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 Efficient Parent

A comprehensive guide to feeding your baby, Fast & Fresh Baby Food Cookbook is all about ease, with no complicated dishes with lots of steps or unnecessary ingredients. Find a variety of purées and recipes for healthy toddler meals that can all be made in less than 30 minutes.

Why You Should Buy It: Informative extras like choosing between fresh, frozen or canned produce and a handy guide to “superfoods”.

Ages: 6 – 18 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