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THE TIME TO ENCOURAGE HEALTHY EATING HABITS AND SMART FOOD CHOICES FOR YOUR CHILD IS NOW.Unhealthy food is everywhere-colorfully packaged, cheap, and full of fat, calories, and sodium. It's no wonder childhood obesity has become an epidemic in the last thirty years. As a result, by the time most people reach adulthood, they're already wired to overeat. Family nutrition expert Eileen Behan posits that good nutrition and good eating habits start on day one. The Baby Food Bible features a guide to more than 100 foods recommended for infants and toddlers based on the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines, tells parents when to introduce these foods into a child's diet, and emphasizes the importance of setting healthy eating routines that center on family meals at the dining room table-the perfect time to build good habits. In a clear, accessible style, Behan describes how to:* foster an appetite for a healthy variety of new foods (there's more to life than string cheese)* avoid everyday pitfalls, such as relying on too much fruit juice or labeling your child a picky eater * establish a meal and snack schedule (children will feel more secure and eat better)* decipher the many labels and ingredient lists at the grocery store* prevent and treat common food-related issues, including allergies, colic, choking, and iron deficiency* encourage the foods that will discourage chronic disease, from high blood pressure to heart diseaseThe Baby Food Bible also features an alphabetized index-from apples to zucchini-that explains how to buy, store, prepare, and serve more than 100 foods, with delicious recipes for every meal, wholesome snack ideas, and advice for eating out. There's no better way to ensure your child will grow up to have a happy and healthy life!From the Trade Paperback edition.
The new mom's most trusted resource-now revised and updated to include the latest in nutrition and dietary concernsThis hands-on guide provides mothers with expert advice on losing weight and eating well, so you can feel good about your decision to nurse. Registered dietitian, professional nutritionist, and mother of two Eileen Behan shows you how to shed pounds safely and naturally while nourishing a happy, healthy baby. Learn what and how much to eat, what foods to avoid, the best exercises, plus ways to keep the pounds off after you stop breastfeeding. Get the latest on:* vitamin and mineral recommendations from the frontlines of nutrition research* the Glycemic Index-what it is and what it means to breastfeeding women * fish safety-what you need to know about toxin levels to protect you and your baby* low-carb diets-good or bad for breastfeeding moms?* calcium-does it speed up weight loss?* whole grains-the best ways to integrate this ultimate energy food into your diet* nuts-high-protein food or fattening snack?* childhood obesity-how to prevent harmful eating habits, from breastfeeding through toddler years* sugar substitutes-which ones are best?PLUS-All new crock-pot recipes, more Web-based resources, and a breakthrough eating plan that allows mothers to eat well, lose weight naturally, and have a happy nursing experience.
Becoming a parent is, without question, a major life event. Caring for your new baby is at once exciting, joyful, and exhausting. Now to help with your bundle of joy is this bundle of four indispensable books. The Essential Library for New Moms gathers top experts to answer all your questions, from sleeping to eating to health and wellness.HEALTHY SLEEP HABITS, HAPPY CHILDMarc Weissbluth, M.D.In this perennial favorite, Dr. Marc Weissbluth, one of the country's leading pediatricians, shares his groundbreaking approach to solving and preventing your children's sleep problems, from infancy through adolescence. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child is a step-by-step resource for instituting beneficial behaviors within the framework of your child's natural sleep cycles. It includes information on the prevention and treatment of sleep problems, ways to naturally get your baby to fall asleep, help for working moms and children with sleep issues, the benefits and drawbacks of allowing kids to sleep in "the family bed," and much more.THE BABY FOOD BIBLEEileen BehanFamily nutrition expert Eileen Behan posits that good nutrition and good eating habits start on day one. The Baby Food Bible features a guide to more than one hundred foods recommended for infants and toddlers based on the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines, explains when to introduce these foods into a child's diet, and emphasizes the importance of setting healthy eating routines that center on family meals at the dining room table. You'll also learn how to avoid everyday pitfalls, such as relying on too much fruit juice or labeling your child a picky eater; decipher the many labels and ingredient lists at the grocery story; and prevent and treat common food-related issues, as well as discourage chronic disease. Featuring an alphabetized index--from apples to zucchini--there's no better way to ensure your child will grow up to have a happy and healthy life!INFANT MASSAGEVimala McClureIn this renowned classic, Vimala McClure, founder of the International Association of Infant Massage, helpss you master the techniques of infant massage so you can incorporate this joyful and wonderful healing art into your baby's life. She shows you how a daily massage benefits children--easing discomfort, releasing tension, helping premature infants gain weight, even improving breathing function in asthmatic children. Infant Massage also provides helpful hints on dealing with crying and fussing, guidance for teaching children about "good touch," compassionate advice for foster and adoptive parents, and much more.COLIC SOLVEDBryan Vartabedian, M.D.For generations, doctors have been diagnosing babies with colic, offering little comfort and few solutions to worried, weary parents. But recent medical advances made through cutting-edge technology now reveal that many if not most cases are caused by acid reflux. In this revolutionary book, Bryan Vartabedian, a noted pediatric gastroenterologist and the father of two babies with acid reflux, provides hands-on, practical advice about this hidden epidemic--and how to make your own baby happy again. Complete with inspiring real-life cases of colic solved, plus tips and illustrations, this essential guide provides real answers to a problem that has been upsetting babies--and parents--for years. Help and hope are at hand!
What and how you feed your family is an important issue for every child, no matter what their weight. Being overweight is a potentially serious health problem, but the overweight child who obtains family support, adopts a healthy eating pattern and exercises will be healthier than the normal child who does not receive such attention. Parents need to protect their children from advertising messages that tell them life will be better if they EAT, EAT, EAT. The goal of this book is to provide parents with tools they will need to guide their child to natural, gradual weight loss. These tools consist not only the facts about weight loss, but also what leads to success. So, do read this book if you wish to help your child and guide him or her towards a healthier way of life.
From a noted dietician and mother of two comes the first and only time-efficient baby food cookbook for the busy, caring parent and the little one who wants to eat right now. Baby meals made in the microwave save time, retain vitamins, offer a wide variety of food choices, and entail minimal clean-up since they are cooked in oven-to-table dishes.
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