Friday Five I 5 books I’m reading

Faith will be introduced to solids in a month’s time! How exciting and the ever IMG_3333eager mom went to purchase some bowls and cutlery for her in anticipation of this next phase of her development.

And before that begins, it’s always good to do some reading up. Here are 5 books that I am currently reading.

#1 | French Kids Eat Everything

french kidsEver since I read Bringing up Bebe and implemented some French ways of bringing up kids on Faith (with some success), I’m hooked and am especially intrigued by how they educate children on food which ties in with my own philosophy -eat everything, especially veggies! Do explore the website to this book.
“At once a memoir, a cookbook, a how-to handbook, and a delightful exploration of how the French manage to feed children without endless battles and struggles with pickiness, French Kids Eat Everything features recipes, practical tips, and ten easy-to-follow rules for raising happy and healthy young eaters—a sort of French Women Don’t Get Fat meets Food Rules.”~ Amazon review. 

#2 | French Twist

Another book on French parenting. I like how the executive lifestyle editor of The frenchtwistHuffington Post reviewed this – “Ever seen a French child throw a tantrum in a restaurant or talk back to his parents? Neither has Catherine Crawford. In French Twist she uncovers the secrets of French child-rearing—and then tries them out on her own family, with remarkable results. Part memoir, part instruction manual, French Twist is hilarious, honest, and incredibly useful“.

bebe#3 | Bebe Day by Day

This is the notes’ version of Bringing up Bebe. It is an easy read but to get more information on French parenting, it would be better to read the original version which includes findings and explanation of certain behaviour by the professionals being interviewed by the author.

#4 | The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planethomemade

Ok, I admit I am attracted by the adorable graphics and photography. But more importantly, I am committed to providing Faith with homemade food rather than those found in the stores so the recipes found in the book would be of great help. I have no doubt that the commercial ones can aid in terms of convenience (and I am thankful for that) but anything with preservative is really not ideal, is it?

#5 | First Foods

firstfoodsLocal production! I like! As with many guidebooks on this topic, First Foods provides information on frequently-asked questions for today’s parents and includes 50 nutritious recipes for Asian babies. It is an easy read and I must say the content is quite comprehensive.

Right, I should get down to reading them. Faith is starting to show interest in my food now -one of the tell-tale signs!

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5 thoughts on “Friday Five I 5 books I’m reading

  1. Just liked to share with you how I got ready to wear my daughter. Like you, I didn’t want to feed my child those jarred foods but rather homecook for her which is healthier. i read Annabel Karmel’s recipe book and also refer to wholesome baby foods website for more info. The website is good cos it informs what can or can’t be fed at each month. Also provides info if you should get organic for some fruits/veg due to reported high levels of pesticide. There are also recipes. Hope this helps you 🙂

  2. No. 1 and no. 2 look really interesting. I think I might have heard about them. Maybe I should order copies for myself! Thank you for the recommendations. Always nice to learn about good books. I’m actually quite terrible in this regard. I haven’t really been reading any parenting books since I gave birth. Hope to play catch up now!

    • I think I became more hardworking after the kid comes along in terms of reading up (cookbooks not included…hah!). I ordered #2 and #3 from amazon since they are not available in our city yet. #1, borrowed from the library and the due date is near!!!!

  3. Ah, weaning is pretty fun! You could try the wholesome baby foods website, its very through about nutrition info and recipes etc. I enjoyed reading #1 too, it was interesting seeing the French perspective on eating! Have fun! 🙂

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