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Best Homemade Baby Food Book
December 24, 2010 6:07 am | by

A new addition to Cotton Babies this week is the book The Best Homemade Baby Food On The Planet.

“Full of recipes to suit every age and stage-from six months all the way to twenty-three months-The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet shows you how simple and easy it is to prepare food your baby will go absolutely ga-ga for. From quick purées like Mighty Tasty Blueberry and Pear Mash and No-Cook Prune Purée, to new and nourishing meals like Sweet Omelet Surprise and Finger-Lickin’ Good Lentils and Potato with Cheese, you’ll find it a breeze to prepare any and all of the recipes you and your little one fancy.”

As I flipped through this book I was surprised to see it is more than just quick how-tos and recipes for baby food. While the recipes take up a majority of the book, I was drawn to the final chapters that include charts of vitamins and minerals that explain what each does for baby’s body and which foods are good sources of each vitamin or mineral. Another chapter is entitled “Special Considerations” gives information about the differences between food intolerances and allergies as well as a list of “problem foods” which makes it a great resource for any parent.

The book is full of beautiful photographs that compliment the recipes and would be a great gift for any mom-to-be, especially if she is interested in making her own baby food. Pair it with the Beaba Babycook Multiportions Tray and spoons to make a great gift to get the new family off to a great start.

Have you made your own baby food? What is your favorite recipe for your little one?

About the Author

Heather is mom to four, born within 40 months (single, twins, single). She writes transparently about her chaotic household to encourage others through the twists and turns of parenting.



  • teresa said...
    December 24, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    I make all of my baby’s food. She is alomst 6 months so she isn’t eating much but what she does eat is made by me with simple orgainc foods. It’s so easy and inexpensive to make your own, I don’t understand why everyone doesn’t do it!

  • JLo said...
    December 24, 2010 at 10:32 am

    I will definitely be getting this, I’ve been using Annabel Karmels book but I always need more ideas! My son loves anything with sweet potato in it so far, although I try to make sure he eats other things too! He also loves pears and eats a whole one sliced up at lunch time most days!

    Making my own baby food might be a bit of work but knowing what he is eating is worth it. And mine smells much nicer than some of those jars!

  • Jill said...
    December 24, 2010 at 7:00 am

    We followed ‘baby led weaning’ more or less. We made sure she was sitting up fully and REALLY ready for food before giving her anything (7 months). We NEVER pureed anything, never froze anything, and didn’t use jarred food, we just made sure we had some healthy options for our daughter to ‘try’ along with our meal. It kept her busy while we ate, instead of having to interrupt our dinner or feed her before or after. The ‘theme’ of BLW is ‘food before one is for fun’–after all the majority of baby’s calories are supposed to come from a milk source before 1 year of age. It took about a month before my daughter finally got much ‘into’ her, but she enjoyed gnawing, mushing and tasting different things until then. As a result, we didn’t have to start rinsing/scraping her diapers for a long time, and her poo wasn’t stinky until she was completely off of breast milk at around 17 months. She learned to feed herself as much as she wanted (just like on the breast), and I think at 2 she’s a pretty good eater, both in trying new things and how much/well she eats overall.

    I think our favorites were roasted potato spears and fresh bananas and other whole fruit!