you sound like me 7 years ago... I was so motivated to find out everything about infant/toddler nutrition before my son was needing it. I did find out alot, but it was reading a big variety of source too.
1. Of course learn the rules such as no fish, nuts, grapes, popcorn, honey under 1
2. you have it just right with lots of natural foods
I dont know the age of your child but start with bland veggies working your way down to dark fruits then meat then grain. My family dinner rule, besides we all eat together, is we mostly serve 1 meat and 2 veggies. One veggie is green, one is starchy. When my newborn is about 9 months old I will begin giving him a version of our dinners with no seasoning. Like boiling carrots and mashing. Avacados are wonderful as well as sweet potatoes. For over 18 months you can even fry thin avacado slices in peanut oil to makes chips. I finish them in the oven to add more crunch. I am also investing in a quality food processor to make great baby food. I LOVE the new cute mesh bag attached to a little passy clip at all the stores. This is great for teething babies too. Just put really cold fruit and they can chew on it and get the good stuff out too! Wonderful.
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