Baby Food Book

Tracy - posted on 12/26/2008 ( 14 moms have responded )

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What baby food books does everyone recommend? I'm interested in making our own baby food and would love a good

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Kimberly - posted on 01/13/2009

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I also used Cooking for Baby sold at Williams Sonoma (along with my Beaba Babycook which I swear I could NOT live without!) and a few online places. Once I got in the rhythm, though, now I just "wing it." I spend about an hour every 2 weeks making up various things and freezing them. At first I wasn't rigid about buying organic, because we tend to eat just about any kind of produce, but I do find that the more I thought about it, the more sense it made to buy organic. A few things I still buy from the regular produce section.

Michelle - posted on 01/13/2009

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Yup, I agree 100% with Super Baby Food.  Someone had leant me a different book previously that was no help, but Super Baby Food helped me think to expand to things such as eggplant and even how to cook it!  So it was great!

Valerie - posted on 01/13/2009

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Like a lot of other people, I also really liked Super Baby Food.  Never bought a jar of baby food in my life and I never will.

Lori - posted on 12/31/2008

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Super Baby Food was our baby food bible. I still use it all the time for new ideas on food presentation for a picky 20 month old.

Emily - posted on 12/30/2008

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wholesomebabyfood.com or Blender Baby Foods. Watch out in Blender Baby foods though, they have recipes for foods that are not age appropriate (i.e. strawberries at 6 months). The recipes are easy and taste great though.

Kellie - posted on 12/30/2008

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I've used Super Baby Food with both of my kids. Its very easy to follow. And it has some toddler ideas as well as nice natural cleaning tips etc! I do have to say it's a bit old school with the blenders etc, but you can use whatever you have!

Kristin - posted on 12/29/2008

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We loved Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron. Making baby food isn't rocket science: cook, puree, freeze. I like this book because it has tables with foods that are appropriate for each age (i.e. 5 mos, 6mos, etc.) Our kids are 2 and 4 and we still use it for "big kid" recipes.

With my oldest, we spent an hour a week making food. With my second we delayed solids until he was 6.5 months. So he was on homemade rice cereal for a few weeks, then started eating cut up fruits and veggies soon after that. We bought mostly organic, as much as we could.

hope that helps!

Tracy - posted on 12/28/2008

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Thanks for the great ideas! I see that some people spend about an hour a month making food. Is that typical? Do most people buy organic? Thanks again for the help!

Kelly - posted on 12/27/2008

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I am not a cook and despise cooking, but I've commited to making all my daughter's food. I use So Easy Babyfood, by Joan Ahlers. The recipes are SO easy (buy frozen organic mangoes, microwave 3 minutes, puree, freeze for 8-10 hours). That's my daughter's favorite food. I also love that they recommend different spices/herbs that go well with each food and other foods to combine with for interesting/complimentary tastes. I've also used wholesomebabyfood.com as a resource when needed. It really has been quite easy. I spend about 1 hour month making stuff. Whats been even better is getting to know other moms of babys the same age. We plan puree parties. We each make a different food at home, cube & freeze it, then get together to let the babes play and exchange baggies of food. Everything's is done and I only spent 30-45 minutes. It's been so much fun!

Marissa - posted on 12/27/2008

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The Petite Apetit Cookbook by Lisa Barnes is by far the best cookbook I have used to prepare home made baby food for my kids...easy, and all organic. She is actually the cook behind "cooking for baby" the Williams Sonoma cookbook, but did not receive any credit

Cory - posted on 12/27/2008

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Cooking for Baby

Sold at Williams-Sonoma

I find the recipes very easy and I hate cooking!!!!!

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