It’s no mystery why babies need nourishing, nutrient-dense foods to grow and thrive. But what are the best first foods for baby? What is the optimal age to introduce them? The healthiest way to prepare them? This whimsical, hand-drawn chart with critical and cleverly presented information is as beautiful as it is informative. Designed by teacher, traditional food chef, and holistic Certified Nutritional Consultant Monica Corrado to help parents get their babies started on a lifelong path of health and well-being, the “Nourishing Healthy Babies” chart puts the answers at your fingertips. The chart is laminated to withstand years of use. And, with its lovely caligraphy and timeless information, you’ll want to pass it down as a family heirloom. Based on the principles of Weston A. Price, DDS, it is a perfect companion to The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care, by Sally Fallon Morell and Tom Cowan, MD. Friends, family, neighbors-sometimes even strangers-are happy to advise new parents on feeding babies. Sometimes they’re helpful. Often they’re misinformed. This chart will make a great gift for them too! It makes the perfect gift for a baby shower. Great for pediatricians, obstetricians, midwives, and doulas. And they can pass it down to children and grandchildren too. From four months to over a year old, find out what foods your child is ready for from the world of whole, nutrient-dense delights-at a glance. In beautiful detail, Corrado presents the foods that will help your baby thrive from: beverages, healthy fats, protein, fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds, nuts, and legumes-everything babies need to foster rapidly developing brains, build strong bones, and maintain healthy bodies. You’ll learn why you should hold off on rice cereal and grains until after age one. When baby is ready, you’ll see what grains to introduce, how to prepare them so the nutrients are easily absorbed, and what healthy fats to serve them with.