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Feeding Your Baby & Toddler [Hardcover]

Annabel Karmel
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

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1 April 1999
Comprehensive and illustrated guide to feeding the very young inspiring confidence in all who care for children. Advice from weaning babies to devising tempting meals for fussy toddlers and dietary needs at key developmental stages is invaluable. Over 150 recipes.


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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd (1 April 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751306142
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751306149
  • Product Dimensions: 25.8 x 19.6 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 367,557 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Annabel Karmel is the UK's best-selling author on baby and children's food. She is an expert in devising tasty and nutritious meals for children without the need for parents to spend hours in the kitchen. As a busy working mother of three, she has first-hand experience of the difficulties of feeding young children while knowing how important it is to provide them with healthy and tasty food.

She wrote her first book, The Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner in 1991 and this became big hit and has now sold over 4 million copies worldwide. Since then, Annabel has gone on to write 21 books on feeding babies and children , family meals as well as teaching children how to cook.

She has created the UK's the number one branded range of chilled ready meals aimed at young children , Eat Fussy, as well as innovative baby foods all sold in supermarkets. She also launched equipment for making baby food and her menus are served in theme parks, hotels, nurseries and holiday parks nationwide.

Her popular website www.annabelkarmel.com has more than 70,000 members and offers parents delicious recipes for babies, children and adults as well as information on all aspects of nutrition.

Annabel was awarded an MBE in June 2006 in the Queen's Birthday honours for her outstanding work in the field of child nutrition.


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Annabel Karmel is a leading authority on feeding the under-fives and is a trained Cordon Bleu chef and mother of three. What she does particularly well is encourage a healthy approach to diet while making the recipes truly tasty--in part, by making recipes that are easy for parents to cook, but also, importantly, ones that parents would actually want to eat too--why always make separate food for your children? Feeding your Baby and Toddler: A Complete Guide is also a guide to how to feed your children and what the experience of weaning is like for the children--valuable information that is long overdue in a book like this.

With sections on basic nutrition, suggestions for your store cupboard, equipment, techniques for freezing and reheating, and food hygiene parents will find the book invaluable; for example, the section on introducing solids actually shows how to feed from a spoon--something that isn't taught in parentcraft classes. The book is structured around sections based on age, with each one having its own introduction to that age group's special feeding issues and problems, and is followed by the author's delicious recipes--such as Sweetcorn, Cherry Tomato and Tofu Kebabs and Singapore Noodles--and fun serving and decoration suggestions. There are also recipes for desserts--Banana Muffins or Fresh Fruit Ice Lollipops--there being no reason why sweet food cannot be part of a well-rounded diet. The book ends with a menu planner for each of the age groups, one per page, which suggests a menu for each day of the week. A great idea that could also serve to introduce parents to what constitutes a healthy diet and how to put it together.

The book's approach is one that takes into account the total experience of eating when you are doing it for the very first time; new textures, flavours, holding your own spoon--all these are new experiences for baby. As such, it is much more than just a cookbook; it is a culinary guide to living with under-fives. Highly recommended for parents in general, but especially for first-time parents. --Alison Jardine

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"Structured around age, it answers all questions related to each stage in feeding. It is full of delicious recipes, which kids are sure to adore." Baby & You --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - can't live without it! 29 Jun 2003
Format:Hardcover
I cannot emphasise enough how useful this book has been for me - I've hardly put it down since my 6-month-old started solids. Annabel Karmel has great tips for cooking in bulk, freezing then reheating safely. My baby has so far savoured everything I've made from this book. It's also great knowing exactly what goes into the food she eats. My only regret is not buying it sooner when my 2-year-old started solids. He hated jarred and powdered food, and even now is a very fussy eater with limited tastes.
I'd also recommend it for adults on wheat-free diets as a lot of the recipes up to 9 months are made from the minimum of ingredients, and virtually no wheat in them.
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54 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful filled with plenty of ideas. 11 April 2002
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I have found this book very useful. I had been feeding my baby the usual meals: carrot, potato, apple and pear purees and was looking for some new inspirational ideas. In my experience I had found my off the cuff combinations of vegetables and meat were refused by my son. However, every recipe my baby has tried from this book has been well received, including the savoury dishes.
Her ideas for mixing sweet and savoury flavours are very clever and the 7-day meal planner is indispensable. The recipes are quick and easy and there are even no cook meals for when you are in a hurry. This book is well worth having and I am glad I bought it.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 8 Jan 2006
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I was given this book as a present for my first child - I thought I wouldn't need it as I hate cook books and buying recipes etc, for this reason I am here to say this is an excellent book for new mothers. It is well presented and showing the times a meal will take to prepare and cook was a godsend, most of the meals take about 40mins to prepare and cook, it's easy and simple and I have loved finding new things in the book to try on my boy. Even my husband has tried it!! I have bought one for a friend as I was not going to part with mine!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Making life easier 6 Oct 1999
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
After buying the Baby and Todler Meal Planner through amazon I sent for this book. Again it was packed full of great ideas, help and advice thanks to these books I have a baby that will eat just about anything but manufactured baby food and when your a first time mum with everyone watching everything you do its great to know that you can produce all this wonderful food quickly and easily, if not a little smugly!
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy -to-make recipes 28 May 2002
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I was nervous of trying to cook my baby's food myself - jars seemed so much easier. I bought this book, and have found the recipes so easy - I haven't had to buy exotic ingredients. I'm saving a fortune by cooking the food myself. Annabel's recipes are simple and tasty - she even has tips on how to adapt the food to suit adults.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for all parents 10 April 2006
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
As a first time mum, starting to wean my baby was a scary and daunting time, I wanted to make sure her diet gave her everything she needed and was varied so she wouldn't become one of those fussy eaters. This book made weaning her far less intimidating, it covers everything you need to know from recipies to how to cope with the fussy eater. My little girl is only 7 months old and loves everything we put in front of her, and I put this down to using Annabel Karmel's book. The recipies look and taste fantastic, so much so that I have adapted some of them to make food for myself and my husband. I would highly recommend that all parents buy this book to give them inspiration with their childs food, from babies all the way through to toddlers. Fantastic!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely BRILLIANT! 9 May 2007
Format:Hardcover
I brought this book to get ideas for meals to wean my daughter with! My daughter LOVES most of the recipes especially the fillet of fish medley and braised beef. I have to admit this is one of my best buys as i brought another book by a different author and my daughter won't eat a thing that i cook from it and to be honest the food didn't look that great! However, I do make larger batches and my partner and I eat the same as our daughter!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
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I liked this book because it contains all the basic information that you need to know, i.e. what foods to start weaning with, what foods to avoid, how much milk to keep giving the baby etc, as well as giving you more advanced help with allergy and nutrition information. It is well presented with easy to follow recipes and it has some lovely ideas for fun foods. My little girl is 9 months old and eats everything I put in front of her and I have little doubt that Annabel Karmel is the reason for this. Friends of mine advised me to get this book (as well as my health visitor) as they told me that they found it a useful guide to nutrition and health for babies and toddlers. I agree. One friend of mine swears by the "fussy eater" section for keeping her little boy alive!

All in all, an excellent book, easy to follow recipes, bright pictures, but most of all a valuable source of information on nutrition for babies and toddlers.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars just ok
bought this to help with ideas to make fresh food for my little one that didn't need extravagant ingredients and a lot of time- for a working mum. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Martina
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Used this so many times with my first and will do the same soon with my baby girl excellent ideas
Published 2 months ago by Ms. Julie M. High
3.0 out of 5 stars Good ideas, easy to follow
I own many of Annabel Karmel's books, and this finally has some new ideas (I find some repetition between the others), the paella and egg fried rice are firm family favourites. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Melodipond
2.0 out of 5 stars Good book but not in good condition (not as described)
This was a used book (which was reflected in the low price) but the condition was described as 'Good' which is why I purchased it, when it arrived a few of the paged were suck... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Emily Mills
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book!
As a first time mum this book has really helped me and gave me the confidence in feeding my wee one for the first time. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Pamela
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
I purchased this for 1 pence, how lucky was I. Fantastic book, clear, simple recipes with a variety for my little one to try.
Published 8 months ago by Elizabeth Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
The quality of the book it's perfect!! It does the job and my little girl just loves the new recipes that we tried.
Published 8 months ago by simina
4.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful
A great book for new mums needing ideas for making solid foods interesting to their babies. It's helped me to become enthusiastic about weaning and makes it easy for me to plan... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Cindy D
5.0 out of 5 stars some nice recipes, great for the weaning period.
I loved this book when I was weaning my daughter. We were very keen to always, while at home, cook from scratch for her and not buy the jars of baby food. Read more
Published 11 months ago by AR
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I love this book, my daughter likes almost every recipe I make from it. I bought it for a friend as I think I'll be using mine for a couple of years!!
Published 12 months ago by Emma
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