**AWARDED A MUMSNET RATED BADGE 2017** ‘Exceeded my expectations! In-depth introduction to weaning, including useful nutritional information, plus lots of lovely recipes appropriate to each stage of weaning – and the ones for toddlers are fantastic for the whole family to share, too!’ Mumsnet Reviewer
**AWARDED A MUMSNET BEST BADGE 2016** Whether you’ve just had a baby or you’re about to welcome your new little bundle into the world, you probably have a LOT of questions ...
Author: Gill Rapley, Tracey Murkett
Publisher: The Experiment
Explodes the myth that babies need to be spoon-fed, and shows why self-feeding from the start of the weaning process is the healthiest way for your child to develop. With baby-led weaning (BLW, for short), you can skip purâees and make the transition to solid food by following your baby's cues. At about six months, most babies are ready to join the family at the kitchen table and discover food for themselves. This book is the definitive guide to this crucial period in your child's development, and shows you how to help your baby participate in family meals right from the start; experiment with food at his or her own pace; develop new abilities, including hand-eye coordination and chewing; and learn to love a variety of foods and to enjoy mealtimes.--Frompublisher description.
One family, one meal. Super-easy, super-tasty weaning recipes you’ll love to eat yourself. ‘a breath of fresh air for new parents’ - Skye Gyngell Award-winning food blogger Beth Bentley makes weaning fun and simple with a combination of baby-led and spoon-fed nutritious, wholesome recipes that are packed full of flavour. Say goodbye to fruit-sweetened, unidentifiable purees and instead make real, delicious food that the whole family can enjoy. Focusing on just a few great ingredients, clever flavour combinations and easy cooking methods, this is food that can be scaled up easily so that the family is able to enjoy the one meal – together; a practice that will help your baby develop good eating and social habits. And even better, the majority can be made using just one hand and just one pan! Including recipes such as Rainbow Ragu, Sweet Potato Cookies, Baby Burrito Bowls and No-roast Chicken Pot Roast, this step-by-step guide will take you from the daunting first stages of weaning right up to one year, with confidence and excitement. Including over 60 meals for both baby and mum, here are healthy, flavoursome recipes for a happy baby.
Covering every step of the weaning journey, from six months to a year, The First Foods Book includes more than 130 recipes - from single-veg purees to exciting combinations and full meals. Every one has been rigorously tested to ensure it meets with Ella's Kitchen nutritional standards. There is also lots of practical advice to give every parent confidence at this key stage of their baby's development. Top tips and insider advice from nutritionists, baby experts and real mums, dads and carers make weaning easy and stress-free - introducing solids becomes as much of an adventure for parents as it is for the little one whose taste exploration has only just begun. Weekly meal planners show you just what to expect, and there is a pull-out chart included in the book that you can stick on your fridge or wall. The third in the hugely successful Ella's Kitchen Cook Book series, The First Foods Book brims with recipes guaranteed to set tiny taste buds alight. With every recipe specifically developed for its nutritional content, as well as for its yummy flavour, and with the Ella's Kitchen stamp of approval on every page, this is set to become every parent's must-have guide to weaning.
Feeding Your Baby Day by Day makes weaning simple, giving you baby food recipes for every single meal, right from the day your baby starts solids. Packed with more than 200 recipes, plus finger foods, daily meal ideas, weekly plans, nutritional information, and kitchen know-how, this book guides you step by step from the moment you start combining breastfeeding or formula milk with first tastes, through to feeding a hungry preschooler. DK's Feeding Your Baby Day by Day helps to ensure your baby receives the nutrients he needs and learns to enjoy the tastes and textures of family meals. Why is it special? * DK has done the thinking for you, with easy-to-follow, age-appropriate meal plans for every day of weaning. * More than 200 fuss-free, quick recipes, from first purees to family meals, with simple instructions, and easy to source ingredients. * Authoritative and accessible--the visual approach shows you instantly what food to prepare, and the expert author gives advice you can trust. Other key features * Balanced menu plans ensure parents are providing the nutrients their baby needs as well as helping him experience the tastes and textures that are essential in the early months. * Perfect for busy parents who don't want to spend hours in the kitchen - just to serve up simple, tasty food that's good for their baby. * Suitable for baby-led weaning as well as conventional weaning with purees. Contents Introduction Section 1 - Feeding Facts When to wean Signs your baby is ready. Dropping milk feeds Replacing milk feeds with solids. Baby-led weaning Combining purées and finger foods. A full tummy Portion sizes. The three stages of weaning Stage 1 - baby's first feed. Stage 2 - finger foods. Stage 3 - how to make purées. Kitchen know how Cupboard essentials. Microwaving and freezing food. A balanced diet Nutritional requirements of babies and toddlers. Food allergies and intolerances How to recognize and react to an allergic reaction. Feeding toddlers Fussy eating. Coping with food fads. Portion sizes and snacks. Children who won't eat vegetables. Section 2 - Day-By-Day Planner Explains how to prepare foods on first introduction; cross refs to recipe section where more complicated. How to use the planner Introducing healthy and varied tastes and foods that baby's digestion can handle. Weeks 1-8 (stage 1) Weeks 9-21 (stage 2, 7-9 months) Weeks 22-34 (stage 3, 9-12 months) Meal planners Section 3 - Recipes Each recipe explains how to make it suitable for weaning stages 1, 2, and 3. First purées, includes foods to watch out for (e.g. tomatoes) Fruit and vegetables, iIncludes sauces and soups Chicken recipes Legume recipes Lamb recipes Beef recipes Fish recipes Cheese & egg recipes Healthy dessert recipes Baking cookies, cakes, muffins, toddler birthday cake Appendix - First Aid: choking Index
Welcome to an exciting stage in your baby's life: starting solid food! This will be a fun time for both you and your little one as your baby explores new tastes and gains a place at the family table. Jennifer offers you expert advice on everything you need to know to practice baby-led weaning safely and confidently: why you might want to use this method, when to start, what nutrients your baby needs, how to prevent choking, how to deal with allergies and what to feed vegetarian babies. Plus, she answers a ton of real-life questions parents often have when starting baby-led weaning and provides 125 delicious family-friendly recipes. So let's get started! Tips for getting started, including signs of readiness for solid food. Info on safe food shapes and sizes, progressing as your baby develops. Strategies for dealing with food allergies and preventing picky eating. Guidelines for modifying family meals for your baby. Discover all the wonderful benefits of baby-led weaning -- from good nutrition and a decreased risk of picky eating as your baby gets older to faster dexterity development and a healthier overall relationship with food.
The Second Baby Survival Guide offers a brilliant mixture of practical, experience-driven advice and warm supportiveness to help second-time parents-to-be cope with a new baby and a toddler. Covering everything from telling your older child about the new baby, to trying to organise your day with two in tow, this book will equip you for the exciting – and busy – journey ahead. Naia Edwards offers reassuring advice and tips on a range of topics, from ensuring everyone gets enough sleep, to tackling jealousy and tantrums in your older child and how to adapt to your bigger family. And yes, you will be able find enough love for two. With frequently asked questions and case studies offering words of wisdom from parents who've been there (and survived to tell the tale!) this is an engaging, trustworthy and enjoyable read and is set to become a parenting classic.
Quick and Easy Weaning
Author: Annabel Karmel
Publisher: Random House
Weaning your baby can be a tricky milestone for any parent, but with her years of experience and wealth of expertise, Annabel Karmel is on hand to help. In her new book, Quick and Easy Weaning, Annabel aims to take the stress out of your baby’s transition to solid food, guiding you through the weaning process step-by-step, from your baby’s very first purée to introducing more complex flavours and textures. Featuring 100 delicious recipes, including tasty purées such as Baked Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash, first tastes of grown-up foods like My First Beef Bolognese, and nutritious sweet treats like Pear, Apple and Blueberry Crumble, Annabel makes it easy for you to give your child the very best start in life. All Annabel’s recipes are developed with busy parents in mind, to be simple and quick to prepare as well as packed full of nutrition, to keep your baby happy and healthy.
Forget baby purées and spoon-feeding—there’s an easier, more natural way to introduce your little one to solid foods. By about six months, when babies can sit up unassisted, grab things, and munch on them, they are ready to join the family at the kitchen table and discover real, solid food for themselves. Baby-led weaning sets the stage for healthy eating habits in the years ahead by helping babies learn to feed themselves, to gauge appetite, and to love a variety of nutritious foods. Now, with The Baby-Led Weaning Cookbook, cooking family meals that your little one can share will be a cinch. Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett—coauthors of Baby-Led Weaning, the book that started the movement—collect 130 recipes perfectly suited for baby-led weaning, as well as: • Straightforward advice on which foods to start with • Essential at-a-glance information on nutrition and food safety • Healthy ideas for quick snacks, delicious desserts, and meals for the whole family • Anecdotes and quotes from parents who follow baby-led weaning • Tips on minimizing the mess, keeping food the right size for little hands, and more! The Baby-Led Weaning Cookbook will give you the recipes and the confidence to create exciting, enjoyable mealtimes that encourage little ones to develop at their own pace.
When Parents Part
Author: Penelope Leach
From the acclaimed, best-selling author of Your Baby & Child and one of the world’s leading experts on child development and parenting, a practical, comprehensively researched guide to doing the best for your child during and after separation or divorce. Recent research clarifies why parents—fathers as much as mothers—are so crucial to children of all ages and how their separation can turn children’s lives upside down. Drawing on the latest scientific findings, as well as on her many years of professional and personal work with children, Penelope Leach describes how parents can minimize the impact of separation and divorce on children through the six stages of a child’s life, from infancy to adulthood. She helps parents find ways to continue being fathers and mothers when they are no longer husbands and wives. She explains recent studies that overturn numerous common assumptions, revealing, for example, that many standard custody arrangements can undermine young children’s attachment to parents and in the case of infants even negatively affect their brain development; that unless infants and toddlers are already closely attached to both parents, regular overnights with the noncustodial parent may be damaging; and that dividing a child’s time equally between the parents may be “fair” to them but seldom is best for the child. And, throughout, Leach grounds her approach with anecdotal evidence presented in the voices of children and parents themselves. Leach’s child-centered advice, profoundly thoughtful and thorough, tackles the issues from every angle—emotional, scientific, psychological, practical, legal—covering everything from access, custody, and financial considerations to managing separate sets of technology in two houses. Above all she is insistent that for the sake of their future development, the needs of children must be put first. She is persuasively clear that mutual parenting, while seldom easy, is the best way forward for both the parents and the children. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Jessica Seinfeld
Publisher: Harper Collins
It has become common knowledge that childhood obesity rates are increasing every year. But the rates continue to rise. And between busy work schedules and the inconvenient truth that kids simply refuse to eat vegetables and other healthy foods, how can average parents ensure their kids are getting the proper nutrition and avoiding bad eating habits? As a mother of three, Jessica Seinfeld can speak for all parents who struggle to feed their kids right and deal nightly with dinnertime fiascos. As she wages a personal war against sugars, packaged foods, and other nutritional saboteurs, she offers appetizing alternatives for parents who find themselves succumbing to the fastest and easiest (and least healthy) choices available to them. Her modus operandi? Her book is filled with traditional recipes that kids love, except they're stealthily packed with veggies hidden in them so kids don't even know! With the help of a nutritionist and a professional chef, Seinfeld has developed a month's worth of meals for kids of all ages that includes, for example, pureed cauliflower in mac and cheese, and kale in spaghetti and meatballs. She also provides revealing and humorous personal anecdotes, tear–out shopping guides to help parents zoom through the supermarket, and tips on how to deal with the kid that "must have" the latest sugar bomb cereal. But this book also contains much more than recipes and tips. By solving problems on a practical level for parents, Seinfeld addresses the big picture issues that surround childhood obesity and its long–term (and ruinous) effects on the body. With the help of a prominent nutritionist, her book provides parents with an arsenal of information related to kids' nutrition so parents understand why it's important to throw in a little avocado puree into their quesadillas. She discusses the critical importance of portion size, and the specific elements kids simply must have (as opposed to adults) in order to flourish now and in the future: protein, calcium, vitamins, and Omega 3 and 6 fats. Jessica Seinfeld's book is practical, easy–to–read, and a godsend for any parent that wants their kids to be healthy for a long time to come.
The New Basics
Author: Dr. Michel Cohen, M.D.
Dr. Michel Cohen, named by the New York Post as the hip, "must-have" pediatrician, has an important message for parents: Don't worry so much. In an easy-reference alphabetical format, The New Basics clearly lays out the concerns you may face as aparent and explains how to solve them -- without fuss, without stress, and without harming your child by using unnecessary medicines or interventions. With sensitivity and love, Dr. Michel describes proven techniques for keeping your children healthy and happy without driving yourself crazy. He will show you how to set positive habits for sleeping and eating and how to treat ailments early and effectively. You'll learn when antibiotics are helpful and when they can be harmful. If you're having trouble breast feeding, pumping, or bottle weaning, Dr. Michel has the advice to set you back on track. If after several months your baby is still not sleeping through the night, The New Basics will provide you with tried-and-true methods to help ease this difficult transition for babies and parents. Dr. Michel recognizes that you're probably asking the same questions his own patients' parents frequently ask, so he includes a section called "Real Questions from Real Parents" throughout the book. You'll find important answers about treating asthma, head injuries, fevers, stomach bugs, colic, earaches, and other ailments. More than just a book on how to care for your child's physical well-being, The New Basics also covers such parenting challenges as biting, hitting, ADD, separation anxiety, how to prevent the terrible twos (and threes and fours ...), and preparing your child for a new sibling.
As parents, we play an enormous role in shaping our children's attitude to food, and we'd all love to instil healthy eating habits in them from as early an age as possible. But I know from my own experiences as a mum that providing children with nutritious, tasty and easy-to-make meals - often on a budget - is no easy task. That's why I've joined forces with leading nutritionalist Anita Bean to create more than 100 delicious but simple recipes to make your life easier and to help you give your child a healthy and balanced diet. There are loads of ideas in this book for feeding babies and toddlers alike, as well as meal planners to take the stress out of feeding your child. For this revised and updated edition we've also come up with lots of fun new ideas for children's party food as well as inspiring suggestions for luchboxes and healthy treats and snacks. I hope these recipes will prove as popular with your children as they have with mine.