Friday, December 17, 2010

Best Food For Your Baby & Toddler Book Review!!

From Great Expectations comes this helpful, handy book entitled Best Food For Your Baby and Toddler Authored by Jeanette Bessinger and Tracee Yablon-Brenner, this books is designed to help both new ad experienced mothers in making healthy choices when it comes to their child's diet. 384 pages loaded with information on how to go from feeding your baby junk-food, to feeding them natural, homemade foods! While I don't have a child of my own (I'm not even married yet :) I found this book very interesting, and highly informative. I never really thought about it before (not being a mother), but the way we raise our children to eat, even in the first couple years, can and will lay a foundation for the rest of their life. It would be so much easier to start them out on healthy, natural foods from the beginning; instead, we feed them processed foods, and then expect them to make healthy food choices later in life.
Chapters in this book include: American Children's Health Crisis; The Baby Connection, Starting Out Right, The Vegetarian Toddler; Pros and Cons, and the Real Baby Food Guide. I really liked the fact that the authors included recipes for your child from infant up to toddler (and technically older children/adults as well). This book doesn't just show you the problem with how Americans are raising their babies; it gives a real solution and helpful recipes too! 

"Food is a vital, essential part of life. The way a baby is nursed and the types of foods provided in the critical first years can affect a child’s eating preferences and habits for a lifetime. More than a child’s main fuel, food can help newborns double in size, energize developing limbs, and have more protective power than medicines to strengthen a young immune system.
Tracee Yablon Brenner
The newest entry in the best-selling Great Expectations series, Great Expectations: Best Food for Your Baby & Toddler covers all aspects of feeding a baby from birth through age three—from breastfeeding through toddler food preparation. This authoritative and comprehensive guide includes:
  • More than 150 kid-tested recipes and snack ideas, many of which work for the whole family.
  • Information on the natural needs of a child’s developing body and digestive system at each age.
  • The benefits of breastfeeding and feeding children natural, homemade food.
  • Tips on how to prepare simple, nourishing meals and snacks quickly at home.
  • Nutritional recommendations and warnings for important developmental stages.
  • Web resources for topics such as breastfeeding and food allergies.
  • A comprehensive list of whole foods companies and products that make healthy eating faster and easier.
Jeanette Bessinger
Great Expectations: Best Food for Your Baby & Toddler also explores today’s most significant nutrition and food issues, such as whether to buy organic foods exclusively, if a vegetarian diet is healthy for a young child, and important information on food allergies. It is the first book of its kind to address the early prevention of childhood obesity and its many related health issues. Evidence shows that a child who is overweight at 3 is 8 times more likely to become an overweight young adult. The authors offer key tips and practices, not only to prevent excess weight gain in early childhood, but also to help cultivate balanced eating habits from the cradle.
The guidance and advice in Great Expectations: Best Food for Your Baby & Toddler will help all parents to lay the foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating!"

For more information about the authors, visit Jeanette Bessinger's website Balance For Life

Best Food For Your Baby & Toddler is sold online through Amazon for only $10.17.

Disclaimer:I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this post. All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes taken from the Real Food Moms website.

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