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  • Lentil and Vegetable Purée
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    Lentil and Vegetable Purée
    Follow this recipes for Lentil and Vegetable Purée. Full of essential vitamins and minerals, as well as nutrients like protein. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 oz chopped onion or leek 4 oz carrots, peeled and chopped 1/2 oz celer...
  • First Vegetable Purée
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    First Vegetable Purée
    Follow this recipes for your baby's first vegetable purée. Make a delicious blend of nutritious, natural ingredients. Ingredients: 1 carrot 1 parsnip 1 sweet potato Directions: Peel and chop the carrot, parsnip, and sweet potato. Steam and...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Starting Solids
    Making the Move to "Real Foods" for Baby
    Making the Move to "Real Foods" for Baby Introducing solids to the baby should be a matter between you, your baby, and your pediatrician. There are many schools of thought on the subject. Earlier generations of moms, for example, believed that ...
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    What to Feed Your Baby
    What to Feed Your Baby Babyproofing If you make your own baby food, always cook it thoroughly, especially meat, poultry, and fish. Never feed raw or even softcooked eggs to your baby. (Indeed, most pediatricians would advise you to hold off on e...
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    How to Make Baby's Mealtime Easier
    How to Make Baby's Mealtime Easier From the beginning, try to offer your baby a degree of independence when feeding him. Letting your baby feed himself (or at least take part in feedings) not only gives him a degree of independence, it's also a ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Finger Foods
    Fun Finger Foods for Your Baby
    Fun Finger Foods for Your Baby Babyproofing Until your baby can chew, stay with your baby when he has a hard finger food (a bagel, for instance). If he breaks off a piece, quickly sweep it out with your finger so that your baby won't choke on it...
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    How to Tell If Your Baby Likes a New Food
    How to Tell If Your Baby Likes a New Food Don't ignore your baby's signals about eating. Don't be deceived by facial expressions, though. If your child makes a face when tasting something new, he may be reacting to the novelty of the experience ...
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    Warning: Avoid These Foods with Baby
    Warning: Avoid These Foods with Baby Your baby will probably eat almost anything you offer her, so do your best to make sure that the foods you offer her are safe. Foods to avoid include: Citrus fruits (due to their high acidity) Strawberries an...
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    Giving Your Baby Solid Foods for the First Time
    Giving Your Baby Solid Foods for the First Time When giving your baby solid foods for the first time, take it slow and easy. Your child is not likely to sit down to three square meals of carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables, and protein. First...
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    Is Your Baby Ready for Solid Foods?
    Is Your Baby Ready for Solid Foods? Your baby will give you clues that indicate his readiness for solid foods. These clues include the following: His age His weight His appetite The number of times you feed him His physical readiness His inter...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Starting Solids
    Starting Baby on Solids
    Starting Baby on Solids Although you might choose to nurse past six months, at this point your growing baby will need more calories and iron than breast milk or formulas alone can supply. Generally, pediatricians recommend beginning solid foods ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Starting Solids
    Starting Your Baby on Solid Foods
    Starting Your Baby on Solid Foods Starting your baby on solid foods is the beginning of lifelong eating habits that will contribute to his or her overall health. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends feeding your child only breast milk or...
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    Tips on Beginning Solid Foods
    Tips on Beginning Solid Foods Babies usually start eating true solid foods just around six months, and it's not recommended they start before that. There are many reasons for this, but in a nutshell, it's about baby's digestive tract being fully ...
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    Baby Food
    Baby Food: To Buy or To Make?
    Baby Food: To Buy or To Make? Homemade or store-bought? For some parents, the decision is easy: stock up on small jars of pureed fruits, vegetables, and meats. Others opt to do it themselves, preparing baby food at home. Even though time is spent...