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The Baby-led Weaning Cookbook: Over 130 delicious recipes for the whole family to enjoy [Hardcover]

Gill Rapley , Tracey Murkett
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Book Description

4 Nov 2010

In Baby-led Weaning, leading health visitor Gill Rapley and journalist and mum Tracey Murkett introduced parents to a common sense, easy and enjoyable approach to feeding your child, allowing your baby to join in with family meals right from the start of the weaning process. Now The Baby-led Weaning Cookbook offers comprehensive recipes and meal plans to follow so the entire family can take part in making your child a happy and confident eater.

Full of healthy, delicious meals the whole family will enjoy, and beautifully illustrated throughout, The Baby-led Weaning Cookbook also includes:

- simple advice on how to start weaning

- essential at-a-glance information on nutrition and food safety

- recipes for desserts and family dinners, as well as ideas for quick snacks and lunch boxes

- anecdotes and quotes from parents

The Baby-led Weaning Cookbook will give parents the confidence to create exciting and enjoyable mealtimes, allowing their baby to develop his skills as he progresses with food.


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Vermilion (4 Nov 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091935288
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091935283
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 21.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (193 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 265 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Gill Rapley worked as a health visitor for 20 years; she has also been a midwife and breastfeeding counsellor. She pioneered baby-led weaning as a successful approach to solid feeding after studying it as part of her MSc. She has also produced a series of DVDs on the subject. She lectures widely to health professionals and parents and continues to research the introduction of solid foods for babies.

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"[Baby-led weaning] makes life so much easier" (The Times)

"I see many happy children, who choose their own food independently and eat at their own pace" (Stefan Kleintjes, paediatric dietician)

"the benefits are great" (Independent)

"It sounds like common sense: after all, would you want to be strapped into a high chair and force-fed spoon after spoon of bland vegetables? It's surely much more exciting to be able to exercise a bit of control over your diet" (Guardian)

"[Baby-led weaning] could radically simplify infant feeding" (Telegraph)

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An illustrated cookbook full of simple and delicious baby-led weaning recipes to share with the whole family, from the authors of Baby-led Weaning

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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good meal ideas 1 Feb 2011
Format:Hardcover
I bought this book on recommendation as I am planning to try baby-led weaning with my baby. I know the idea is that the baby can join in with suitably adapted family meals but I was looking for inspiration on the kind of things that could work and I think this book provides it. My baby isn't eating yet but the recipes look good and I have tried the Spanish apple cake (made with olive oil rather than butter) which looked a bit strange when I made it but is actually very tasty!

Edited later: I have now made a number of meals from this cookbook and while I still agree that the ideas and inspiration are good I have found that some of the recipes don't 'work' very well and I wonder if they haven't been as thoroughly tested as recipes from other cookbooks I own. I would still buy the book but trial the recipes before making for your baby and/or use as inspiration to adapt recipes from other sources. I have lowered my rating from 4 stars to 3 stars as a consequence.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 6 May 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
We bought this as a follow on from the 'Baby Led Weaning' book as we are currently doing BLW with our 6 month old daughter. This recipe book is fantastic and is already very well used!

I love the way that the book is divided into sections such as 'breakfasts', 'light lunches', 'salads', 'soups', 'mains - poultry' etc. It makes it very easy to find a recipe that will be appropriate and the recipes are all very simple and quick - perfect when you have a young baby on your hands at the same time!

At first I didn't think this book would be necessary - afterall the whole point of BLW is that baby can eat the same as you, right? However it can be hard at times to think of interesting, varied meals (we all cook the same 5 or 6 recipes over and over, don't we?) and this is really useful for ideas like how to get flavour without adding salt and how to prepare quick, non-messy breakfasts and how to make desserts healthy and nutritious.

There's also some really good general info on BLW, nutrition and the technical side of cooking (weights and measures etc) at the beginning.

Overall totally worth the money and a book I know I will use time and time again!
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it 21 Nov 2010
By 1589mum
Format:Hardcover
I really like this book. It has good recipe ideas for each meal, and though it lacks pictures I feel it is a colourful and inspiring book for this method of weaning. The first few chapters summarise her other book on BLW, so if you just want to get the basic idea, this is all you need. (I'd recommend the other book if you want a more in-depth explanation of BLW, it's benefits and why it works etc.). Their emphasis has always been on getting your baby to eat what you eat and the recipes reflect that. There is a good section which explains the skills your baby will develop and at what age, and you can use this as a reference to plan what foods to give your baby. - From this she makes suggestions as to what they can manage easily and what foods you can give to challenge them (it's best to give a mixture of both). There is an emphasis in BLW to follow your baby, as they will all develop at different rates and I think this is why there is no 'week by week' guide as that would contradict this. For example my daughter has been able to eat roasted vegetable sticks competently since day one (at 5 and a half months), whilst I know other babies who have taken up to 2 months from starting to reach this stage.
The recipes are all healthy, and give good recipes for basics without using salt or sugar, which you don't find elsewhere (even annabel karmel toddler/finger foods usually have sugar or syrup in). I think this is a really nice 'annabel karmel' style book for BLW, which will really inspire you to use this method of weaning and how to adapt your normal diet to enable that.
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33 of 39 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Rather disappointed, but still useful 13 Nov 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I'm a big fan of baby-led weaning but was a bit disappointed with the recipes in this book. They tended to be 'ok' rather than 'good' and there were some recipes that were definite misses. I ended up using the book for inspiration of the sort of thing that might work with a baby and finding better recipes for similar things elsewhere rather than using the recipes themselves. However if you are doing baby-led weaning I think the book is worth getting for the ideas alone anyway. If you are after good recipes to use for baby led weaning, I'd recommend the River Cottage Baby and Toddler Cookbook instead (and dare I say it some of the Annabel Karmel books!).

I think the book could have been better organised for the early stages of baby-led weaning when your baby will have problems holding or chewing lots of things. I found it quite hard in the early days to find recipes which would be manageable. I think it'd have been nice if there had been a special section with ideas for the first two or three months, because after that your baby can eat pretty much anything anyway and you only really need recipes that don't have too much salt, any inappropriate ingredients etc. I'd also have liked a list somewhere of the recipes in the book that are really quick to make for when you are in a rush. It'd also have been nice to see an example menu plan for a week - I know the idea of baby led weaning is that it is meant to be flexible but my sleep-deprived brain could have done with a bit more hand-holding (and I had a baby who ate with gusto right from the word go so didn't feel I could just fob him off with a few rice cakes or steamed veg!). I felt like this book, although useful, was a bit of a missed opportunity.

I should add that one nice thing about the book is that his has a nice fairly concise explanation of baby led weaning. I had read the Baby Led Weaning book so didn't really need that, but it was useful for my husband who I don't think would have read the main book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Lovely book!
Published 2 days ago by Diana Nikolova
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Flavours a bit strong for little ones sometimes but great recipes as a cook book in general
Published 3 days ago by RachG
5.0 out of 5 stars My constant kitchen companion!
As a first time mum, I liked the sound of BLW but didn't really know how it would work in practical terms. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Jazzberry
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book with loads of ideas and recipies
Brilliant book with loads of ideas and recipies. A must by for any parent that is weaning the 'baby-led' way.
Published 17 days ago by Helen
5.0 out of 5 stars No need for the first BLW Book
I bought this instead of the baby led weaning book and found that it has as much guidance as I needed with the approach but with the addition of recipes
Published 28 days ago by SMS
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful ino
Loads of handy information on portions, ways babies eat, stages of eating, etc in this book. After reading the info, I've actually decided to just give my daughter what we eat so I... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Vicky Kasimi
4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended
Good variety of recipes of which I have tried quite a few and my little boy seems to love them all! As a previous review mentions I like how recipes are sectioned into meat, pasta,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Wendy Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book has all the info about 'baby-led' ideas and really good...
I have been using this book for nearly two years now with my twins (B/G). As a result I've never had to spoon feed them - impossible when you're feeding two on your own anyway if... Read more
Published 1 month ago by choc4holic
5.0 out of 5 stars baba enjoys food
Excellent book. Lots of great ideas for when I was stuck with what to do. Great advice. Baba loves the food.
Published 1 month ago by Kells
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
Recipes are nothing special, don't find them detailed enough for those that aren't expert cooks, there isn't sufficient instructions and information
Published 2 months ago by Sunshinebunny
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