Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a kitchen novice, preparing homemade baby food can be unfamiliar territory. Proving that it can be nutritious and delicious without spending all day in the kitchen are some savvy chefs, editors and nutritionists, many of whom are fellow moms and dads. Here, find their baby food cookbooks that can guide you in the daily journey of feeding the tiniest and often most selective member of your family.

Best for the Sophisticated Palate

For the mom who devoured Pamela Druckerman’s Bringing Up Bébé and vowed to raise an equally adventurous eater, Bébé Gourmet steps in to help nurture your mini gourmet with everything from first compotes and purées to “big-kid” lunches and dinners. Featuring yummy tips, perfect pairings, pantry essentials and “savior foods,” be sure to note that ingredients are listed for a toddler-sized portion.

Why You Should Buy It: Features unique recipes that can be easy multiplied for batch cooking and creative ways to make one meal for the whole family.

Ages: 6 months+

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What’s your go to cookbook for feeding your baby and toddler? Share with us in the comments!

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Lauren Hill