Weaning

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From the world's leading expert and bestselling author on baby and children's food and nutrition Annabel Karmel, comes the ultimate guide to starting children on solids.

With basic but crucial details, such as types of spoons, portion size, and best feeding time, to larger issues, such as when to begin and allergy advice, Weaning provides all the fundamentals parents need and includes thirty new healthy, delicious recipes with twenty simple ...

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Overview

From the world's leading expert and bestselling author on baby and children's food and nutrition Annabel Karmel, comes the ultimate guide to starting children on solids.

With basic but crucial details, such as types of spoons, portion size, and best feeding time, to larger issues, such as when to begin and allergy advice, Weaning provides all the fundamentals parents need and includes thirty new healthy, delicious recipes with twenty simple puree recipes to get started.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756698867
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/20/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 779,251
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Annabel Karmel is a bestselling author on baby and children's food and nutrition, and her aim is to instill healthy eating habits in children to last a lifetime — with an emphasis on fun. She is the author of nineteen books, including First Meals and Mom and Me Cookbook, and is the mother of three children. For more information, visit www.annabelkarmel.com

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Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Understanding weaning

What weaning's all about 10

Weaning truths and myths 12

Creating a healthy diet 14

Special diets 18

Allergy concerns 20

Is your baby ready for weaning? 22

Offering new foods 23

First tastes: Stage One -around 6 months

Getting started: what you'll need 26

Which foods should I choose? 29

Best first foods 30

Preparing your baby's meals 34

The very first spoonful 36

The next few weeks 40

Your baby's response - 42

Introducing finger foods 44

First vegetable purée 46

Roasted butternut squash or pumpkin 47

Baked sweet potato 48

Trio of root vegetables 49

Carrot, sweet potato, and apple 50

Butternut squash and apple 51

Butternut squash and pear 51

Apple purée 52

Pear purée 52

No cook purées 54

Mango purées 55

Menu planners 56

Exploring new tastes and textures: Stage Two - 6 to 9 months

Getting it right from the beginning: introducing new foods 60

The best new foods 62

Foods to avoid 64

Lumps, chunks, and learning to chew 66

Foods for little fingers 68

Annabel's top 10 weaning tips 72

Sweet potato with broccoli and peas 74

Pumpkin and pea purée 74

Potato, carrot, and corn 75

Cheesy leek, sweet potato, and cauliflower 76

Lentil puree with sweet potato 77

Tomato and butternut squash pasta 78

Salmon and corn chowder 80

Poached salmon with carrots and peas 81

Annabel's tasty salmon 82

Cod with butternut squash and cheese sauce 83

Spinach and cod puree 84

Chicken and parsnip puree 86

Mild chicken and apricot curry 87

Chicken with sweet potato, peas, and basil 88

Beginner's beef ragout 90

Beef ragout with sweet potato and apple 92

Apple, apricot, and banana purée 93

Apple and pear with apricots 94

Apple, pear, and prune purée 94

Pear and plum compôte 96

Menu planner 97

Creating a varied diet: Stage Three - 10 to 12 months

A balanced diet at 10 to 12 months 100

Moving on to new textures 102

Successful self-feeding 104

Family food 106

Out and about 107

Tomato and basil pasta sauce 108

Cherub's couscous 109

Pasta "Risotto" 110

Chicken bolognese 111

Annabel's tasty bolognese 112

Cheesy rice balls 114

Annabel's chicken burgers 115

Mini meatballs 116

Fish fingers 117

Mini sandwiches to share 118

French bread mini pizza 119

Cheese and apple quesadilla 119

Tropical banana popsicle 120

Blueberry and banana popsicle 120

Banana muffins 122

Oat cookies 123

Menu planner 124

Resources 125

Index 125

Acknowledgments 128

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