1: Foreword 2: Understanding Weaning 1: What weaning's all about 2: Weaning truths and myths 3: Creating a healthy diet 4: Special diets 5: Allergy concerns 6: Is your baby ready for weaning? 7: Offering new foods 3: First tastes: Stage One - around 6 months 1: Getting started: what you'll need 2: Which foods should I choose? 3: Best first foods 4: Preparing your baby's meals 5: The very first spoonful 6: The next few weeks 7: Your baby's response 8: Introducing finger foods 9: First vegetable puree 10: Roasted butternut squash or pumpkin 11: Baked Sweet Potatoes 12: Trio of root vegetables 13: Carrot, sweet potato, and apple 14: Butternut squash and apple 15: Butternut squash and pear 16: Apple puree 17: Pear puree 18: No cook purees 19: Mango purees 20: Menu planners 4: Exploring new tastes and textures: Stage Two - 6 to 9 months 1: Getting it right from the beginning: introducing new foods 2: The best new foods 3: Foods to avoid 4: Lumps, chunks, and learning to chew 5: Foods for little fingers 6: Annabel's top 10 weaning tips 7: Sweet potato with broccoli and peas 8: Pumpkin and pea puree 9: Potato, carrot, and sweetcorn 10: Cheesy leek, sweet potato, and cauliflower 11: Lentil puree with sweet potato 12: Tomato and butternut squash pasta 13: Salon and corn chowder 14: Poached salmon with carrots and peas 15: Annabel's tasty salmon 16: Cod with butternut squash and cheese sauce 17: Spinach and cod puree 18: Mild chicken and apricot curry 19: Chicken with sweet potato, peas, and basil 20: Beginner's beef casserole 21: Beginner's beef casserole 22: Beef casserole with sweet potato and apple 23: Apple and blackberry compote 25: Apple and pear with apricots 26: Apple and plum with blue berries 27: Pear and plum compote 28: Menu planner 5: Creating a varied diet: Stage Three - 10 to 12 months 1: A balanced diet at 10 to 12 months 2: Moving on to new textures 3: Successful self-feeding 4: Family food 5: Out and about 6: Tomato and basil pasta sauce 7: Cherub's couscous 8: Pasta `Risotto' 9: Chicken Bolognese 10: Annabel's tasty Bolognese 11: Cheesy rice balls 12: Annabel's chicken burgers 13: Mini meatballs 14: Fish fingers 15: Mini sandwiches to share 16: French bread mini pizza 17: Cheese and apple quesadilla 18: Tropical banana lolly 19: Blueberry and banana lolly 20: Banana muffins 21: Oat cooks 22: Menu planner 6: Resources 7: Index 8: Acknowledgements
Annabel Karmel is a bestselling author and respected authority on child nutrition and cookery
Annabel Karmel is a leading children's author who has written several bestselling books including DK's Feeding Your Baby and Toddler.
As the busy working mother of three children, Annabel has had first-hand experience of the difficulties in feeding young children. She is firmly of the belief that children are less likely to become fussy eaters if they are used to a good selection of fresh foods from an early age.
Annabel writes for a wide range of magazines and newspapers and appears regularly on television. She resides in London with her 3 children.