We started giving Izzy her first solid foods! It is both scary and exciting to give your baby solid food. We hesitated and tried to hold off, but she seemed hungry and more milk didn’t satisfy her. So far she seems to like it! She has tried avocado, banana, sweet potato, and peaches.
I made a chart of baby’s first foods to hang in our kitchen. I did this as a quick remember of foods that are best for a small baby.
Along the way, I found a few websites and books to be helpful. But I’ve also realized I have a love/hate relationship with google! It is wonderful to live in an age of technology where you can look anything up. On the flip side, it can make you a paranoid worried mom. As with many things, I need to find a balance between looking things up and trusting my mommy instincts.
I read Disease Proof Your Child: Feeding Kids Right by Dr. Fuhrman. It was a great read! Very informative and gives you a technical analysis of food and healthy eating habits.
I also bought Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron. I have to admit this book is a little overwhelming! I think she has some great tips and resources, but I haven’t used all of her suggestions and it would take forever to read the whole book.
Lastly, a friend told me about the website Wholesome Baby Food. This is an informative website and the best part is it’s free!