What Should I Feed My Baby?: A Complete Nutrition Guide
by Suzannah Olivier
Here is your review the way it will appear:
3.0 out of 5 stars Not great as a weaning starter book, 13 Mar 2008
By Ms. Tamara M. Shand "tshand22" (London, UK) - See all my reviews
Though this book created more problems for me when I was first weaning I found it a useful reference when my daughter was ten months old.
The material is not organised in a way that makes it easy to find what you need to know when you are starting out. I felt I had to become an expert on nutrition before I could begin which made the weaning process stressful.
Olivier's early weaning recipes have a strong emphasis on wholefoods and fibrous foods like lentils, brown rice, sweet potato which are not particularly good for a young baby's immature digestive system.
That said, the nutritional advice is incredibly detailed and I am finding it a useful reference point four months on. The recipes for older babies and toddlers are imaginative and go beyond the meat and potatoes fare you find in other baby recipe books. Not all of them are tasty but they inspire thinking on spices you can use - mild curry powder, delicious fresh juices, walnut pesto for pasta.