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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (1 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405348240
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405348249
  • Product Dimensions: 17.7 x 1.5 x 21.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (234 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,603 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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About the Author

Annabel Karmel MBE is a bestselling author and respected authority on child nutrition and cookery who has written multiple bestselling books. She writes for magazines and newspapers including The Times, Sunday Mirror and Daily Mail and appears regularly on radio and television. In 2009 Annabel won the Mother & Baby Lifetime Achievement Award.

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146 of 154 people found the following review helpful By emma who reads a lot TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 27 Aug 2010
Format: Hardcover
Annabel Karmel is the Queen of Baby Eating, and this is just the latest in a steady stream of publications by her on the subject. However this book is very much focused on weaning, so just up to 12 months, and about specific worries you might have to do with that early period. She has also published other books which recommend both baby and toddler eating plans, and if money is tight you might want to order one of them instead.

The first 25 pages are detailed general advice on how to introduce new foods, understanding truths and myths, and in particular addressing special diets, a bit of advice for vegetarians and allergy issues. Then the rest of the book is divided into three sections: Stage one, up to six months; Stage two, six to nine months; and Stage three, 10 to 12 months.

Stage one has lots of information on preparing foods, what first foods should be, the specialness of the very first spoonful and how you should feed the baby. There are then about ten recipes as well as a number of purée suggestions.

Stage two has the most information: this is the section for a baby who has begun to eat quite well, and there are many different purée recipes such as Pumpkin and Pea, or Salmon and Corn Chowder. Also puddings, bringing the number of recipes in this section to about 25. These are proper recipes, which will take a little time to prepare, but there's also lots of advice about freezing and how to do all this relatively sensibly so you don't spend your whole life cooking tiny meals.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Ziz on 30 Sep 2010
Format: Hardcover
Being a first time mum, I like to get the basics of every situation without being bombarded with too much information and this book provided me with all the necessary answers I needed for weaning. The recipes are easy and varied and the menu planners makes the process of weaning easier by showing how and when to introduce foods. I would not hesitate to recommend this book to all mums at this important stage.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By anasabreen on 7 Oct 2013
Format: Paperback
Though my health visitor recommended me this author, the first bad sign for me was when watching one of her movies she uses normal dry apricots, it clicked immediately-preservatives(sulphites), she didn't know what she's talking about.Processed dry fruits is not a good thing to introduce as first food for babies.Plus that you would want to feed your baby as much as possible with organic sources. Previously i made my own research and came across this amazing book on amazon called ''The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care''(by S.F.Morell and T.Cowan) that introduces baby food in a different order and everything is justified in a logic way; plus over nutritious 40 recipes. Also includes topics like nutrition for fetal development, a healthy pregnancy,nourishing a growing child,remedies for illnesses of childhood and many others. I consider it a very good investment and i keep buying it for all my friends that become pregnant because the book has many advises for all the stages - from conception to childhood.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tracy on 18 Dec 2012
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There are some really useful and handy tips in here and some great recipies. Definitely great for first time mums for different ideas.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By smiller on 6 Mar 2014
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This book is great to get you straight to what you need to know about weaning. It also has some great recipes, things you wouldn't necessarily think to puree together for yourself. It is a great starter book for new parents.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Denise C V on 3 Feb 2012
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This was recommended to me by a few friends. It has very useful hints recipes and tips. A very good buy
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Entwistle on 26 Oct 2011
Format: Hardcover
The book was both useful and informative. The information within this book certainly helped when weaning my baby. I would have no hesitation recommending this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Watkin on 19 Oct 2010
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Able to use this book to guide weaning my baby. Great ideas for recipes adn instruction on stuff neeeded
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