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 Organic Baby and Toddler

You won’t find dinosaur shaped treats in 201 Organic Baby and Toddler Meals, but Tamika L. Gardner’s recipes might make your think twice about buying store-bought. The book features unique nutritious recipes that include wholesome ingredients, plus tips for buying organic and taking the stress out of prepping homemade food.

Why You Should Buy It: You’ll find homemade, healthy versions of preservative filled favorites, from toaster pastries to salad dressings!

Ages: 9 months – 3 years

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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