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Baby and toddler cookbook recommendations please

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LoveYouForeverMyBaby Fri 05-Oct-12 11:37:46

Slightly stuck in a rut of the same meals for 10.5 month old dc and then an Ella's kitchen pouch. Can anyone recommend a good cookbook for this age group please?


ProudNeathGirl Fri 05-Oct-12 11:41:23

I wouldn't have thought you need to make him anything special - can't he just eat what you eat - pureed at first, then mashed, then slightly bigger lumps etc etc?

mamij Fri 05-Oct-12 11:42:39

The Annabel Karmel one is great. I think it's called Feeding Your Baby and goes from weaning to toddler years.

LoveYouForeverMyBaby Fri 05-Oct-12 11:44:45

Thank you mamij.

Mine and oohs diet isn't great so when we do make good food - spam Bol, pasta, roasts etc we freeze or dc, but most of the fine I make up her food separately and freeze and have started to run out of ideas.

Also, I have started another thread as I am concerned she is not eating enough finger foods.

Needalifeagain Fri 05-Oct-12 11:47:29

Baby led weaning cook book
My daddy cooks by Nick Coffer
River cottage baby and toddler cookbook

All have really easy and child friendly recipes.

JollyToddler Fri 05-Oct-12 11:49:03

IME the Annabel karmel one is not very good. Lots of the recipes contain lots of sugar and salt.

The baby led weaning one is good.

mamij Fri 05-Oct-12 14:17:42

You can omit the salt/sugar when you cook. I like it as it's easy to follow and there's quite a number of recipes.

The My Daddy Cooks is a good one too.

Starshaped Fri 05-Oct-12 14:28:32

I like the River Cottage Baby and Toddler cook book- plenty of recipes for family meals in there.

JollyToddler Fri 05-Oct-12 16:13:12

I didn't think the ice lollies would work without sugar, and quite a few of the recipes involve soy sauce which is very salty and I think the taste would change without it.

I was just surprised that a book aimed at young children that contains a 'warning' about high salt in pre-prepared food would then go on to include soy sauce in a number of the recipes and also say that you can season with salt if your child is over one. It is an up to date version too.

I think it is good if you already know about salty foods, salt recommended maximum amounts and then you can adjust to allow for these, but if you were using this only and not researching further then there are better books.

CMOTDibbler Fri 05-Oct-12 19:30:59

I'd get a nice cookbook like Jamies Ministry of food, and concentrate on getting the whole families diet better, not just cooking baby food.

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