I like having hte book around as a resource. I agree with everyone that the amounts she expects babies to eat at certain ages are too big. But every baby is different too. My son didn't get into solids much until closer to 9-10 months old, but I've seen friends babies (breastfed) who actually do eat easily as much as she recomends.
Anyway I loved the lists of what foods to introduce at different ages. Not because we gave them that early, but I used it as a loose guide for what *order* to introduce things in. Also as ideas for what else to give him, if I felt like we were getting stuck in a rut.
I love the ice cube tray idea, still use it all the time. Love freezing applesauce in cubes and taking a few out in the morning to mix into our oatmeal. I also love all the information on picking/cleaning/cutting/cooking all different fruits and vegetables. We didn't come into parenthood from the healthiest diet really, we're trying hard and improving a lot especially since ds is 16 months now and eats pretty much whatever we do(I figure if I'm horrified at the idea of feeding it to my child, maybe I shouldn't be eating it either
: ) but anyway I'm trying to expand our produce world. So I often will be at hte grocery and see something I think we should try. Then I get it home and realize I have no idea even how it should be cut up, nevermind what recipes to use it in! :LOL This book helps me a lot with that, getting comfortable with a new food.
The only thing that freaks me out a lot(aside from how much she expects babies to eat) is how early peanut butter is supposed to be introduced. 8 months I think she says? Barring family history of allergies of course, but still. I always thought you were supposed to wait until 2 or 3 years.