Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Rowans appetite! You place anything in her hand and it
is straight to the mouth. Because of the rushed birth and
the fact she had some breathing issues right off the bat
and lost a lot of weight right away they were very concerned
about her and her ability to thrive. She dropped from 6 pounds
to 5 in days and spent a whole week in NICU before I begged
to have her home. We had more then the normal doctors visits
at the start to watch her weight but now, 6 months later she
is a very very very, might I add a dozen more very's to that list
healthy little baby. She is 18 pounds and full of energy and
zest and eats like a tanker! She can eat a full thing of
Baby food then a bottle for dessert and want a cracker to
top it off! But it wasn't always this way.
When I first tried to feed her solids for it was either
that or hook an IV of Formula up because she was going through a full
can of the special formula the doctor ordered every day at
16 bucks a pop. I tried the regular cereal at every store first
and it was an Ut ah, no thanks Mom, cry cry, you eat it. I ended
up finding some organic products and for some reason she liked
them so much better. I decided to try more Organic baby foods
and look for brands that offered more then just Pureed items
as well for she is quickly deciding she wants something to
gum and chew on rather then soft and liquid items. There are
so many brands on the market now I thought I would never be
able to negotiate the maze of items out there and was a bit
overwhelmed. After reading a few reviews I crossed a couple
of names off of the list ( see, I read reviews too!) and ended
up with about 12 names left. Some are brands we have known
forever, others are new. The only way to proceed from that point
was to let her try them.Talk about a messy endeavor!
One of the first brands that stood out for me was
Tasty Baby! They have a great selection of products and I
really loved the fact the come in packs of 6 for their stage one
foods on up. You have no idea what a pain it is to have 7,412
bottle jangling around in your cart. You can also order them
from Amazon and have them shipped right to your front
door.That is convenience! They have cereal, Baby Foods and
even fruit snacks that are all organic and just plain Delicious!
The stage one items consist of only one ingredient so you
are safe on allergy concerns and are made with the finest
produce and you will find even your toddler or school aged
child wanting their apple sauce in their lunch box. I liked it
too! The stage two products allow them to expand their
pallet and still have that creamy constancy and this is
when your kids start to find out their own taste preferences.
Rowan has already started with some of these and that is
why she is eating a whole one at a time, she just loved them!
Last of all is the stage three and this is where the texture starts
to come in. Rowan is a tad too young for chunky style but
she thinks she is ready and I am doing everything I can to
hold back. I have a feeling she will win and after her doctors
appointment tomorrow I will know more. They also have
cereals and Rowan is eating them every morning for
breakfast and this is one of the few brands she will eat as
is and I do not have to mix with a fruit. Just perfect! I still
give her some applesauce for Breakfast dessert though for
she is so cute I can't help it! They also have Gummy Fruit
snacks that are good for you and not all sugar and though
she is way to young for them I know this will be a biggie in
our house for that Baby is a fruit eating machine! These little
ditty's have NO high-fructose corn syrup, artificial colors or
flavors and that makes them too cool and I am already thinking
of grabbing some and stocking up for when she is ready!
Tasty Baby has been featured on many TV shows and
publications and is widely acclaimed as "The Baby" food for
your child and after testing it I can see why! They are totally
Earth Friendly and the list of celebs that love them is as
long as the trail of drool Rowan often has running off her
chin! Truly delicious and nutritious they combine the best
this planet has to offer and package it up for the best thing
you have at home, Baby!
Tasty Baby is giving one of my readers 3 product
coupons to try Tasty Baby for themselves! To enter just head
over to the site and take a look around then come back here
and post what you have learned in a comment. The contest will
start tonight and run to midnight on March 3rd.
USA and 18 and older can enter daily and the winner
will be contacted by email and have 72 hours to
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