Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Book Review - A Healthier Diet for your Baby

This is a very old book which I borrowed from the Singapore National Library. Tried finding it from amazon and some books website but can't find it anymore. A very colourful book with lots of pictures of the food. What I like about this book is that it give a very good introduction of the different food groups like green vegetables, white vegetables, protein, meat etc and the are mostly those local vegetables that we can find in Singapore. They also provide a step by step guide on the food to cook from baby to toddler, the asian way. For example, silver fish rice gruel, steam pumpkin cake, kway teow soup etc.. And a 16 days meal plan. Highly recommend those asian parent, who like me, would prefer to have your kid eat chinese food with you, rather then having to cook a separate western dish. This is how a page looks like:

Book Review - Asian Parenting Today by Jennifer Hor, Ho Ai Ling and Jocelyn Oo

Highly recommend this book for asian new mothers. It's very easy to read as it's mostly in point form! But what is most important is that it included a lot of asian cultural practices and issues for us to consider and best of all, it provide baby meal guide "asian style". It's not easy to find a book that provide meal guide for asian baby, most of the book I read are "ang mo" style like puree avocado, puree potato etc, this book have meal like Kway teow soup, Mee sua with fish etc for baby...cool. Oh and one more thing to add, it also include asian nursery rhymes, not the incy wincy spider rhymes but those in chinese and even cantonese and hokkien. Here's one in cantonese that really cool (my mum-in-law also sing for SMALL FAN)

Tim chong chong, chong chong fei. Fei toe nai chee long.

Weaning Baby FAN - Part II

Baby FAN is now getting quite good at eating porridge, she eats about 2 small bowls each day. I'm not starting to plan her food. This time round, am going to try feeding her food that is cook the chinese way as I realised that for SMALL FAN, I make the mistake of feeding him based on those baby food guide, which tends to follow the western way of eating, that is, a lot of protein and vegetables and cheese. Then, when I try to get him to eat with us, we realised that he is not used to our style of eating, that is, stir fry vegetables with white rice etc and I have to correct it. So, for Baby FAN, I'm trying to follow those asian or chinese baby food guide book which is quite difficult to find. But personally I read two that I thought is quite good, they are:
(read my review page to find out more about these 2 books).


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