I had the pleasure of reading a new eBook, First Bites: How to Instill Healthy Eating Habits During Your Baby’s First Year. Hilary Kimes Bernstein, of the green blog Accidentally Green, shares with us her mistakes and triumphs feeding her two children through their first years in her new book.
This is a book that I wish I had read before I had children. It not only shares the importance of breast milk (which I lacked information) but about which foods are ideal as starter foods, and how to progress your toddler into healthy eating habits.
This book is also an easy read, which is great for parents who have a lot going on! Hilary is quick to make her points and offer suggestions, and the book is easy to understand. I hope all of you with young ones consider purchasing First Bites!
Hilary is kindly giving a free copy of First Bites away to one lucky Living Crunchy reader! See giveaway below.
From the First Bites website:
First Bites: How to instill healthy eating habits during your baby’s first year
Is it really possible to instill healthy eating habits during your baby’s first year?
Unfortunately, many parents fail to realize this or know how to make it happen.
During her first pregnancy, journalist Hilary Kimes Bernstein didn’t know the health advantages or disadvantages of breast milk, formula, or baby food. She only knew she wanted the cheapest option that also was fairly simple. Once her son was born and she began making choices, Bernstein learned about the obvious health advantages – and disadvantages – of certain foods given to children in the first year of life through research and a lot of trial and error. First Bites is the book she wished she would have had during her pregnancy and her baby’s first year.
With twenty-seven chapters, First Bites helps expectant and new moms understand:
- How breastfeeding and formula feeding are so different;
- Why making your own baby food with an easy recipe is healthier than store-bought baby food;
- When certain solid baby foods can be introduced;
- What common – and preventable – food choices are harmful to children;
- What the Bible says about feeding babies.
Filled with understandable explanations of scientific research, practical solutions, and lots of stories from real-life moms, First Bites is a fantastic resource for new moms who simply don’t have the time to do all of the research by themselves but want their babies to reap the rewards of a healthier start.
As an attempt to help feed hungry children around the world, ten percent of all First Bitesproceeds will buy food for starving children through World Vision.
For more information, visit www.firstbitesbook.com.