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The Baby and Toddler Cookbook: Fresh, Homemade Foods for a Healthy Start

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  324 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Give your baby and toddler the best start in life and help them grow up healthy, happy, and strong with delicious, homemade foods. Packed with 90 easy-to-prepare recipes made with wholesome ingredients, The Baby & Toddler Cookbook--along with its companion volume, Baby and Toddler On the Go--offers a fresh and nutritious approach to feeding children from 6 months to 3 year ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published June 7th 2011 by Weldon Owen (first published January 1st 2011)
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Feb 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
What I like most about this cookbook as compared to others is that it has many "how to" and informative sections; also, the cookbook is more comprehensive in terms of the serving sizes by age, including some "do's and don'ts" for items such as sweets--which I appreciate. ...more
Jan 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: baby, nonfiction
Though I didn't make everything, the cookbook had good ideas of spices to introduce and what seasonings could be coupled with which fruits and vegetables. ...more
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Some good ideas for the later months such as 9+. Will definitely keep this in mind when that time comes.
Dec 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Clear, helpful, and aesthetically pleasing. Between this book and The Wholesome Baby Food Guide: Over 150 Easy, Delicious, and Healthy Recipes from Purees to Solids, I feel like I've gone from uninformed to completely covered, with a stack of good recipe options. ...more
Feb 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Not every recipe was a hit with my baby or with me, but there are a couple that I will keep cooking for a while- like the salmon cakes and the veggie curry. We bought this book to offer a little guidance in how quickly we could introduce texture to our baby and it definitely helped with that. I also wouldn't have thought of putting quinoa in her purees or making rice pudding for her, so this helped broaden my mind from the usual that we had seen in stores or that we knew from other people. ...more
Jan 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cooking
Perfect for a first time Mom! This cookbook focuses mainly on the first year or so - plenty of recipes and ideas for purees and introducing all types of foods to baby. I appreciated the tips on freezing and experimenting without a specific recipe. Looking forward to trying some of the meat dishes once our baby gets a bit older.
Heather Mize
Nov 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastically good cookbook for babies. It has so much great information, and I find that of all the books on baby food that I have that I reference this one the most. It has some really creative, and healthy recipes, some you would not think up on your own. It's very well done and laid out/organized. It's such a fun, bright book. ...more
Jul 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
I am really amazed at how much information is in this book, from basics to advanced it really reads and instructs well.
One flaw, if I can call it that, the quantities of the food that you end up with are generally small- but some of the more advanced recipes should have assumed you might be cooking for the rest of the family and baby.
Jul 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This probably sounds weird but I read a lot of cookbooks. I love to read cook books even though I don't cook. I've read a lot of baby cookbooks because I make my daughter her baby food. This is one of the better ones out there and its one of my favorites. I've made the apple cinnamon oatmeal almost everyday this week. Love this book! ...more
May 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed having a book to help me navigate feeding my first baby solid foods. The homemade baby food recipes were a hit. The toddler recipes are quite involved... I've made a few for the whole family, but they're a bit bland for adults. Overall, I've enjoyed this resource as a first time parent. ...more
Aug 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaways-won
This book is very bright so it is interesting to read/follow along. It really draws your attention to the pages, it is easy to follow, and it has pictures for some of the recipes. I won this book free through a goodreads giveaway, I would recommend this book!
Brenda Christiansen
Aug 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I won a First Reads copy of this book and am so glad I did. This book has lots of great ideas for feeding little ones. The pictures are fantastic - they make the food look delicious. I am looking forward to trying out many of these recipes.
robin marie
Apr 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Gorgeous photography, layout and presentation. I wanted to own the book just for that reason! However the recipes were pretty common sense if you already cook from scratch with fresh ingredients and I couldn't justify purchasing the book. ...more
Jul 22, 2012 rated it liked it
A very easy to read and helpful toddler cook book. I was having a hard time feeding my toddler and this book really helped me focus of balanced nutrition and what my kid can actually eat at each stage. It is also filled with helpful tips and hints to get your kid to actually eat the food.
Nov 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned, non-fiction
IT was good, but a lot of the recipes are hard work. While making purees are easy, these take an extra step that a busy mom can't handle~ ...more
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Good- I read over and over again with my daughter
Rachel Hellums
Nov 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Got so much good stuff from this book! My daughter LOVES the recipes for the 12+ months!
May 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Beautiful book but far less useful than other baby food books I've used ...more
May 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great ideas for chefs of all ability levels. My ten-month old son has loved everything I've made out of this book so far. A must-have for every new mom. ...more
Floyd Larck
Jun 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: amazon
Another book purchased as a gift. Our daughter is a real do-it-yourselfer when it comes to cooking. We bought this book for her when her daughter was born and she just loves it.
Suchi Jain
Jan 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Found this book useful being a first time mommy. Food purées recipe by months, serving and preparation details was key thing I really liked about this book.
Andrea Zabel
Jul 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbooks
Favorites: Apricot and Coconut Milk Rice Pudding, Indian-Spiced Lentil Stew, Baby's Chicken Chili, Chicken for Baby, Cucumber Yogurt and Milk, Roasted Gingery Plums ...more
Sep 25, 2012 rated it liked it
Okay...nice layout, lovely photographs and good info....but nothing new really. Excellent starter book though if you are just beginning to make your baby's food. ...more
Sep 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Such an amazing book! Love the recipes and helpful tips throughout.
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