I recently received a lovely little recipe book and good guide by Sandra Beynon, a mother who says she’s wanting to pass on her love of cooking for her baby (who is now a grown teenager).
Home-cooked Food for Babies and Toddlers cost just $14.95 (plus postage) for a soft cover, spiral bound book, or $13.55 for a Kindle version, and it contains lots of helpful of advice about hygiene, serving, portioning and tips to make feeding for your baby easier, as well as making food interesting and flavourful for babies and toddlers.
The book includes 13 simple recipes for babies and toddlers, many of which would be suitable (or at least adaptable) to meals for the whole family – adults as well. Which is a big winner, because cooking multiple meals to cater to each family member can be a bit of a pain!
The book has also been endorsed by Dr Janeane Mckeon, who has been a GP for 33 years and says “Sandra’s recipes are healthy and highly user-friendly for busy parents.”
I think “Home-cooked Food for Babies and Toddlers” would be suitable for new parents who are looking for a simple, cheap and quick food ideas for their babies and toddlers
With regards to some of the advice given, for example, when to introduce solids, I think you should still discuss those things with your family doctor or Children’s Health Nurse and take the whole book as a very approximate guide. The tone it’s written in and how it’s presented is very relatable and practical, because it’s written by a parent, for parents, but for specific health advice it’s a good idea to still seek out a health professional.
Overall it’s a handy little guide to have in the kitchen, and I’m even keen to try out some of the recipes for myself!
Home-cooked Food for Babies and Toddlers can be purchased from