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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I started off weaning my kids with baby rice first then rusks, fruit pots and yogurts and then gradually introduced different tastes
keep to bland soft foods
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.
not yet as my baby is too young so just thought i’d say hi
About to begin weaning so not got any tips yet. I’ll just say Hi.
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!!
Little one is not quite 5 months so no tips yet!
take your time it’s okay you’ll get there eventually 🙂
just start with a juice, then you can move to smoothies
I just found distraction to be the best method. My LO ate when night garden was on!!
If daddy eats it, little one try’s it too! Strange little girl 🙂
Im looking for tips for my first baby
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!
Introduce foods one at a time and take it slow.
I’m introducing food one at a time but trying to avoid giving her too many sweet tastes for the time being
Just because your little one doesn’t eat something first time, don’t assume they don’t like it.