Best & Worst Fish for Babies

Cover page for the Solid Starts Best & Worst Fish Guide for babies

Announcing the world’s first fish guide for babies!

When I first set out to develop this guide, I didn’t know we’d be the first in the world to publish a fish guide for babies younger than 2 years old. In fact, if you’ve seen posts on what fish to eat from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the U.S. government, or any dietician or nutritionist, that information is all based on FDA data intended for children age 2 and older. 

Which is a huge problem. Because babies—including those in utero—are the most susceptible to mercury. Far more susceptible than a two year old. Mercury is a highly toxic element and there is no known safe level of exposure. 

Best & Worst Fish for Babies ranks all fish into four categories: Best, Satisfactory, Moderate Risk, and Worst. It reflects hundreds of hours of analysis from myself, our nutritionist, and Dr. Rachel Ruiz, a Stanford University-trained pediatrician and gastroenterologist. 

To purchase, hop over to our guides.

You guys, producing this guide nearly put me in the grave. I had no idea just how bad the situation was—how much pressure the FDA has received from the tuna and coal industries, or how problematic the current recommended fish charts were. The process was time consuming, frustrating, and emotionally exhausting. But darn it, we did it and it’s GOOD. So if you’ve made it this far, do me a favor and share this post. Share it with your partners. Share it with your pregnant friends. And the next time you see someone recommending canned tuna for babies, tell them otherwise.  

With love, 

Jenny Best

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