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Beverages for Your Baby

The following chart gives an overview of which beverages to introduce and when. The chart also includes how frequently to serve these beverages and which ones to avoid.

Juice Considerations

Read on for information on fruit and vegetable juices. Juices are rarely as healthy as the whole fruit or vegetable, but on the positive side, they can be refreshing drinks and can be diluted with water or tea to reduce the sugar content per serving.

The Yin and Yang of Beverages

Beverages are liquid so their basic nature has more of a yin influence. However, some determinants that affect the yin or yang effect of beverages include the actual content of the food, the sugar, salt, or fat content, as well as the preparation method—cooked or raw.

Milk Considerations

Read on for a discussion of the various kinds of milk you may want to feed your baby, including rice, soy, almond, cow’s, and goat’s, as well as a chart comparing their nutritional values.

The Power of Beverages

Water and fluids are necessary for healthy functioning of your baby’s body—for hydration, to keep his body at the proper temperature, to move waste through his system, and to support joints and muscles.

Water Considerations

Each baby has different needs for water, and these needs vary with his level of activity, the weather, as well as what he eats and drinks. Read on for information on tap water, bottled water, etc.

Water Kefir Recipe

(Ages: 6 months+) This simple drink has many probiotic qualities that promote a healthy immune system, without dairy or salt. Water kefir has a wide variety of more than forty different bacteria and yeast, while the average supplement has only ten.

A Guide to the Recipes

My goal is to offer you cooking principles and general methods that can be used for a variety of foods. The basic principles in these recipes provide the foundation necessary to cook for your child’s first three years and older.

Roasted Barley Tea Recipe

7 months +
Roasted barley tea has antioxidant properties, is a good source of phytonutrients, and creates a soothing and comforting feeling.

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