Whether your baby is just getting ready to start eating solid food or your baby has already begun the journey of solid food, Super Baby Food is an excellent book that EnviroCitizen.org recommends for all parents of little ones. The book contains more information than many of the other books out there. It talks about when, how and what to feed your baby and toddler. It teaches parents how to keep baby food safe and how to take control of your baby's nutrition. It also helps parents to understand how to avoid harmful additives and preservatives, and it gives parents a guide on how to make their own baby food.
Ruth Yaron, author of Super Baby Food, is a mother of three boys. When her twins were born, about twenty years ago, they were ten weeks premature and very ill. That prompted her to research pediatric nutrition. When her third son was born, she quit her job as a professor at a university and devoted her time to being a mother and to researching what became Super Baby Food. The book continues to be the best-selling book on baby food and nutrition to this day.
Super Baby Food is a great book because it's far more than recipes. Granted, Yaron gives parents more than three hundred recipes for baby and toddler food, she also offers a sort of how-to guide for parents. If you're a first time parent, you might find yourself wondering if you're feeding your baby appropriately. Is the food too hot? Is your baby eating enough? Yaron answers these questions and much more. She even provides information regarding your baby's physical, emotional, intellectual and psychological development and how you can increase your baby's self-esteem and self-confidence during mealtimes.
Yaron offers information about developmental milestones, like when your baby will begin to drink from a cup or self-feed. She also helps parents remain aware of choking hazards (like hot dogs and grapes) and how to prevent other hazards like burns, poisoning and choking. She also offers fun tips, like how to make meals fun, how to decorate food and how to make food more than just about nutrition. She offers recipes for homemade play dough, finger paints and bubbles, as well as arts and craft ideas that you can do with your toddler!
Super Baby Food is an especially great book for environmentalists because she offers baby-safe and environmentally friendly recipes for household cleaning products (like a baby-safe drain cleaner). Her theory is simple: save money, have healthy children and have a clean home. Her recipes for household cleaning products are inexpensive, but even better, they're safe enough to eat. That means that you don't have to worry about your curious toddler getting into something that could harm him or her.
The book is encyclopedic in size, but it is designed so that parents only need to read a little bit at a time. For example, there are several chapters that are devoted to one month and what your child should be eating and doing during tha tmonth. This is helpful because, like an encyclopedia, you can pull out Super Baby Food when you need it and find exactly what you're looking for with ease. EnviroCitizes.org feels this book as a must-have for parents of young children, especially environmentalist parents!
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