Then crack the egg and pierce the egg yolk and let it drip out into a bowl. Add a little pinch of salt, mix it up and spoon feed your baby nature’s almost perfect nutrition.
I am convinced that a huge part of Penelope’s brilliance is because of her diet. The girl is really, really smart. I swear I am not saying this to brag! It’s only to drive home the point of how important the food we put into our kids’ bodies is, not only for how they will grow physically, but mentally as well. Penelope was signing words at 6 months, walking at 9 months, knew her ABC’s by 18 months, full sentences by 24 months, and just a couple weeks ago starting writing her long-ass name, at just-turned-3. Now granted, a part of her brains is from her super smart engineer father, and I am not the dullest light in the box, but still – food is so important!
She literally radiates good health. She is goregous and her facial features are all perfectly proportioned (scroll through this article to see pictures of what I mean), teeth evenly spaced, not crooked and not a single cavity to be had. She was a very chubby baby and continued to be thick and healthy. Her skin is always vibrant, never pale and sickly. Part of her radiant health is other things too, like continual chiropratic care, acupuncture and massage. Part of it is genes; my mother gave us poor digestion, but she sure was pretty, too.
Just FYI, we did baby led weaning with Penelope. This means that after she got used to eating an egg yolk, she ate bits and pieces of whatever meat, fruit, and veggies we were eating (and because most of our dinners were slow cooker freezer recipes everything was soft and easy to digest for her!). I never pureed food, after I experimented with it at the very beginning and decided making baby food was way too much work. Baby led weaning is not only a healthy option for feeding your kids, it saves a shit ton of time. If you are hell-bent on making baby food, that’s awesome, good for you, this is a baby food maker that I like.
Penelope eventually stopped wanting to be spood fed egg yolks, and wanted to eat them scrambled or fried. She also started getting one egg yolk (totally raw) in her smoothies. Later I upped that to two egg yolks per smoothie.
Start your child on one egg yolk a day, but if they are hungry, keep feeding them! You can give them as many eggs as you want. I would give Penelope her egg for dinner, to help fill up her tummy for the night (like most parents are trying to accomplish with rice cereal in the bottle before bed).
If I just totally blew your mind and you have never heard about anyone giving their baby egg yolk as a first food, then definitly check out this ebook by Heather Dessinger, aka Mommypotamus. It’s filled with great information about how to feed your baby right and give them the best start that they deserve, including super easy-to-understand scientific information. Beautiful Babies by Kristen of Food Renegade is also a great resource. And my book Maiden To Mother: The Mama and Baby Love Guide to a Conscious Childbearing Year is a reader favorite as well.