- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: Vermilion (4 Nov. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0091935288
- ISBN-13: 978-0091935283
- Product Dimensions: 17 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (350 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 283 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Baby-led Weaning Cookbook: Over 130 delicious recipes for the whole family to enjoy Hardcover – 4 Nov 2010
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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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The one thing that I really felt this book was missing was some sort of suggested meal planner, perhaps just for the first week or two. I appreciate the theory that with BLW your baby just eats what you eat, but in reality I think that some parents would like a gentle submersion into the world of weaning perhaps focusing on some of the simpler finger foods rather than diving in at the deep end immediately. I was happy to give solid foods, but a meal planner would have helped me to feel confident that baby was getting a good balance of foods, therefore removing at least one of the stresses involved in weaning, as well as enabling me to think/shop ahead. I have found that planning ahead is something that I seem to have lost the ability to do whilst looking after a 6 month old so any help in that department is appreciated!
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Useful lunchtime finger foods with less mess than what I had been giving...Published 2 days ago by amy
I didn't do 'baby-led weaning', but bought the book for fantastic recipes for our young family.Published 6 days ago by Mrs D.
Some good recipes but also some not so good! I would also advice not to bother buying the Gill Rapley book that is just theory based explaining BLW as the first 10 or more pages of... Read morePublished 17 days ago by layla williams
Brought me another alternative when my 7 month old went off being spoon fed!Published 19 days ago by Miss V Hughes
Great recipes. I would say that you Just need this not the book that accompanies it.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Fab recipes, great for all the family. Also has the concept of blw. (Unless you want the in-depth theory dont bother getting the other Gill Rapley book)Published 1 month ago by stacey faizey