When should I start introducing solid foods? what foods should i prepare? which ones should i avoid? how do i prepare them? what do i do if my child refuses first solid foods? how do you prepare the first meal?These and many others are the questions that go through the minds of parents who for the first time have to face the moment of weaning.
For those looking for information on this topic and want to prepare themselves in the best possible way, on PeriodFertile.it in the WEAKING area you can find many useful topics to read as well as a useful manual to download that teaches how to introduce solid foods step by step.
Books on weaning and self weaning useful to manage the moment with serenity
The transition from breastfeeding to weaning is a mandatory phase. Therefore it is very important choose the best method to guide the child through this process.
For those who had arrived at the fateful moment and would like, in addition to the readings to be done on PeriodFertile.it, continue reading and informing themselves about the subject, I recommend buy some good books.
There are interesting commercially books on weaning, on auto-weaning, on children’s nutrition and also on how to understand children and their relationship with food.
Below I will list you 10 interesting and complementary books on weaning. These readings will allow you to choose the right weaning method for you and your baby, how to understand the signs and needs without ever forcing him into the act of eating and which recipes to prepare.
Many of these weaning readings you can also do them already in pregnancy, when you have more time and a fresh mind to learn and get an idea of what are the best ways to face weaning.
1. I wean myself
I wean myself is one of the best-selling weaning books on weaning. The author and pediatrician Lucio Piermarini proposes in a practical, discursive and even a little ironic way a revolutionary revision of the concept of weaning based on the quality of the emotional relationship and on the freedom of gastronomic choices.
In this real “Copernican revolution”, as some have defined it, it is the child who is at the center of the system, not the parents or the pediatrician and it is he who guides the parents. This means: no more conflicts during meals; better nutrition, saving time and money; disappearance of eating disorders.
2. Serene at the table
Serene at the table is another interesting book by Lucio Piermarini that helps parents find answers on why the child does not eat or why mealtimes end up being a real pain for both the child and the parents.
According to the author, the answers come from a fact: the healthy, inappetent child does not exist. So in a very clear and engaging way and with scientific bases, the author explains the mechanisms of appetite regulation, the links between the first days of life and subsequent eras, the theme of the right of children to self-determination, the role of feeding on demand as a key to allowing children to develop their autonomy and love for food.
For these reasons, the book is a guide for parents to better understand their child and to give him the opportunity to grow up peacefully, respecting his instinctive, natural predispositions.
3. Weaning 2.0
For those looking for a useful guide to accompany the child in the transition from breastfeeding to solid food in a simple and spontaneous way, Weaning 2.0 it is definitely a recommended book.
With Auto Weaning you will learn to say goodbye to rigid schemes, expensive industrial porridges and tasteless vegetable broths that are less healthy than meals prepared with love at home.
In “Autosvezzamento 2.0” you will find the complete and updated path on self-weaning and also a recipe book to discover new flavors.Weaning 2.0 → Buy on Amazon
4. Self-weaning for all
Also Weaning for everyone is an interesting book to read suitable for all those parents who want to undertake this path. In the first part, the author Andrea Re explains very well what self-weaning means and gradually brings the parents closer to a conscious weaning where it is the child who decides when it is ready. In the second part, however, there are some quick recipes to cook from which to take inspiration.
Weaning for all → Buy on Amazon
5. Self-weaning, complete guide
As the name itself says Self-weaning is a real useful guide to gradually pass from breastfeeding to a varied diet that includes the typical foods of the adult diet, without forcing the child in any way.
A reading therefore that leads to a weaning marked by the child himself and to live the moment of baby food with awareness and serenity.
The book also contains recipes, easy, quick and tasty to delight your baby.
6. Silver spoon
In Silver spoon you can find a rich collection of excellent recipes with notes on the different textures and all the alternatives to vary flavors without triggering crying or fasting.
In addition, there are many tips to give a correct food imprinting to children from the earliest months, indications for dealing with any waste of the child without anxiety and precious suggestions for those who, instead of traditional weaning, prefer to experience self-weaning.
7. Baby finger food
The Big Book of Organic Baby Food is a baby food cookbook to meet the growing needs and tastes of your whole family. Contains over 230 healthy and healthy recipes that will serve you for years and not just the first few months.
In addition, each chapter offers answers to frequently asked questions from parents on nutritional issues.
8. We love each other
We love us is a book worth starting reading during pregnancy without waiting to do so during weaning. In fact, this reading explains precisely and in detail the importance of nutrition from the beginning of conception and not only during weaning. It explains which foods to favor during the trimesters of pregnancy, during breastfeeding and tries to divulge the importance of proper nutrition for both adults and children, starting from their weaning. The book also contains some easy to make vegetarian recipes.
9. Our first thousand days
Benedetta Raspini, ne Our first thousand days, guides parents on a journey to discover our possibilities for “action” on the microbiota. In fact, those millions of bacteria that populate our intestines are proving to be an extraordinary “super-organ” capable of strongly affecting our physical and mental health in a positive way.
But the first thousand days of our life are fundamental for the formation of the microbiota, from conception to two years. This is why the choices at the table and the diet of mother and baby can make a difference in terms of health starting from conception, during weaning and even beyond.
10. My baby doesn’t eat me
During weaning, there may be times when babies do not eat with consequent concern for the parents. My baby doesn’t eat is a useful book to face this moment with serenity and awareness. The author, the pediatrician Carlos Gonzàles, plays down the problem and, by indicating clear rules of behavior, reassures those mothers who experience the moment of breastfeeding and weaning as a personal matter, with anguish and feelings of guilt. Mothers will learn to understand what not to do at mealtimes, to recognize commonplaces and false myths related to weaning and above all to respect the preferences and needs of the child.
Here these are just some of the books that they can help you for arrive prepared at weaning time. Try to combine weaning books with those that can give you useful information on food, nutrition and even psychological / behavioral information.
Remember that “The greatest example at the table is you parents, so first of all read, learn and understand how to eat properly. Your children observe you more than you think. “