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Happy Halloween!! I hope you all have great plans for today. I know that my kids are super excited to go trick-or-treating tonight, and I can’t wait to see them all dressed up!!

I am continuing on with Baby Week today, even though after my appointment on Monday, the doctor thinks that baby won’t be here until next week. But I guess this is one of the things that you just can’t predict!!

One thing that I wanted to do with both of my kids was to make their baby food. I was semi-successful with both, but probably more successful with Abbi, since we ended up in a temporary move in the middle of introducing new foods to Easton. But there is something that feels really good about making food for your baby from scratch – knowing exactly what goes into it. And let’s be honest – it doesn’t hurt that it costs a lot less, too!!

There are a ton of websites out there today that will help you and walk you through what to feed your baby and when. And of course, you should always listen to the advice of your doctor. The first foods were always the easiest for me. Cook, puree and freeze the peas. Cook, puree and freeze the peaches. But once they got past those first foods, I always found myself looking for more ideas. I wanted to make sure that they had a diverse array of tastes.

When Abbi was first eating solids, I hit up the library. A friend had suggested books by Annabel Karmel, so I picked up one of her books – First Foods, plus another that I found there on the shelves – The Big Book of Recipes for Babies, Toddlers & Children. I liked them both so much that I ended up buying copies of them.  These two books ended up being my inspiration through most of their early foods, and continue to be inspiration to me today. I’m not going to lie – some of the recipes are super simple (I really need a recipe for this??) and some of them are pretty out there, but I have been able to pull so much inspiration out of these two books that I want to give them to one of you today.

Done having kids? Aren’t going to have kids? Not even thinking about having kids yet?? Still enter! You can gift these to a friend or relative and I’m sure they will love you forever. And I’m sure there are all kinds of great books out there, but these are two that I first came across, and that I’ve been using for years now.

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50 Responses to Baby Book Giveaway

  1. Carla says:

    Mashed potatoes and gravy, the meat was optional ;)

  2. Tasha says:

    My favorite foods as I child were either green beans or tomatoes. Apparently, I was a weird veggie loving kid from the start :)

  3. Jessica says:

    I have a four month old baby girl and would love these resources!!

  4. Jeanne ODonnell says:

    Mac and cheese! It still is my fav!

  5. Jennifer says:

    Pizza – it was also the first word I learned to spell (long before I knew the alphabet) because my parents tried spelling as their “secret” method of communication when they didn’t want me to know what they were talking about.

  6. Ann B. says:

    Favorite food growing up was mashed potatoes, Dad’s ginger chicken, and Mom’s noodle soup!

  7. Amanda says:

    My favorite food was a corn dog and a fresh lemonade from the boardwalk. But my mom was an amazing cook so I also loved her rosemary biscuits and steamed artichokes with garlic herb butter.

  8. Heather says:

    One of my passions as a Registered Dietitian and WIC Nutritionist!

  9. carrian says:

    Roasted chicken and mashed potatoes

  10. Heather says:

    Favorite food as a child, definitely cheese.

  11. Lisa says:

    I loved mashed potatoes!

  12. Whitney Isetta says:

    I have always loved shrimp scampi…. my dad is a chef, so we ate adult foods at a pretty early age.

  13. Michelle L says:

    I always loved my mom’s buttermilk pancakes!

  14. Kim says:

    My favorite food was home made pizza.

  15. Juanadisco says:

    My favorite food were Cheesy beans my Mamá would make!

  16. Annalise says:

    I honestly cannot remember anything specific from when I was a kid. Except that I loved anything sweet (is that any surprise) and would always sneak any extra dessert I could.

    Would love to have these books for John!

  17. Leslie says:

    Oddly enough, my favorite food was hot dogs! I would always ask for hot dogs (with that processed cheese on the inside) for my birthday meal. OR cocoa wheats, yum!

  18. Jennie says:

    Favorite food was definitely pizza – still is!

  19. Carolyn S says:

    My favorite food as a child was spaghatti

  20. Jane says:

    I loved mashed potatoes, as did my son and his sons now – I think these books would be fabulous for my son and his family as every time he comes home from a deployment his wife gets pregnant, go figure lol

  21. Jane says:

    I also loved all kinds of fruit – it was fun when my mom would make funny faces or designs with my food. I’m teaching my son and his wife to do that with their two little ones and it’s working. These books would be awesome for them – love my grands!

  22. Perfect timing! My little guy turns 1 next month.

  23. Favorite food was Mac & Cheese

  24. Shanna says:

    These books sound amazing! I love mashed potatoes when I was little!

  25. We’ve just started solids with Liam and I can’t wait to get into more flavors! :D What a great book giveaway!

  26. Oh, and my favorite childhood food was stuffed shells. I guess I have a bit of Italian in me! ;-)

  27. Jessica says:

    Favorite food – Mashed potatoes. Didn’t matter what was on them, or not on them, loved them!

  28. Zahra says:

    anything with cream cheese. I just absolutely loved cream cheese!

  29. Amanda R. says:

    I LOOOOOOVED my grandma’s bean tacos. Still do. So does my LO.

  30. Kimberly H says:

    I loved a piece of bread with butter on it (not even toasted).

  31. Paula says:

    My grandmother used to make us pastina with fresh parmigiano reggiano. I still remember how I used to draw a grid pattern into it with my spoon and eat it in sections. I just found out I’m going to be an aunt, and I can’t wait to spoil the niece or nephew with special foods of our own!

  32. jennifer says:

    I loved creamed corn!

  33. Elizabeth N. says:

    I am not sure I can remember that far back but it was probably the noodles my mom made with cheese and ham or tuna and cheese.

  34. Rhonda Darbro says:

    I was always a fresh fruits & veggies girl.

  35. Koren says:

    Boy, I find that terrible that I don’t remember what my favorite food was, all I know is that my parents didn’t have a lot of money and my Dad used to hunt Moose every year. I LOVE MOOSE meat and still do till this day!

  36. kt says:

    twice baked potatoes. I requested them every year for my birthday and have fond memories of eating too much!

  37. Shelly says:

    When I was a kid, my favorite food was lasagna.

  38. KaySue says:

    Macaroni and cheese.

  39. Amanda says:

    My favorite was Mac n cheese

  40. Ashley says:

    As a child, I enjoyed eating tacos! :)

  41. Sarah H.P. says:

    My favorite food as a kid had to be tater tots!

  42. Valerie says:

    My favorite food as a child was egg noodles, so good!

  43. My Mom’s lemon pepper chicken dipped in ranch dressing and tomato soup with Cheetos for dipping (that sounds so gross now but as a kid I loved it).

  44. Janell says:

    Whole wheat blender pancakes and hot cereal…guess I like breakfast foods!

  45. Megan says:

    I was (and still am) obsessed with pasta and strawberries. Mmm. I have a little one who is just getting his first tastes of solid food, so these would be wonderful resources for me!

  46. Victoria says:

    My favorite food as a child was probably salad…unlike pizza that most kids love!

  47. Ashlee says:

    Fat and delicious chicken and rice!

  48. When I was a child my favorite food was baked macaroni, hands down. It is still one of my favorites today.

  49. Jade says:

    I would love this book, my little girl will be eating solids in a couple of weeks!

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