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 Organized Parent

Combination cookbook and meal planner, Fiona Wilcock’s Feeding Your Baby Day by Day takes the guesswork out of putting together a balanced, nutrient-filled menu. Created by a nutritionist and mom of two, the cookbook features weekly menus with unique dishes for every meal, Monday to Sunday.

Why You Should Buy It: Designed to keep even the busiest parent organized, this cookbook is essential to avoid falling into a food rut.

Ages: 6 months - preschool

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

Lauren Hill