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Big Book of Recipes for Babies, Toddlers & Children, 365 Quick, Easy and Healthy Dishes: From First Foods to Starting School (The Big Book Series) [Paperback]

Bridget Wardley , Judy More
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15 Oct 2004
In The Big Book of Recipes for Babies and Toddlers, expert paediatric dieticians Bridget L. Wardley and Judy More present a quick-to-make, delicious food idea for every day of the year. This book gives inspirational and practical suggestions for everyone wanting to give their children nutritious and adventurous meals. A child's first six years can be an exciting culinary journey which takes him or her from mashed banana, through home-made pizza, to their first mild curry. By introducing our children to a wide variety of tastes from an early age, we can help them to grow into a lifelong habit of intelligent eating. Making the dishes ourselves, we can give them foods that we know are nutritionally balanced in every way.

The book is broken down into five parts; part one emphasizes the importance of healthy eating in children - for fighting infection, building strong bones and teeth, and helping neural development; part two covers weaning, giving practical advice on weaning techniques as well as 50 different 'first food' recipes; part three focuses on 1-2 year olds; part four suggests breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks as well as sections on packed lunches and healthy party treats for 3-6 year olds; part five provides a selection of 7-day meal planners.

Perfect for practical parenting, the recipes are quick and easy to make (no complicated measurements or methods), and are guaranteed to give enjoyment to your growing family.

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Watkins Publishing LTD (15 Oct 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844830365
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844830367
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 29.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,698 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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74 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never go hungry again 10 Dec 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
What a fantastic book if you have kids.
Being a busy mum of two under 4 I always struggled what to cook them for dinner, many a time I would end up cooking two dinners one for my kids and one for me and my husband, now I have this book I just cook for everyone as the recipes are easily adapted for adults too. I just wish this book had of been out when my two kids were babies as there are lots of interesting and exciting things for them to eat. Some of the recipes are really simple and your little ones can help you cook too. 10/10 for this book
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271 of 275 people found the following review helpful
By Heather
Format:Paperback
At last a really well-written, easy to read book on child nutrition with excellent and realistic recipes. And it is written by real experts. Unlike Annabel Karmel who purports to be an expert, the two female authors of this book are not only mothers but paediatric dieticians. They know more than simple nutrition, they know the physiology and psychology of babies and children as they relate to food and they explain it in a simple, informative and non-patronising way. But most of all, the book is crammed full of great recipes for all ages. No need to buy several books for different ages, it's all in this one - from babies to school kids, from lunchboxes to parties.
My children are now 5 and 3 and I have only just found this book. I wish I had found it when they were babies. The two female authors write so reassuringly about the stages of a baby/child's learning that you feel like you have got two friends on your side who are holding your hand through what can be a daunting process. They really explain WHY a child behaves as they do and how you can best teach your child to enjoy food. They also cut through the fact and fiction about healthy eating and explain what is and isn't good for your child. All this stuff about LCP's and iron absorption -it's actually quite straightforward!
Part 1 of the book talks all about nutrition and how to put together a healthy diet for your child. It's not long, and it's not patronising. They talk about healthy eating, food combining and essential nutrients. They cover 'coping with feeding problems' and 'managing allergies and intolerances' but for me, the best bit is the advice about sensible shopping and how to read those labels.
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65 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A simply brilliant book! 14 Jan 2005
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I can't praise this book highly enough! It's very well laid out and even the pages are tough enough to be wiped down easily. I have tried loads of the recipes already with my own toddler and have recommended it to all the parents in the nursery where I work. I was amazed to find how easy it is to mske root vegetables into a fun and nutritious meal. My son's favourite is Toddler's tortilla but I have yet to try any recipe that he won't eat! A real find!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great! 22 July 2007
Format:Paperback
I actually bought this book about 2 years ago in a cheap bookshop not really knowing what I was buying. This book is wonderful. Such quick and easy recipes to make.
The individual carrot cakes were a massive hit for my daughters 1st birthday. Most recipes suit adults and children alike. Recommended to all my baby friends!
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62 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!! 1 Mar 2006
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
It will probably live on my counter rather than book shelf like all my other cook books! I've only had it a few days & have made about 5 different things from it already & marked most of the pages I want to try out! Pretty straight forward meals, snacks, breakfasts etc with supermarket ingredients (nothing too fancy you wont be able to get hold of). Great breakfast ideas I want to try as son doesnt seem to like eating in the morning. I love Annabel Karmel books, but i think this one tops them! Love the way the book can be opened on the page & stay there too!
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the Best 31 Jan 2006
Format:Paperback
If you only ever buy one cook book in your life - make it this one! Regardless of the fact it's based on the needs of children, it's a fabulous all rounder for the whole family. Simple and easy to use, great ideas and full of nutricious tips. I've seen other "baby" meal planner books and they don't even come close to this one!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic and thoroughly useful 4 Sep 2008
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I feel compelled to comment about this excellent recipe book aimed specifically at babies, toddlers and children. It is the best book of its kind out there and has been an absolute lifesaver. My 1 year old doesn't like food much... in fact he only started eating at 9 months. I tried all sorts of food, bought and otherwise. Quite simply, the most success I have had is with recipes from this book. I currently have one in the oven and one on the stove as I'm typing. I really love the format too. Much more useful than the Annabel Karmel books and a must have for all mums (and dads!).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!! 13 Feb 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Am really pleased I bought this great little (or should I say big) book!
As a busy mum to my 3yr old son, making him nutritious fresh meals is important to me and for some reason I would find it hard to come up with different ideas for lunches/dinners etc and didn't want to resort to quick, convenient alternatives from the supermarket. Anyway after finding this book on Amazon and reading the favourable reviews I decided to get this and so far have been delighted!
The book is separated into ages and has sections for Breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts and snacks along with a meal planning section.
I particularly like the fact it tells you if a recipe freezes well or how long it will typically keep as I like to make ahead and freeze some dishes, so this is very useful.
If you have kids and need some ideas I'd say get it as I'm sure it will get plenty of use!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Big Book of Recipes for Babies
It arrived promptly, was a bit grubby but cleaned up nicely, and was exactly what it was advertised as. The grubbiness was a good sign that it had been frequently used and loved. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Pauline Needham
5.0 out of 5 stars The only book you need from the start of weaning. Definitely...
As rubbish cooks and mega busy working parents who are also conscientious about what we feed our kids, we haven't got time for messing about with lengthy, fussy cooking and trips... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Default pen name
5.0 out of 5 stars Baby book of recipes
Got this for my daughter who has a baby and she has found this book very useful in started her baby on his own food.
Published 3 months ago by Shaaron edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars Good ideas
Great ideas for a range of foods. I can see my self using this book for quite a few years. Lots of quick recipes too.
Published 5 months ago by Hilary Hurrey
3.0 out of 5 stars not bad
Could use a better weaning section not much for under 1s which is why I got it to give me more ideas for my boy at 7/8 months
Published 6 months ago by dawn wheatley
4.0 out of 5 stars Cooking for little ones made easy
Bought this book for my partner as his little nippers are difficult with their food and he refused to be defeated by the salad dodgers! Read more
Published 9 months ago by SS86
5.0 out of 5 stars great recipes for baies/kids
interesting, varied yet easy to follow recipes, it was recommended to me and I would do the same to anyone with youngsters.
Published 9 months ago by mrs lesley hardcastle
3.0 out of 5 stars Recipes Book
Book had reasonable amount of easy recipes to follow using everyday foods -good simple pictures. Quality of book was fair.
Published 11 months ago by mjb
3.0 out of 5 stars okay recipes
Plenty of health recipes that are basic to make. Little disappointed as some of the book was quite obvious stuff and didn't really have a lot of variety for smaller kids.
Published 12 months ago by Trace
3.0 out of 5 stars Gift purchase
I bought this as a gift. There are lots of recipes and it is a good size, also lots of pictures. Cannot say how useful it will be as have not used it myself.
Published 12 months ago by Nana
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