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Healthy Baby Meal Planner

Healthy Baby Meal Planner

An all-new version of the definitive guide to feeding babies and toddlers is now available—featuring gorgeous new photos and brand-new recipes children will love! More and more parents are turning away from feeding their children processed foods laden with empty calories and are instead looking for wholesome, tasty alternatives they can prepare at home. With nutritional expert Annabel Karmel’s The Healthy Baby Meal Planner, parents will learn how to foster healthy eating habits in their children that will last a lifetime. Organized chronologically from infancy to age two, it features dozens of Karmel’s triedand- true recipes along with twenty-five brand-new ones—all easy-to-prepare, delicious, and kid-approved. In her trademark warm and accessible style, Karmel teaches parents which foods are appropriate for each stage of a child’s development; how and when to introduce fruits, vegetables, and other solid foods; and how to create and present nourishing dishes that tempt even the fussiest of eaters and make mealtimes exciting for toddlers. For parents of children with food allergies and special nutritional needs, she also provides a comprehensive list of ingredient substitutions. The Healthy Baby Meal Planner is an all-in-one resource full of simple cooking techniques, money- and time-saving tips, serving suggestions, guidelines for preparing meals in advance, plus advice on freezing and reheating. With instructive charts, sidebars, and a wealth of beautiful, full-color food photographs, The Healthy Baby Meal Planner is the perfect gift for parents who want to give their little ones the best possible start in life.
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  • Atria Books | 
  • 208 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451665598 | 
  • April 2012
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Many mothers feel that, once their baby is three months old, they should be starting to feed him solids. In fact there is no 'right' age as every baby is different.

Physiologically, there is no rush to get your baby started on solids. A baby's digestive system is not fully matured for the first few months and foreign proteins very early on may increase the likelihood of allergic food problems later. However, be warned, socially there is a kind of competitive spirit amongst mothers to get their child on to puréed steak and fries as soon as possible! I would advise... see more

About the Author

Annabel Karmel
Photo Credit: Michael Birt

Annabel Karmel

Annabel Karmel is the mother of three children and the UK’s leading expert on feeding children. She works with leading US parenting websites such as and has appeared on many TV shows, including the Today show and The View. Check out her popular app, Annabel’s Essential Guide to Feeding Your Baby & Toddler, and visit her website,, to learn more.




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