The idea for the Little Bites app came about when I was having trouble tracking what I had fed my then 5 month old daughter. Knowing the general recommendation that new parents should follow the “3 day rule” before introducing new foods, I didn’t want to rely on memory or a scribbled piece of paper that I would inevitably lose. I couldn’t believe there wasn’t a tool to simplify the management of this important stage of my daughter’s life…her first encounter with solid foods!
I can also say from experience that introducing a variety of nutrient dense foods gradually at a young age will greatly increase the likelihood of your child being a good eater. This is the reason why I’ve chosen to include a recipe component in the app as well: to help inspire and create a family of happy, healthy and well-fed eaters.
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Melissa S. Whitehead
While I'm a seasoned software developer, I love the flexibility I have being home with my young daughter. Large scale projects don't fit well with my ideal work/life balance, but if you are a small business starting out and looking for technical help, please don't hesitate to contact me for a consult!