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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: 20.4 x 1.7 x 26.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 127,110 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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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By miss deirdre farrell on 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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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 April 2002
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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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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 Oct. 1999
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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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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 May 2002
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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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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By S. Barker on 31 Mar. 2004
Format: Hardcover
This book is wonderful, such an inspiration to feed your baby/toddler fun, healthy meals. I love Dorling Kindersley books as they are so beautifully presented, loads and loads of colour pictures making the food look delicious, everything about it just makes you want to get in the kitchen and cook for your children! All the recipes are easy, and the toddler section must surely guarantee you never have a fussy eater. It has made me look forward to feeding my family for years to come and I know this book will be used every day.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By mouse@springfield.co.uk on 24 April 2001
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My 13 month-old was weaned on this book at 5 months and will now eat almost anything, although since she still had no teeth, some finger food is out. I love this book. The recipes are easy, fun to cook and my daughter loves them ALL! What more can I say? Apart from buy it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AR on 22 May 2013
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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. From experience if you just try to liquidise what you have prepared for yourself, the taste of the puree is very often not that nice. This book gives some lovely tasting, healthy, nutritious recipes which puree well. Our daughter loved lots of the recipes and I was able to cook 2 recipes at a time in bulk and store them in little individual post in the freezer so that they were easy to heat up quickly each meal time. We have stopped using the book now that she is a toddler and eating the same meals as the rest of the family, mainly because despite the recipes saying they are quick, you will find many of them go on to say that preparation time takes up to an hour! However they are innovative recipes, if you have the time. great advice re nutrition and salt content of food etc.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By fifi on 22 Jun. 2009
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This book is a must have for all mothers and fathers weaning there baby onto solids. With easy to follow recipes very tasty and healthy meals. Plus lots of useful tips. I bought this book before my wee girl went onto solids and everything I've tried in it she hasn't refused. She's loved everything. I would highly recommend.
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