Quick & Easy Weaning by Annabel Karmel | Review & Giveaway


I had heard the name ‘Annabel Karmel’ in a variety of things but usually in the form of baby and toddler food seen in supermarkets. I was lucky to be sent a copy of her latest weaning book, Quick & Easy Weaning, and it couldn’t have been timed better with starting to wean Chloe. I did it all with Max obviously, but that was over two years ago, so it’s great to have a reminder of what to do.

The hardback book has great pictures clearly showing what to do and gives a lot of recipe ideas. It even goes from 6 months purees and foods to meals for 12 month olds. What I found the most useful though was an initial ‘meal plan’. Remembering when they should be having a breastfeed and when should be a puree when you first start weaning. I felt like I was constantly feeding Max, whether it be a milk feed or with food so having a plan to follow is great.




The meals are really easy to follow, simple and really nutritious. I am going to make an extra effort to pre-make and feeze lots of purees and meals so they’re handy and ready to go – cooking in bulk is the way to go. It is easy to do with these recipes and it tells you the quantity so you could double up etc.

I would recommend this to anyone – particularly new mums, and as such, am offering one of you a copy of the book. To be in with a chance of winning, click on the rafflecopter link below and complete as many entries as you would like (commenting on this post is mandatory, the rest are optional).

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Rebecca x

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*I was sent the book ‘Quick and Easy Weaning’ free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and words are my own.

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  1. 9th August 2014 / 4:19 pm

    I started off weaning my kids with baby rice first then rusks, fruit pots and yogurts and then gradually introduced different tastes

  2. maxine m partridge
    10th August 2014 / 1:14 pm

    keep to bland soft foods

  3. lyn burgess
    24th August 2014 / 9:24 pm

    Hi, I found with some foods it took several tries before they liked a new food. I offered new tastes at the beginning of a meal, while they were hungry, in the hope that it would be more readily accepted.

  4. catherine plant
    24th August 2014 / 9:35 pm

    not yet as my baby is too young so just thought i’d say hi

  5. Sally Ann Savo
    24th August 2014 / 9:52 pm

    About to begin weaning so not got any tips yet. I’ll just say Hi.

  6. Lorraine Tinsley
    24th August 2014 / 10:00 pm

    My tip would be don’t rush and if they don’t eat then try again another time. My first was a greedy guts, but my second didn’t want to know at first. They all of a sudden she turned into a greedy chops too!!

  7. Fiona B
    24th August 2014 / 10:41 pm

    Little one is not quite 5 months so no tips yet!

  8. Tammy Tudor
    25th August 2014 / 3:11 pm

    take your time it’s okay you’ll get there eventually 🙂

  9. Joanna Sawka
    25th August 2014 / 8:39 pm

    just start with a juice, then you can move to smoothies

  10. Natalie Crossan
    27th August 2014 / 3:29 am

    I just found distraction to be the best method. My LO ate when night garden was on!!

  11. Diana
    28th August 2014 / 4:31 pm

    If daddy eats it, little one try’s it too! Strange little girl 🙂

  12. sara
    28th August 2014 / 7:15 pm

    Im looking for tips for my first baby

  13. Kay Lou Smith
    28th August 2014 / 9:05 pm

    Take it slowly! My daughter is nearly 2 and is finally starting to eat better. We are just beginning with my son and it’s a bit of a nightmare at the moment so hoping it gets easier!

  14. Kay
    28th August 2014 / 10:02 pm

    Introduce foods one at a time and take it slow.

  15. 29th August 2014 / 5:14 am

    I’m introducing food one at a time but trying to avoid giving her too many sweet tastes for the time being

  16. Helen Garner
    29th August 2014 / 11:02 pm

    Just because your little one doesn’t eat something first time, don’t assume they don’t like it.

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