life advice from a pediatric therapist turned stay at home dad
- February 2012 (1)
Once they are eating the cereal, it is on to other foods right? Yes and no. I had all intentions of making my own baby food with that baby food making machine (still new in the box). What a fool I was, I have twins and the last thing I was going to do was shop. prepare and cook for 8 ounces food that may end up on the floor. So I did the next best thing. Target, Whole Foods, Babies R Us. They carry organic food in all flavors
I am all about Nutrition, I made a conscience effort to not give my kids with a lot of sugar. So that means I limited most fruits until they were 11 months. If you look at the nutritional info on the labels, it is amazing that a container of banana has like 18g of sugar. So my rule was to keep anything under 8g per each container. Organic Earth’s best has more of a low sugar selection ( unfortunately they taste nasty). Organic Gerber tastes better but you have to be careful of sugar content.
My favorites are
Organic Gerber — Apple harvest squash, mixed vegetables, peas, apple cinnamon oatmeal,
Earth’s Best– Squash medley, tomato pastina, chicken stars
When we went to the pediatricians for the 6 month visit, she said we can give yogurt. I was thrown off by that because I knew that dairy was to start after a year, so I did my own research and found out that it is OK. So I bought Stoneyfield PLAIN FULL FAT yogurt . They did not like at first but after many tries they took it. They love it now. So I added some formula powder to it, to give it a kick of nutrients.
This really is a superfood with healthy fat, protein, probiotics, and vitamins from the formula powder.
For each 2 tablespoons of yogurt put once scoop of formula
It is great for breakfast and dinner