Baby and Toddler Meals For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 27, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 384 pages
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Includes tips for feeding picky eaters and kids with allergies



Understand your child's nutritional needs and prepare fast, tasty meals

Babies and toddlers need good nutrition to grow and thrive, and this essential, timesaving guide makes it easy to feed your child right. It explains exactly what foods you should introduce at what ages -- and shows you how to prepare fresh, home-cooked baby and toddler meals that beat anything you can get from a jar or box.

Discover how to
* Save money and expand your baby-food budget
* Dish up healthy, well-balanced meals
* Introduce new foods at the right time
* Serve foods with high kid-appeal
* Have fun cooking with your child
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Welcoming Your Child to
5
Lovin Spoonfuls Feeding Your Baby
7
Raising a WellFed Child
27
Tools and Tricks of the Trade Kitchen Basics
43
From Womb to Highchair
63
Enter Solid Foods 4 to 6 Months
75
Foods for 4 to 6MonthOlds
84
Carrot Banana Smoothie
197
Cooking with Your Little One
199
Foods to Get Your Child Involved
204
Star and Stripes Cookies
217
Appealing Meals to Suit the Entire Family
223
Quick Breakfast Burritos
230
Veggie and Chicken Calzone
238
Fast Fixes for Mealtime Hurdles
249

Fresh Sweet Potato Puree
90
Foods for Your Crawler 6 to 12 Months
93
Foods for 6 to 12MonthOlds
99
Chicken and Peaches
105
Cheesy Veggies
111
Big Changes Ahead Feeding Your Toddler 113 Chapter 7 First Steps and First Scheduled Meals 12 to 18 Months
115
Corn and Chicken Soup
124
Good Eats for Your Active 18Month to 2YearOld
135
Foods for 18Month to 2YearOlds
141
Vanilla Apricot Squares
154
Tasty Meals for 2YearOlds
157
Pasta Veggie Casserole
170
Welcoming Your Child to
179
Foods for 3 to 5YearOlds
184
Dealing with FoodRelated Challenges
251
Foods Fit for the Allergic and Intolerant
264
Tempting Dishes for a Picky Eater
273
Foods to Entice a Picky Eater
279
Smiley Apple
287
Eating Away from Home
293
Nutty Veggie Dip
300
Ten Timesavers and Tips for Busy Parents
313
Ten Tips to Get Your Child to Try New Foods
317
Metric Conversion Guide
325
Sample Menus
335
Index
345
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About the author (2011)

Dawn Simmons is a cooking instructor and caterer. The co-author of Cooking For Crowds For Dummies (Wiley), Dawn enjoys cooking for her children, family, and friends, and she’s always on the lookout for a new recipe! You can contact Dawn at dawnfsimmons@hotmail.com.

Curt Simmons is a technology trainer and author of more than 50 general computing and networking books. Curt is the co-author of Cooking For Crowds For Dummies (Wiley), and he enjoys gardening and eating Dawn’s cooking. You can contact Curt at curt_simmons@hotmail.com.

Sallie Warren, MS has been a Registered and Licensed Dietician for the past 20 years and is currently a consultant dietician for hospitals, assisted living centers, and long-term-care facilities. Sallie’s work enables her to work with all ages of people concerning their nutritional needs, including new mothers, babies, and children.

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