As a mom, it's your job to do your research, ask the professionals, consult your friends, scour the web and then process it all and make the best decisions for you, your baby, and your family.
Right now, I'm talking baby food.
The current consensus is that babies can start on baby food at 4 months, but the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends waiting til 6 months. The AAP also recommends starting with rice cereal, and then working through veggies, one at a time, followed by fruits one at a time.
Anyway, my little Isabelle will be 6 months old at the end of the month and we've decided to start exposing her to food other than the delicious milk manufactured by mom :)
A few weeks ago, we tried rice cereal a few times, and each time, little miss wanted NOTHING. to. do. with. it.
Hmm. In my mind, introducing food was going to go over perfectly. Hmm.
Luckily, this week we decided to give oatmeal a try.
Anyway, success! She liked her oatmeal :)
And the next day, ready to handle the spoon herself :)
In the past few months, I was busy in the kitchen preparing all kinds of baby food for Isabelle to eat. I made peas, carrots, butternut squash, acorn squash, sweet potato, and apples. I'm also planning on giving her bananas and avocado, but those don't need prepped ahead of time.
While I'm very happy that I was able to make a lot of her food (so much cheaper, plus it makes me feel so domestic!) I still feel there's some things I need to supplement with prepared baby food.
Enter Happy Baby.
I read and research way too much. And in doing so, read lots of good things about Happy Baby baby food. Everything I read indicated that they are a great company and make a great product for babies. Their products are all organic and all natural. The closest thing (and perhaps even better than) to homemade.
In the interest of full disclosure, I will say that I did purchase some of the Happy Baby products myself, but was provided with one canister of Happy Bellies baby cereal, two pouches Happy Baby baby food, and one canister Happy Baby puffs courtesy of Happy Baby. Thanks, Happy Baby!