UPDATED FOR GIVEAWAY: Best Food for Your Baby and Toddler - Review and Giveaway

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Best Food for Your Baby and Toddler by Jeanette L. Bessinger with Tracee Yablon - Brenner is one of those books you do not really think you need, until you see it.
Well, that was what I thought...
I was able to review it and I am glad I did!

The book was broken down into three parts.
Part One - They Are What They Eat
Part Two - Feeding Your Child
Part Three- Real Food for Real Kids

As you can imagine, the first part of the book is filled with useful information about the eating habits!
You learn about the Obesity Epidemic, as well as Prevention.
You also learn about the "real food" versus S.A.D. food.
Part One also shares with us information about the basic nutritional information and the pros/cons of having a vegetarian child.
Whoa!
That is just part one!
(I told you, LOTS of information!)

Part Two Starts to explore more into the feeding of your little one.
From the Section of FEEDING Your Child, The First Year...
You learn about breastfeeding, getting a good latch, the feeding stages are broken down into 4-6 month, 6-9 month and 9-12 month.
It also shares information about introducing the sippy cup, bibs and more.
Oh, it even helps with information on what type of high chair is right for you!

Part Three was the section I enjoyed!
If/When we have another baby, I want to try and go the whole, make my own baby food route...
This section has recipes for home made baby food!
Once again, it breaks it down with several points of great information.
It starts off with pointers on preparing your kitchen and pantry.
It also tells you the different cooking techniques.
For me, this was very helpful!

Now, are you ready?
The last bit of information in Part Three is tons of recipe ideas!
Once again, it is broken down into sections...
9-12 month, 12-18 month and 18 month to 3 years.
You can look it up based upon:
Finger Foods, Vegetables, Fruits, Pasta and Grains, Protein Entrees and more!

As of that isn't enough right there:
At the start of each recipe they tell you the serving breakdown for the recipe they give you.
(Such as: makes 16 toddler servings OR 9 adult servings)
At the end of each recipe, they have also included the Nutritional Information!

Great book to have in your home library!
I think that this would be a great book for a baby shower... or a welcome home gift when the new family leaves the hospital.
Or just a thinking of you and wanted to try and make it a bit easier for you gift :)
Can you tell I just LOVE gifts?!

Did you notice that Best Food for Your Baby and Toddler is also by the same authors of
Don't forget to follow the REAL FOOD MOMS on FACEBOOK.

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Contest will end June 14 at midnight.
Contest for US and Canadian residents, 18 and older.
Random.org will select the winner.
Winner will have 72 hours to respond to winning email or a new winner will be selected

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Comments

  1. I make all of Sam's baby food and have been looking for a good book to follow!

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  4. I would love to win because I'm always looking for new recipes

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  9. I would like to win this book because my husband and I plan on trying to get pregnant soon (our first) and it would be very useful for us.
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  18. Now that my child is 14 months and completely off of purees, I'm struggling with what to feed him. This book would be a great help!

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  23. I would love to win, because I think this very helpful when it comes to children!

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  24. This would be great for a freind who just had a baby

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  25. For Rachel and Dan, who recently had little Will!

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  26. I have a picky 15month old and am always looking for something to feed her or ideas on how to get her to eat.

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  27. i would love to win this because our son needs some healthy foods to eat
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  28. We just adopted a little boy and I don't want him to get fat like we are. asdfff@bellsouth.net

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  29. I entered the Simple Foods for Busy Families Book Giveaway.

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  30. I entered the Scare Me Not Monster Giveaway.

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