RealSmart Baby Food is a comprehensive guide containing everything you need to know about feeding baby, including a unique and novel strategy to create 3-months worth of delicious, nutritious baby food in 3 one-hour blocks of time. Who wouldn't want to have a 3-month supply of premium homemade baby food purees at their fingertips, with the tools to effortlessly combine those purees into flavorful, fun meals like Peachy Strawberry Salad, Coconutty Mango Lassi, Plum Gingered Broccoli Quinoa, and Purple Papaya Flax Yogurt? There is no reason to resort to overly processed, nutritionally inferior, void-of taste jarred baby foods, when making premium homemade baby food, from fresh whole foods, is so easy to do. RealSmart Baby Food includes: -A novel strategy to create 3-months worth of delicious, nutritious baby food in 3 one-hour blocks of time -Over 70 individual whole food recipes -How to select specific whole foods, including when to choose organic -Feeding timelines and milestones -What to feed baby, in what order, and how much -How to manage food hazards (allergies, choking, foods to avoid) -How to manage digestive health and specialty diets (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free) -In-depth nutrition information -Safe food handling and preparation guidelines IMPORTANT: RealSmart Baby Food is being re-published through Random House Spring 2015 (horray!), with a new title, updated content, photos, etc. In order to avoid market confusion between the two books, RealSmart Baby Food will be removed from online sales for 6 months prior to the release date of the new book. Anyone looking to purchase a copy of RealSmart Baby Food should do it by October 28. Otherwise, look out for the new book, The Amazing Make-Ahead Baby Food Book, to be released April 28, 2015! EXPERT REVIEWS: "An excellent resource for any parent who wants to make their child's first foods. An easy and informative manual to help make introducing solid foods a delicious and healthy start to a lifetime of good eating."--Dr. Blair J Guidera, MD, FAAP "A terrific resource for both new and experienced parents who want to encourage healthy eating from an early age."--Dr. Michelle Wong, MD, FACOG "This whole-foods-only prep book is the guide you seek whether you are a quietly curious, or passionately driven baby food "DIYer." If that idea makes you laugh/scream "No (@#)(%( way!" you're still likely to find yourself progress from cynically perusing this title, to planning your next grocery run. RealSmart Baby Food offers the well-designed, crisp, clear layout of the best "How-To" guides, with appeal for the novice and foodie alike. Barrangou comes across as a passionate educator, and has mastered a simplicity here that packs a punch. She has also created a three month schedule so varied and complete...bottom line is you don't have to figure anything out AT ALL. She's done it all for us! It's a safe and satisfying route to start feeding baby solids, free of assumptions and preservatives, loaded with useful little photos and information. Also pleasing is the absence of a cookbook writing tone that's trying too hard to be the new hip thing."--EcoParent Magazine "Mums Baby Magazine were really impressed with this clear and concise guide to creating baby food. We especially favoured the charts and guides which can be followed easily to produce daily and weekly feeding guides which offer children a wide range of flavours in an order specifically tailored towards infants...The RealSmart Baby Food book is well written and enables parents to gain the confidence and structure required to feed their children appropriately and healthily. We therefore give this book 9/10."--Mums Baby Magazine"