6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every new parent needs this book!
Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron is one that should be called The Baby Bible for Moms! From infancy through toddler years babies can thrive on healthy, wholesome foods if parents follow the great advice and wonderful, time-saving, money-saving recipes and tips in this amazing thick book. I think it contains everything you could ever want to know about feeding children and...
Published 3 months ago by Bonnie Neely
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as scientifically based as advertized
Once they finished telling us to stand well back from the blender, or risk high exposure to EMF, we knew this book had some interesting opinions. The book goes into great detail about risks of genetically modified foods, non-organic items and the like, but outright conflicted with advice from our pediatrician about basic things like food allergies. We were disappointed...
Published 1 month ago by Nathan D George
Most Helpful First | Newest First
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every new parent needs this book!,
This review is from: Super Baby Food (Paperback)Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron is one that should be called The Baby Bible for Moms! From infancy through toddler years babies can thrive on healthy, wholesome foods if parents follow the great advice and wonderful, time-saving, money-saving recipes and tips in this amazing thick book. I think it contains everything you could ever want to know about feeding children and developing healthy eating habits from a young age.Ruth offers a lot of information on Green Living for little ones and has over 350 recipes, not only for foods but also for home-made items like baby wipes, shampoo, etc, which are easy and save money and are healthier for your child. The Super Baby Food plan is NOT difficult nor time consuming and it IS healthier than consumer, prepared items. In many ways this book shows modern moms how to return to the old-fashioned ways but with modern time-saving conveniences and with lots more knowledge than our moms and grandparents had. And the money it saves!!! It is like making money at home! Every new parent needs this book!
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Do-It-Yourself Baby Food Book with Recipes,
This review is from: Super Baby Food (Paperback)Title: Super Baby Food
Publisher: F.J. Roberts Publishing, LLC
"If you're willing to spend an hour or two a month to prepare cooked veggies, and a few minutes every two or three days preparing cereal, you can prepare a whole diet of extremely nutritious natural Super Baby Food," Ruth Yaron writes in the introduction to her book, "Super Baby Food - Your Complete Guide to What, When, and How to Feed Your Baby and Toddler."
At six hundred and fifty-seven pages, this enormous third edition paperback book has virtually all the answers to making healthy, nutritious food for a young child. The book is separated into seven parts that include the Super Baby Food System, feeding your child, purchasing, preparing and storing food, safety tips, nutrition, recipes coinciding with the age of the child and how to live more organically. The appendices include measurements, resources, and both recipe and topical indexes with the author's biography.
Stating right off the bat, Yaron stresses to supplement her food program with a professional healthcare provider's awareness. She is opposed to plastic wrap, aluminum foil and the microwave while teaching how to look for allergic reactions, get protein from eggs, and buy only certified organic food, especially the fifteen vegetables with the least amount of pesticides used.
Suggesting starting an infant on solid food no earlier than four months old to no later than eight months old, the program consists of a schedule of three meals, two snacks and two breast or bottle feedings with water throughout the day initially. Her Super Porridge Main Meal is the most important meal, followed by a yogurt-based and varied meal later.
Insisting the time involved in buying, preparing and storing the homemade meals is nominal, the price costs are noticeably cheaper if her recommendations are followed. With monthly changes in a young one's life, there are adjusted charts of how much to feed and how often.
The bulk of the book is in Part Three that covers over almost two hundred pages of vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, dairy, eggs and other healthy items with ways to prepare, cook, and freeze for future use. Part Four contains over one hundred pages of recipes for baby to toddler aged children.
Even if you are not a parent of a young child, this book would be ideal for the elderly who need a modified, soft diet or one who is transitioning to living more organically with its homemade kitchen and bathroom cleaner recipes.
This book was furnished through KSB Promotions in lieu of an unbiased review.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Mommy Must!,
This review is from: Super Baby Food (Paperback)I remember one of the most stressful parts of parenting in the early days being about food. When to give what and how could easily send me into a nervous tail spin. When it comes to your baby you want to be sure you are not making any bad choices and, with so many guidelines, it is hard to know what the right choices are. Enter Super Baby Food. This is THE book you need when it comes to feeling your little one.
Super Baby Food covers everything! This new edition is a sign of our times with the additional coverage of organic foods and nutritional enhancers but it also includes all the classic questions such as when to serve certain foods and how to do it. The book is also filled with recipes on how to make your baby food so you can serve your baby nutritional food AND save money!
I think the most useful thing about Super Baby Food is that it is organized by month so you can easily flip to the month you are on with your baby to see if what is on the menu is safe for you tiny diner. Super Baby Food is not only brimming with all the information you need to feed your baby and toddler but it is set up in a way that is easy to use...key when you have a hungry little one on your hands. Super Baby Food should be on the bookshelf of every mom and mom-to-be.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Plain Talk About Baby's Nutrition and Food Safety,
This review is from: Super Baby Food (Paperback)There is so much marketing hype these days about what mothers should and shouldn't give their growing children to keep them healthy and well nourished that the world needs someone like Ruth Yaron to tell it like it is. This user-friendly book goes beyond food issues to also include safe household cleaning solutions wherever infants are present, food allergies, and how to select the best raw ingredients to create the most nutritious meals for babies. Don't be put off by the high amount of "warnings" presented in Yaron's copy. She doesn't mean to be an alarmist. These are merely meant to help you pay attention because when it comes to the health and well-being of children of any age, it's more important to be safe now then to sorry later. Yaron presents a solid foundation for eating and nutrition for mothers and dads to give their children at the earliest age to prevent disease and obesity from becoming factors in their lives later on.
4.0 out of 5 stars Make your own baby food at home!,
This review is from: Super Baby Food (Kindle Edition)Raising a child inspires most parents to read volume upon volume for advice on how to do it “right,” and feeding the baby is no different. Nearly every baby book in existence covers this topic, and there are numerous books devoted entirely to it; one of the more well known and loved, “Super Baby Food” by Ruth Yaron, has recently been released as a new, freshly-updated third edition. Yaron wanted only the best for her own children, and she put extensive research into creating her own system that would ensure that they grew up healthy and strong. “Super Baby Food” details that system, giving eager parents the knowledge they need to make “traditional” healthy baby food at home, from starter foods for the beginning eater to ideas for feeding toddlers and beyond. (Note that if you are not interested in going the standard route of starting baby on grain-based cereals and smoothly pureed produce, you will likely want to look elsewhere for information.) She teaches you how to prepare fruits and vegetables, gives ideas for extras you can add for an health boost, and even provides primers in nutrition and kitchen safety. There are even brief sections on making your own household goods and ideas for living frugally. This book is chock full of great information, and most parents (or parents-to-be) will love having a well-thumbed copy on their bookshelf.
This review originally written for Sacramento/San Francisco Book Review.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good one stop shop for most foods,
This review is from: Super Baby Food (Paperback)Really like this book as it goes by month to tell you foods to add and how much to feed. In the back is how to cook and store many of them. I didn't agree with all the things in the book like adding juice and avoiding meat but otherwise, felt like it was a good resource.
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely valuable,
This review is from: Super Baby Food (Paperback)This book is a god-sent. If for nothing else than the table outlining what and when to introduce certain foods to your baby. Although I've used probably 80% of the rest of the information in the book too!
5.0 out of 5 stars LEARNED HOW TO EAT BETTER MYSELF TOO! LOVE IT!,
This review is from: Super Baby Food (Paperback)This book was SUPER informative. I actually learned how to eat better MYSELF! So much information on food, where it comes from, why it's healthy. Gave me a guide for my entire food process! LOVE IT!
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite baby book,
This review is from: Super Baby Food (Paperback)Super Baby Food! Some call it the food bible, others just call it the go to resource for all things baby food. I call it, my take everywhere and use for everything baby book! I first read this book about 3 years ago, when my first child (my now 3.5 year old son) was preparing to eat solids. A friend actually gave it to me and the moment I opened it I was hooked! Now, three years later, the staff over at Super Baby food sent us the new revised third edition and after reading it again, the feeling is still the same! In fact, it is more so!
One of my favorite parts of the book is the breakdown of foods by age. Starting with first foods and continuing into toddlerhood (recipes we even use today). This not only includes what food are best for that particular age, but also the consistency of the food, sample feeding schedules by age and portion sizes. I also appreciate the addition of the eating and drinking skills chapter. This chapter teaches about types of spoons, cups and all the way up to self feeding.
With childhood obesity constantly in the news, a book like this teaches parents how to prepare healthy meals not just for the new eater, but for the entire family. The recipes are wholesome and nutritious, not to mention Ruth Yaron breaks down the money you will save simply by making some, if not all, of your own baby food. My favorite line in the book is "There is no rule that says that you cannot have some jars of commercial baby food in your cabinet and still be a good parent." I know that I tend to do a little mixing of commercial here and there and I am glad this book does not chastise for this! I have also used many of the household product recipes and they have been extremely useful.
5.0 out of 5 stars must have for all moms!,
This review is from: Super Baby Food (Paperback)This book is the only book you need for feeding your baby. From infancy until toddlerhood this book has you covered. There are recipes and tips throughout this large volume. I made the Apple Crisp last night and it was awesome! Covering what to feed your baby, when and how to make it - this book really does have it all!
Most Helpful First | Newest First
Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron (Paperback - September 9, 2013)