Monday, October 29, 2012
First Bites Review and Sweepstakes
I had the privilege to read and review a pdf copy of First Bites: How to instill healthy eating habits during your baby’s first year by Hillary Kimes Berstein. I also am lucky enough to get a pdf copy to give to one of my lucky readers.
If you have been reading my blog long, you know I am a huge proponent on the healthiest options for my son. I am still breastfeeding him at nearly 18 months and also did baby lead weaning skipping jarred purees all together. This book fits into my philosophy very well.
It is a quick book to read which is great since I never have time to read books anymore and is full of good information about breastfeeding, feeding homemade baby foods and/or healthy table foods, and healthy toddler feeding. A few things you will learn in this book are things such as why homemade baby foods are healthier, the health benefits of breastfeeding, and my favorite thing how artificial colorings can be behind a child's behavorial problems among many other things.
Another great part of the book was all the testimonials from real moms. These touched one everything from baby lead weaning to breastfeeding to formula feeding. They really make you feel like you aren't alone on the am I feeding my child the best ways I can path.
The only two things that one might find a bit of a downfall to the book are that it is very pro breastfeeding and against formula feeding. This can be a bit of a hot topic, but right in the intro chapter it warns about this and suggests a formula feeding mom might skip these chapters. For me, this wasn't a problem at all since I am as pro-breastfeeding as they come, but I just wanted to mention it. There is also a chapter on religion and feeding your child.
So now here is your chance to win a pdf copy of this book. I highly recommend reading it if you want to learn all about healthy eating for your child (and even yourself.) If you don't win and are interested in buying it, you can get it here.
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Disclosure: I was given a copy of First Bites for free to review and keep and they are providing a copy to one reader. I was not paid to review them and all opinions are honest and my own. See my full disclosure policy tab for more information.