Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Giveaway: Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet

The more astute of you might know that The Bug is 7 months old now.  That means that we have handily entered the world of solids, feeding, and general messes that come along with that.

Awhile ago now we reviewed The Happy Baby book and one lucky reader won a copy.  With this baby I am so pleased to giveaway The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet.  Happy Baby was great, but as you might know that is a whole-approach book.  It talks about cleaners, clothing, detergents, etc.  The Best Homemade Baby Food  book is all about what it says: food.  Period.

Here's what I love about this book: it is so approachable and easy to follow.  The chapters are "months."  So, for example, in month 7 all of these great recipes are listed that are appropriate and suggested for the baby.  It makes it really easy to go to in a jiffy.  Also, the recipes are make-sense recipes.  Now I have that Williams-Sonoma Cooking for Baby.  Love it....I rarely use it.  Because with a toddler running around I am not spending money on lamb, stocking amaranth, or making The Bug parfait.  In an ideal world I would be one of those moms but, alas, we are not perfect here at our house.  All of the recipes in this book can be done with regular old refrigerator and pantry items.

Ok, that said, there are certainly some recipes in this book that are pretty evident.  Like bananas...mash them and serve them.  Not sure you need a recipe for that.  But I think these are no brainers because I am on number 2 and remember what I fed number 1.  I do appreciate the reminder that such foods are suggested and appropriate for babies of a certain age.

Other great things about the book are the layout (I love the spreads, photos, and indexes!), the features on how to read your baby's hunger signs, mealtime successes, tips and tools, nutrition information and more.  Of course, this is written by a nurse so it figures it will be informative.

One lucky winner can win a copy of this book: FOR FREE.  We're making this giveaway about me.  (My blog, I can do that it appears!)  Tell me your child's favorite food.  I need ideas on what to feed The Bug.  So, you have 1 week to post a comment telling me what your child loves to eat.  If you have a newborn, tell me what you loved to eat as a kid.  Winner will be selected at random from all entries on Tuesday, July 31st.  Happy eating and messes!



At July 24, 2012 at 9:51 AM , Blogger Speckled Kat said...

Awesome! I love your blog and how helpful it is in finding things to do around town with the kiddos in tow. I'm currently pregnant with baby #3, with the other 2 I was lazy and used store bought baby food. But just the other day, really, yesterday, I said to myself that I need to get a book on baby food so that I can make my own food for this baby. As we are all about natural and organic foods now. So this would really be great! As far as favorite baby foods, my daughter LOVED sweet potatoes and my son loved peas. Hope this is helpful, and please pick me!! :-)

At July 24, 2012 at 12:09 PM , Blogger HLM said...

I have a 3 month old and I am looking forward to introducing her to food. I loved broccoli as a kid so I'm hoping she will love all veggies too.

At July 24, 2012 at 12:50 PM , Blogger Mary said...

My daughter loves avocado, just like her dad!

At July 24, 2012 at 3:40 PM , Blogger Valerie said...

I have a five month old and she LOVES fruit! Grapes, watermelon, peaches, nectarines, cantaloupe, bananas, apples. I stick a piece in those mesh bags and she goes to town. Love it that I don't have to worry about her swallowing pieces. Love your blog and thanks for all the great info!

At July 24, 2012 at 4:06 PM , Blogger Elaine said...

i don't have a baby yet but will soon :)

At July 26, 2012 at 10:15 PM , Blogger NaNa_Lala said...

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At July 26, 2012 at 10:17 PM , Blogger NaNa_Lala said...

My 10 months old loves Avocado with Pear!! My husband likes the combination too and often takes a few bites of her food. :)

At July 27, 2012 at 9:15 AM , Blogger BAD said...

What a great book. Sweet potatoes were a favorite in our household, and avocados were a great introduction to something green. The texture is perfect for little ones.


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