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can anyone recommend a good weaning book?

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nicg85 Sat 12-Mar-16 20:29:35

Dd is 5 months so need to start preparing myself for weaning when she's 6 months.

Can anyone recommend a weaning book that has good recipes and also a guide to weaning too?
I'm breastfeeding so would like info on how to reduce bf gradually.


MrsAukerman Sat 12-Mar-16 20:30:49

Baby led weaning by Gill Rapley

Iguessyourestuckwithme Sat 12-Mar-16 20:35:02

I am a nanny and use the annabelle Karmel books - although I have a quick glance and then make it my way (its more about ideas never would have whizzed avocado with pear)

FoodPorn Fri 08-Apr-16 10:19:10

The baby led weaning cookbook. It covers all the principles of BLW and has recipes too. smile

Jemappelle Fri 08-Apr-16 12:21:21

Mumsnet is very keen on Baby Led Weaning so the book you'll be recommended is Baby Led Weaning by Rapley.

If that's not your route immediately, annabel karmel is good for ideas.

I'm liking walking down baby food aisles and noting mentally what the jars have and mixing up with ideas from my own kitchen and going along smile

Today he's had Greek yoghurt with puréed apple for breakfast and a salmon mousse for lunch which we all like.

CMOTDibbler Fri 08-Apr-16 12:30:23

Buy a cookbook you like the look of with recipes for the whole family, then cook those mashing or just giving the baby their portion.

Sairelou Fri 08-Apr-16 12:33:25

If you want to go down the purees route then the Annabel Karmel book is great for ideas for odd combinations.

If you want to go down the baby led route then Baby Led Weaning by Gill Rapely has recipes for the whole family.

sophiaslullaby Mon 18-Apr-16 13:47:58

I've got Annabel Karmel's book and like PP have said, I use it for ideas mainly. It sets out a weekly plan too, which was helpful given DS is my first and I was a bit nervous/clueless but the more I read from other mums the more confident I am so just use her book as a guide and rather than read to the letter.

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