350 quick, easy, delicious, nutritious, and sometimes entertaining recipes for babies and toddlers, including imitation homemade recipes for: Pop Tartsr, Grape Nutsr and other breakfast cereals, instant breakfast drinks, hot chocolate mix, Shake-N-Baker, Pamr, Fruit Roll-Upsr, Stove-top Stuffing Mixr, homemade vanilla extract, Hamburger Helperr, and more. So much cheaper and healthier (no preservatives needed!) to make for your toddler and family!
  • Recipes for homemade play dough, finger paints and brush paints, bubbles for blowing, and dozens more children's arts and crafts recipes and ideas.
  • Ideas for Halloween, Christmas, Easter, birthday parties, and homemade toddler toys and gifts.
  • Extensive information on nutrition and your baby, including nutrient tables of all major vitamins and minerals with convenient baby-sized portions to help you be sure that your baby is getting proper nourishment.
  • How to save money by making homemade yogurt, fruit leather, and how to grow sprouts, fruit plants, and herbs in your kitchen for fun and food.
  • Easy, economical recipes for homemade baby accessories, such as baby wipes, diaper cream, and many more.
  • Baby-safe and environmentally-friendly recipes for household cleaning products, such as baby-safe drain cleaners, furniture polish, window cleaners, and more. These recipes cost only pennies to make and are so safe that most are actually edible!!
  • Tips for removing crayon, spit-up, and urine stains from baby clothes, carpets, and furniture.
  • This book is the most complete and well-researched baby food book on the market today. Even though it is 600 pages, it is cleverly designed for the busy parent to read only a small part each month as baby grows.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780965260312
Publisher: Roberts, F. J. Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/1998
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 593
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

How to Use this Book to Get the Most Information in the Least Amount of Time
1. Beginning Solid Foods: When to Start? Which Food First? What Consistency? How Much?
2. The Feeding Area and Equipment
3. Baby's Very First Meal
4. Food Allergies and the Four-day Wait Rule
5. Important Safety Warnings
6. How Much Should My Baby Eat?
7. How Much Should My Baby Drink?
8. Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
9. Mealtimes and Your Baby's Development
10. A Month-By-Month Summary Schedule for the Introduction of Foods in Baby's First Year
11. Feeding Your Super Baby During the First Few Weeks
12. Feeding Your Super Baby at 6 Months
13. Feeding Your Super Baby at 7 Months
14. Feeding Your Super Baby at 8 Months
15. Feeding Your Super Baby at 9 Months
16. Feeding Your Super Baby at 10 Months
17. Feeding Your Super Baby at 11 Months
18. Feeding Your Super Toddler
19. The Super Baby Food Diet
20. Kitchen Equipment
21. Kitchen and Baby Food Hygiene
22. Methods of Freezing and Thawing the Super Baby Foods
23. Vegetables and Fruits
24. Super Porridge Cereals
25. Whole Grain Super Baby Foods
26. Legumes: Dried Beans, Peas, and Lentils
27. Nuts, Seeds, and Sprouts
28. Yogurt and Dairy Foods
29. Egg Yolks
30. Miscellaneous Super Baby Foods
31. Meat
33. Food Decorating
34. Let's Have a Party!
35. Arts and Crafts, Gifts, Costumes, and More
A. Specific Fruits and Vegetables
B. Homemade Baby Products and Accessories
C. Baby-Safe, Environmentally-Friendly Cleaning Products
D. Your Kitchen Window is a Green Mine
E. Nutrition 101: A Crash Course in Nutrition
F. Nutrient Tables with Baby-Sized Portions
G. Measures and Metric Equivalents

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Super Baby Food: Absolutely everything you should know about feeding your baby and toddler from starting solid foods to age three years. 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 98 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Super Baby Food is the BEST nutrition book I have ever encountered. It was recommended to me by my sister, who had it recommended to her...and so on. Not only did I learn how to make nutritious meals for my son (now almost 2), but it has helped to make a lifestyle change for the entire family. We now are more awaare about the products we buy and put into our bodies. We have learned how to save money, use safe cleaning products, make stickers, buy name it, it's in this book! I reference my Super Baby Food book for everyday cooking more often than Betty Crocker!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my niece as a 'welcome baby' gift. I had the first edition myself when my 13 year old was a baby and I used it all the time. There is a section that goes over specific foods and what age to first give to baby and how to prepare etc. The simple instructions on making your own baby food were great - my 3 youngest kids never ate a jar of store bought baby food! The only negative is there is almost an overload of information and some of it is like "duh!" - very basic, common sense things, but I just skipped over the stuff I knew and took in all the rest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buy the new edition instead...SO MUCH BETTER!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my daughter at her request and she is enjoying it greatly. The book covers a wide variety of topics and the recipes are easy and yummy
Lisa13 More than 1 year ago
DO NOT get overwhelmed by the size of this book. It is large and packed with INCREDIBLE information!!! The author, a mom herself, wrote this book knowing how difficult it is to actually find time a book. She instructs the reader what to read and where to stop. Some of her comments are quite entertaining. But in all seriousness, she includes all that a healthy Mom would want to know in regards to what she should be feeding her child. The day and age everyone is looking for convenience, well good things take time. We all need to go into the cobwebbed filled "common sense corner" and think for a moment...if you are buying food for your children that requires you to peel back the plastic top and toss it to your children as you are driving down the road, something is wrong...good food doesn't come in shrink wrap. The book is packed with information...isn't the health of your children worth it?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book gave me all the information I needed to make all of my own baby food, but it also is a helpful food reference I use to plan meals for my whole family. It includes a section that lists the most commonly used fruits and vegetables with information on at which age to first give to baby, cooking instructions, when it's in season, and more. It also lists the top sources of each vitamin, mineral, fatty acids, and healthy fats. Don't be discouraged by the fact that the Super Food diet does not include meat. This tells you everything you need to know about preparing all other types of food. And the author does (grudgingly) include a token section on meat that gives you the basics.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am currently using this book and I will keep using it for my future children, unless I find something better. This book offers a lot of detailed information and would not be a good choice for a person who is looking for a quick reference book. Pros: 1. Beginning solid foods 2. Month by month food guide 3. How to prepare homemade baby food 4. Preparing homemade "super porridge" 5. Healthy recipes 6. Food reference appendix Cons: 1. Her opinions and biases (which are stated throughout the book) may conflict with your beliefs 2. There is a lot of other information (i.e. crafts and homemade products) that may not interest you 3. The section on meat is too brief 4. Some of the info is outdated (information is only current up to the copyright date) 5. She contradicts herself in a few places 6. The books seems a little scattered This book is not absolute, but what book is. I have been happy with this book even though I haven't followed her recommendations precisely. As the author states, you should consult with your pediatrician before using this book. I am the kind of person who likes to get all the information I can and then pick out what is best for my family. With the information I have received from this book, my pediatrician, and current research, I feel I can make the best decisions for my child's nutrition.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is clear and easy to read. There is a lot of information about food in general such as how to choose, store, clean, and appropriatly cook produce for baby or yourself. I especially liked the sections that outline what kinds of foods to introduce at different months. There are also a ton of recipes for baby or toddler. Overall, a useful and practical book for feeding baby.
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sciencemom More than 1 year ago
This book has been an amazing resource, helping me to wade through all the useless and silly information that the baby food companies put out there. I learned how to prepare very nutritious (organic) meals for my little one for a fraction of the cost of store bought food. The author takes you through how and what to feed your baby month by month. Bravo! The author also includes lots of other helpful kitchen and baby info. Its nice to have this all in one resource.
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JJ827 More than 1 year ago
This has become my Bible as I introduce foods to our first child. I LOVE knowing that I'm providing the healthiest of foods AND saving money. And it's very easy! The structure of the book is helpful in that it suggests monthly foods to introduce to baby starting at four or five months. It also tells how to prepare the foods, which is extremely helpful. We've especially loved the "food cube method" of pureeing fruits and steamed vegetables and freezing them in ice cube trays, then bagging the foods and keeping them in the freezer for easy to use portions. We buy organic fruits and veggies, and even with those premium prices, we're saving tons of money by not buying much traditional baby food in jars. The book does not have a large section on meat, but the author suggests alternatives to get baby her protein. It also doesn't mention organic foods much, but that may be because it's 10 years old and that wasn't often an option then. We don't take all the advice she gives - for example we haven't completely incorporated the "super baby porridge" into baby's diet - but so much of the info is extremely helpful. The book has a lengthy and excellent bonus section about finger foods, crafts, activities, fun recipes kids love, etc. Great resource! I wish they would release a newer version because every parent would enjoy this book! Even though it's older, it's still a fantastic reference and guide. Enjoy!!
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BBmisha More than 1 year ago
with my first two children I read it from cover to cover, and would spend more time reading this book than anything else. it is sooo helpful!! - gives you info on when you can introduce each type of food, how to cook it, i loved the recipes. Now with another child on the way, going to purchase another copy (gave mine away to a friend). i'm sure you will find it helpful!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
yes, it's full of ideal but i try some and it not work at all. The book don't have any color photo, all the photo is in black and white and in bad quality. i prefer many book by Annabel Karmel, it's have very good recipe and easy to follow. the two I got is "Supper food for baby and children" and "The healthy baby meal planner", love it.
trinalfox More than 1 year ago
This book was recommended to me by another first time mom. Its a terrific reference book. Super Baby Food is full of ideas, recipes, charts, and nutrition guides. I have not, nor will not, be making some of their staple recipes in the book, super porridge or fruit leather. (The mom that recommended this to me did make the fruit leather and did NOT recommend that recipe.) Luckily, there are many companies out there now that take much of the work out of needing to cook baby food. (ie Earth's Best Organic) Please check with your pediatrician first before using some of Super Baby Food's recipes recommendations. Our doctor does not recommend honey until a child is 2-3 years old, but the book has a recipe that includes honey for a 1 year old. There are more examples like this one, so please be careful.