This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours. Nov 13, Jenny rated it really liked it Recommends it for: New moms. Shelves: food.
I really enjoyed this book. I had it on my shelf for a while because I stupidly thought it was just a recipe book for baby food. One day I opened it up and realized it was actually so much more. It discusses breastfeeding and pumping and problems associated with that but the most useful stuff is when you get to solids.
It explains which foods to introduce first and how you should introduce them. She has weekly and monthly schedules for foods and explains which foods you should try to avoid bec I really enjoyed this book. She has weekly and monthly schedules for foods and explains which foods you should try to avoid because of nitrates.
She also offers recipes for making your own baby foods.
On another site I read some criticism that if you're using formula you might be turned off by the "rah rah breastfeeding" points at the beginning and I can certainly see that side of it. So that being said, if you're struggling with the first few months of breastfeeding and you don't care to read too much about the whole breastmilk vs.
Sep 19, Aly rated it really liked it Shelves: parenting.
4 Tips to Help Baby Learn to Chew
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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. These starter purees are just a bit thicker than breast milk or formula, so they are the perfect introductory food as baby begins to develop chewing skills. Once baby can manage the thinner purees, we can use thicker purees to teach the first step to chewing, which surprisingly starts with the tongue moving from side to side!
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Infants experience tongue lateralization — this is thanks to the transverse tongue reflex, which makes the tongue move to the left or the right when a teether or a little finger touches the side of the tongue. Those first lessons in side-to-side tongue movement begin months before purees are introduced.
When it is time for first purees, babies quickly begin to get the hang of it on their own between 6 and 8 months of age, which is why purees as a first food can be so helpful. After your baby is comfortable with starter purees, you can deposit a thicker puree because your baby will have molars to teach purposeful, controlled tongue lateralization.
Use your finger, a toy or a spoon dipped in the mixture. Let baby take it into their mouth, but guide your finger or spoon to the future molar gumline and gently deposit it there. That lateral movement is the first step to learning to chew because the tongue and the jaw move together. As babies grow, they learn to move the tongue while the jaw remains relatively still and vice versa.
Dip the tiny piece in a cup of water to help it begin to soften and hold it so that your baby can see what you are offering. As baby leans forward for you to place the food into their mouth, gently place it on the molar and press down gently. The pressure on their gums will encourage them to bite down, while the sides of your finger will stimulate the lateral tongue reflex noted in tip no. You may see a few more munches as they learn to manipulate the leftover wet pieces of cookie.