I know I have been chattering on and on about baby food lately but when you are in the thick of first feedings it is all you can think about. I mean, it is a pretty big deal, giving your baby their very first tastes of food! When I first started giving solids to the twins someone recommended a wonderful resource to me and I wanted to pass it on to you too, readers.
Wholesome Baby Food has been a tremendous resource to me over the past 3.5 years. It is packed full of super (and FREE!) information all about the whats, whens and hows of feeding your child. There are solid food charts based on age to help you determine what is appropriate for your littlest diner as well as sample menus (also based on age). What I think is super helpful is that it covers when you can give your baby certain foods and more importantly what foods you should hold off on to keep allergies at bay. Even with Baby R I have had to check back in to remember when things like eggs are OK...it sure is nice to be able to pull up Wholesome Baby Food and get my answer in less than a minute!
Not only are there the helpful guides I mentioned but many handy hints on making your own baby food. I also have gotten some great baby and kid recipe ideas from the site. My personal favorite was dusting tofu cubes with crushed Cheerios as a finger food (I also used crushed graham crackers). People would be amazed that my children would eat tofu but they did and still do but I probably never would have thought of it if not for this site. Baby R will soon be trying this out for the first time and I hope she enjoys it as much as A&W did.
If you have a baby or toddler you really should check out http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/ for ideas. There are loads of great recipes, ideas as well as important nutrition information. Do check it out and, trust me, try the tofu!