Better Baby Food: Your Essential Guide To Nutrition, Feeding And Cooking For All Babies And Toddlers by Daina KalninsBetter Baby Food: Your Essential Guide To Nutrition, Feeding And Cooking For All Babies And Toddlers by Daina Kalnins

Better Baby Food: Your Essential Guide To Nutrition, Feeding And Cooking For All Babies And Toddlers

byDaina Kalnins, Joanne Saab

Paperback | September 12, 2008

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The complete, authoritative guide that takes the guesswork out of feeding babies -- from birth to 24 months and beyond.

This newly revised and expanded edition of Better Baby Food combines the most up-to-date expert advice with easy-to-read information about every aspect of feeding babies, from breastfeeding and bottle feeding up to and beyond the introduction of solid foods.

The addition of 50 brand new recipes brings the total to 250, all organized by both meals and age range. Each recipe includes a nutritional analysis, and each page is packed with tips, recommendations and commonsense guidelines for parents and caregivers. Some of the important topics explored are food safety and allergies, teething and tooth care, digestive problems, essential vitamins and minerals, snacking, homemade versus commercially prepared foods, childhood obesity, and vegetarian diets.

In addition, the front section of the book includes 100 pages of up-to-date, easy-to-understand nutritional information -- helping children start off on a healthy life.

Daina Kalnins, MSc, RD, is a registered dietitian and a clinical specialist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She has 15 years' professional experience in pediatric research and nutrition. She is the mother of two young children and is author, with Debbie Stone and Joyce Touw, of Better Breastfeeding. Joanne Saab, RD, ...
Title:Better Baby Food: Your Essential Guide To Nutrition, Feeding And Cooking For All Babies And ToddlersFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:336 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.88 inShipping dimensions:10 × 7 × 0.88 inPublished:September 12, 2008Publisher:Robert RoseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0778801950

ISBN - 13:9780778801955


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great resource! While a lot of this information can be found online, it is nice to have a comprehensive, legitimate guide to feeding my baby.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It!! This is a great recipe book for the whole family! I have tried a few of the recipes already - and love them! They are easy to make and taste delicious. I highly recommend this book!
Date published: 2010-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book I love that this book goes from Birth to Adult. My husband and I enjoy all the recipes I make for my toddler, which makes dinner time so much easier. They are healthier the then average recipe and are kid friendly, she has liked everything as well. Great book!
Date published: 2010-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the alpha and omega on feeding baby This book is truly the alpha and omega on feeding baby. It provides solid advice on bottle/breast feeding, making the transition to solids, etc. It also provides good, standard recipes for food that babies and toddlers will actually eat! (Mom and Dad have enjoyed them too.) I used this book for my two kids and would absolutely recommend it to new parents.
Date published: 2010-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent resource from Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children Although some info regarding when to begin feeding solid foods has changed since publication (according to Health Canada 6 months rather than 4 months), the recipes, tips and ideas are invaluable for anyone cooking for young children but in particular for new Moms. Many recipes good for the whole family. A great shower gift.
Date published: 2009-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! My son is about to turn 5, and I still use this book, as well as the better food for kids. Simple recipes with easy to find ingredients. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2009-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great recipes for over 1 year Great resource book when wanting to start solids. Recipes are very tasty (adults like them too). I would prefer more recipes for 6-12 months .... very few compared to other similar books.
Date published: 2007-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book Great tasting and easy to make healthy recipes that my whole family enjoys. Each recipe includes the age starting at which children can enjoy the foods, taking into consideration possible food allergies and other factors (i.e. recipes containing honey are for children ages 1 & up). I own another baby recipe book that is not as accurate as this one is in this respect.
Date published: 2006-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good book! Recipies are easy and delicious for toddlers and adults. Simple recipies and tricks that work!
Date published: 2006-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I have tried many of the recipes and they all tasted great!
Date published: 2006-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent This book is an excellent guide to feeding, and transitioning onto solids. I LOVE all the recipes! I can prepare them for the whole family.
Date published: 2004-02-10

Read from the Book

Introduction In this second edition of Better Baby Food, we have talked more about many aspects of breastfeeding, including solutions to common questions and concerns; we've updated the formula section to include some of the new formulas available on the market; and we've provided more information on some important components of a healthy, balanced diet, such as fiber and omega 3 fatty acids. We responded to comments we received from readers of the first edition of Better Baby Food and have reduced the amount of sugar and salt in many of the recipes. We have also added 50 exciting new recipes for families to try. Some important changes include less restriction on foods in the first year of life. For the majority of infants, food restrictions are unnecessary after 6 months of age; however, current literature still recommends introducing one new food at a time. Other changes have occurred in the lives of the authors. Daina's young children are now older -- her daughter turned 9 in 2008, and her little boy is now 7 years old. Both were breastfed and are great eaters today. They enjoy variety and always do the "lick test" when new foods are presented (see page 61 for more on the lick test). Joanne has twin girls who are now 5 years old. Both were breastfed, and Joanne does admit to the challenge of breastfeeding multiples. People are constantly amazed by the variety of foods Joanne's children eat, and while they may not always like the new foods they try, they are willing to try almost anything, which is fantastic!

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Nutritional Analysis
Nutritional Advice in Brief

Chapter 1
Breast Milk

Chapter 2
Infant Formula

Chapter 3
Introducing Solids (6 to 8 Months)

Chapter 4
Time for Table Food (8 to 12 Months)

Chapter 5
The Toddler Years (12 to 14 Months)

Chapter 6
Adverse Reactions to Food

Chapter 7
Nutrition Facts

The Recipes


Editorial Reviews

[Review of earlier edition:) An excellent and ideal source for parents, especially new parents ... It is a true blessing for parents to have such a source handy and readily available for use at home. It is definitely recommended for personal use and a great book for public libraries.