Help your little one become a good, healthy eater.
Until age 2, a child’s body develops at superspeed—with 60 percent of calorie intake going straight to brain development—so good nutrition is essential. Reviewed and approved by a board of pediatricians, First Bites connects nutrition and development with hard-hitting data, fascinating facts, and flavorful, healthy food.
Part One examines the significance of the first 1,000 days, the most important nutrition window in life. Discover which nutrients mother and baby need when and which fundamentals to keep on hand. Learn how to start solids, avoid creating a picky eater, and spot changes in your child’s digestion. Part Two offers more than 60 easy-to-follow recipes, from pregnancy dishes for expecting mamas to basic blends for infants starting solids and tantalizing finger foods for toddlers, all free of added sugars, gluten, and dairy.
Strategically introducing your wee one to 100 ingredients by age 2, the recipes proceed by baby age, meal, and total time, so you can make something tasty, quick, and simple or something good that takes a little more time. From an Apricot Turmeric Bowl and Beet Chips to Quinoa Cornbread and Zucchini Fritters, these aren’t your grandma’s recipes. They’ll help you optimize quality and time while feeding your little one and find some much-needed inner peas.
About the Author
Evelyn Rusli is president of Yumi, a nutrition company for babies. Before Yumi, she worked for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Forbes. She lives in Los Angeles.
Arianna Schioldager is vice president of content at Yumi and runs their 1,000 Days blog. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
An essential guidebook with amazing recipes that all new parents need to invest in their children. — Dina DiMaggio, MD, coauthor of The Pediatrician’s Guide to Feeding Babies and Toddlers
An incredible resource for all parents looking for solid nutritional guidance. — Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD, professor of neurology, physiology, and psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco, and author of The Distracted Mind
Every day we’re learning how important fruits and vegetables are for the health of the body and the brain. This book is a delicious guide for giving your children the very best start in life! — Harvey Karp, MD, FAAP, founder of Happiest Baby and creator of SNOO
“A must-read for any new parent. — Josette Sheeran, past executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme