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 Basics Cookbook

These super simple recipes will easily carry you from first foods through the challenges of toddlerhood. Filled with make-ahead recipes, set aside an hour twice a week to create a full week’s worth of meals.

Why You Should Buy It: The Baby & Toddler Cookbook dedicates a whole chapter to making food fun for the picky eater, including a handy guide to healthy snacking at home and on the go.

Ages: 6 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