Infantino Annabel Karmel Feeding Products

Do you ever dream about blog posts that you’ve prepared and then when you go back and look for them discover that it was all a dream and that said blog post does not exist? Oy vey. C’est moi. I love Infantino and especially their new Annabel Karmel Feeding Products. I’m a few days late with this post, but I know I’ve been telling you about how much I like Annabel Karmel long before this tour ever started. (I hope I’m not fired…) Making your own baby food is something that really does not take too much time as long as you have the right type of tools and Annabel Karmel through Infantino provides those. I told you how incredible her cookbooks are for making purees and finger foods. The only problem we had when were in that type of baby food making stage was the lack of certain tools.. . .

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Annabel Karmel food making accessories!

The other day I found an incredible surprise at my door. The fabulous people from Infantino and Mom Central have continued to include me in a test drive for Annabel Karmel food making accessories. When AppleBlossom was first hinting toward solid foods I was eyeing these accesories and wish I had bought them then. Now that I have them in hand I know how fabulous they are and definitely would recommend them to anyone making their own baby food. As I told you in the past, I love the cookbooks for baby food from Annabel Karmel and our baby food adventures have been interesting if not very excited. However if I had these when we were getting started things may have gone an entirely different route! Welcome to Annabel Karmel – everything you need to feed your baby or toddler and make mealtime fun. As your baby grows into a. . .

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Top 100 Finger Foods by Annabel Karmel — Review

Top 100 Finger Foods by Annabel Karmel Following up on her hit bestseller Top 100 Baby Purees, Annabel Karmel presents Top 100 Finger Foods, a scrumptious guide to creating tasty tidbits that young children can really sink their teeth (or gums!) into. By the age of nine months, many babies are ready and eager to start feeding themselves. Although they might not be able to handle a spoon, children of this age can master the art of eating on their own — as long as the food they’re served is right-sized! Finger foods are the perfect solution. This essential collection is packed with tempting, nourishing recipes for babies and older children — from French Toast Fingers and Mini Chicken Sliders to Tuna Muffin Melts and Salad Lollipops — helping you safely introduce new tastes and textures to your baby and ensuring that your child is healthy, happy, and content. In Top 100 Finger. . .

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Baby Food Adventures: The Beginning

We have been exclusively breastfeeding since the beginning.  Well AppleBlossom did have one dropper-full of formula in the hospital right after birth because my Gestational Diabetes brought her sugar too low. Yet other than that, through good days and bad… very painful moments and learning experiences… to irreplaceable tender moments we have been blessed to breastfeed. In the last few weeks I have become curious about starting solid foods. We reached the five month point and she was so curious about dinner time that we tried some rice cereal.  We bought the Earth’s Best Organic Rice Cereal (14 Dec) that I mixed with some expressed breastmilk — let me tell you I am not a fan of expressing milk! AppleBlossom enthusiastically gobbled it up, but the preparation left me frustrated when I would just prefer to nurse her. Over the Christmas holidays, she literally attempted to grab a glass of. . .

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