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8 brilliant books to guide you through your weaning journey

When it comes to weaning there can be so much information that you don't know where to start. The main problem is knowing what foods to use that will give your little one the best nutrients and how to start introducing them. So we've found the best books to buy when weaning your baby and toddler!

From delicious weaning recipe books, to baby-led weaning advice from other mums, we've picked the best books that will help you and your little one on their weaning journey that will make it as stress-free as possible. 

Best books to buy when weaning your little one

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1) Truly Scrumptious Baby, £11.46, Amazon

This book is the complete guide to help you with weaning little ones that are 6 months old and above. Written by Holly Willoughby, she talks about taking the next step on introducing colourful and yummy foods to your little ones diet.
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2) Quick and Easy Weaning, £7.68, Amazon

From your baby's first puree to introducing more complex flavours, the Quick and Easy Weaning book aims to take away the stress away from your baby's transition to solid food. The recipes are all developed for buys parents too, keeping them quicka and simple to prepare, whilst still being packed full of nutrition to keep your baby healthy and happy. 
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3) Ella's Kitchen: The First Foods Book, £11.97, Amazon

With every step of your weaning journey covered, there's more than 130 recipes to explore with each one meeting the Ella's Kitchen nutritional standards. It also has top tips from nutritionists and parents, giving you the confidence you need when weaning your little one.
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4) Weaning by Annabel Karmel, £6, Amazon

Once again, our very own weaning expert Annabel Karmel will help you to wean your little ones confidently and safely. With tips on what foods and purees to introduce first, to over 60 recipes, Annabel include up-to-date information about allergies, intolerances and how to encourage baby-led weaning. 
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5) A Time to Wean, £9.20, Amazon

This lovely little book is perfect to read to little ones who are weaning from nursing. Follow toddlers favorite animals as they grow, discover new things, and nurse less, with the reassurance and comfort from their mums never changing.
This book is ideal for introducing the idea of weaning and preparing your little ones before officially starting their weaning journey! 
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6) Allergy-Free Baby & Toddler Cookbook, £14.99, Amazon

Weaning can be stressful enough without having to cater for allergies, so this allergy-free cookbook for little ones is perfect to take away the weaning stress!
With over 100 delicious recipes, it gives advice for however you choose to wean, along with practical advice and nutrional expertise that will support you through every step of your little ones journey. 
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7) Weaning Made Easy, £8.30, Amazon

From advice on traditional weaning and baby-led weaning, nutritionalist Dr Rana Conway gives advice on weaning so that you can choose the best way for you! 
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8) Young Gums: Baby Food with Attitude, £10.74, Amazon

This book is perfect for parents who are starting their little ones weaning journey, and is a modern guide to happy, healthy weaning. With family meal ideas to fun baby-led and spoon-led weaning, this book has a lot of information, nutritionalist advice and recipes that are safe to introduce from 6 months old. 

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  • Author: Samantha Ball Samantha Ball
  • Job Title: Freelance writer

Samantha is a mum of one, in a house full of boys and became a volunteer at a Hospice at 11 years old, helping to fundraise for 10 years. Her hobbies are long hikes, coffee tasting, and being a bit of an *obsessive* cleaner.

She also runs a blog Student Mum Diaries about what it’s like to be a student mum. 


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