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Weaning [Hardcover]

Annabel Karmel
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Book Description

1 July 2010

A definitive guide to weaning your baby, from the UK's No.1 baby and child nutritionist, Annabel Karmel

With her years of expertise and personal experience, bestselling author Annabel Karmel guides you through every aspect of weaning your baby. Starting at the very beginning with basic, but crucial, details, such as what type of spoon to use and the time of day to first offer solids, and covering other common concerns like when to begin weaning, fussy eaters and the latest allergy advice.

50 delicious, nutritious puree recipes and 3 menu planners will show you exactly what to feed your baby, and when. And input from the 'Weaning Club', parents of six babies who are expertly guided by Annabel through the weaning process, troubleshooting any problems they, and you may encounter along the way, will steer you and your baby along the right path to solid food.


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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (1 July 2010)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1405348240
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405348249
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 17.7 x 22.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (218 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 483 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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142 of 150 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent place to start 27 Aug 2010
By emma who reads a lot TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful 30 Sep 2010
By Ziz
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really useful 18 Dec 2012
By Tracy
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Straight to the point 6 Mar 2014
By smiller
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
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
5.0 out of 5 stars A great purchase 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
4.0 out of 5 stars Weaning book review 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Really useful 19 Oct 2010
Format:Hardcover
Able to use this book to guide weaning my baby. Great ideas for recipes adn instruction on stuff neeeded
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Annabel Karmel Weaning 24 Aug 2010
Format:Hardcover
It was a bit of a waste of money. I also bought Annabel Karmel's New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner and this is the book I refer to all the time, fabulous with great recipes. There is a bit of repitition between the two so I wouldn't recommend this one as its not as detailed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book.
Great book full of hints, tips and recipes. I would recommend this for first time parents. We even enjoy some of the recipes as a family either not pureed or as extra stock soup... Read more
Published 22 hours ago by Unsu
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A great guide would defiantly recommend to friends
Published 3 days ago by Mrs J Ramsay
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book, would have felt lost without it
An excellent book, would have felt lost without it. I also use the recipes in Annabel Karmel's New Complete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner.
Published 6 days ago by Gina
5.0 out of 5 stars makes life easy!
I love this. It takes all the thinking out of weaning- very important when you have a baby to look after!!
Published 9 days ago by Elizabeth Yau
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for ftms
It is good but I had the feeling that the book was repeating itself on each stages.
Published 16 days ago by Ekelcioglu
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
brilliant.
Published 22 days ago by Gillian
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth buying
Great purchase if like me as a first time mum you feel clue less about where to start. Great receipes, good variety and tips
Published 22 days ago by Tahmina Ahmed
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very helpful would recommend this.
Published 29 days ago by Gabi
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Good book, but planner is better!
Published 29 days ago by Ana Penezic
4.0 out of 5 stars Great first food
Very good book, all the information any new Mum would need. Everything concisely written, anyone could follow it.
Published 1 month ago by Tricia
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