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Baby led weaning
Baby-led Weaning: Helping Your Baby to Love Good Food (Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett)
The original BLW bible – a must-read 🙂
The Baby-led Weaning Cookbook: Over 130 delicious recipes for the whole family to enjoy (Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett)
Technically you don’t need a baby cookbook as you’ll mostly be serving your baby family foods; but I found the ideas of how to serve useful and it helped prompt me to mix up our diet a bit and try new things.
River Cottage Baby and Toddler Cookbook (Nikki Duffy)
Contains info on traditional weaning/purees too but has a strongly baby led focus and lots of delicious family meal ideas.
Super Food for Superchildren: Delicious, low-sugar recipes for healthy, happy children, from toddlers to teens (Tim Noakes, Jonno Proudfoot & Bridget Surtees)
I don’t have this but I’ve included it because I think it looks fab and it’s on my Christmas list!
One family’s story about how they conquered bad eating habits by emulating the French. I don’t agree with everything in the French model (for instance, not breastfeeding on demand) but many of the rules make perfect sense.
My Child Won’t Eat!: How to enjoy mealtimes without worry (Carlos Gonzalez)
Reassuring book by a Spanish paediatrician discussing what you do when you don’t think your baby eats enough.
Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense (Ellyn Satter)
Another book looking at giving control of what they eat back to the child.
Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual (Michael Pollan)
Not baby specific, but just a quick read packed with common sense about how we should eat. Any of his books on food will be a good read and useful in helping you understand nutrition. I’d also recommended The Omnivore’s Dilemma: The Search for a Perfect Meal in a Fast-Food World (reissued) and Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation.
The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor (Mark Schatzker)
Not about babies or weaning but really interesting read about food, flavour and nutrition.
First Bite: How We Learn to Eat (Bee Wilson)
Fascinating read about how we learn to eat and what happens if it goes wrong.