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 Purees for Busy Parents

Set aside three hours and you can prepare three months’ of healthy meals with the Amazing Make-Ahead Baby Food Book. Dr. Lisa Barrangou shares her feeding strategies and guides busy parents in prepping, freezing, and finally combining pureed “building blocks” to create yummy, healthy meals with limited time.

Why You Should Buy It: Since homemade baby food is fresher, healthier and often cheaper than its premade counterpart, and all it takes is a weekend afternoon to make months of delicious, nutritious meals.

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!

Lauren Hill