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Top 10 Baby Food Cookbooks

Not sure what to whip up now that baby's started on solids? These cookbooks (chock full of delish recipes!) will give you creative ideas to puree, mash and dice. Plus, step-by-step instructions and nutrition info.
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Starting Solids
This book is a must-have for parents weaning baby and starting on solids for the first time. It's loaded with simple, practical recipes and advice. It also does the meal-planning for you! You'll learn how to put together ingredients, how to explore new tastes and textures and how to deal with feeding problems. From $20, Amazon
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The Baby-Led Weaning Cookbook
With more than 130 recipes, this guide can help you feed baby from your own plate, so don't have to serve separate meals for everyone in the family. $16, Kobo
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First Meals & More: Your Questions Answered
This book definitely has the baby food newbie in mind. (We're talking about you, not baby.) It's got 50 fuss-free quick and easy recipes, plus tons of tips and helpful hints on what kids should eat and why they should eat it. Moms love it for the advice. Babies love it for the menu! From $25, Valore Books
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Cooking for Baby
Here's a cookbook that will carry you through each stage of solids. Cooking for Baby offers something wholesome, natural and fresh for every eater at each age. From grains and purées to finger foods, you'll have it all. $20, Williams-Sonoma
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The Petit Appetit Cookbook
Psyched about using healthy and all-organic ingredients in baby's meals? Try this book, written by a mom for other parents who want to shy away from processed, preservative-filled foods. $17, Barnes & Noble
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Sage Spoonfuls
We're loving Sage Spoonful's mix of cooking-from-scratch and using store-bought ingredients. Perfectly realistic for busy parents! This book gives details on everything from food allergies and nutrition to foods to avoid. Plus, there are hundreds of recipes that baby will love to eat  — and that you won't get stressed making. $25, Sage Spoonfuls
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Parents Need to Eat, Too
Author Debbie Koenig's book is a hilarious reminder that mom and dad need to eat. It's filled with nutritious, delicious and satisfying meals for adults (that you can make with one hand!) with instructions on how to prep baby's food from the same ingredients. The best part? Every recipe was tested and approved by more than 100 new parents! $12, Barnes & Noble
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Super Baby Food
Take baby from his first bites of solid food all the way through age three with this super healthy vegetarian cookbook. It's got advice to help you get the most out of the best wholesome foods for baby (whole grains, legumes,  nuts, seeds, veggies, fruits and yogurt!). $5, Biblio
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Top 100 Baby Purées
Nervous about making the transition to solids? This book will give you the confidence you need. Divided into sections that give you comprehensive advice on what baby should be eating at every age, Top 100 Baby Purees has informative facts on how to prep and store baby meals. $12, Target
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The Healthy Baby Meal Planner

Start your menu planning here! Make your own baby food affordably and easily, and get healthy eating advice from infancy to age three. $3, Abe Books

Plus, more from The Bump:

Baby-Food Making 101 (It's Easy, We Swear!)

New Parent Feeding Guide

Which Solids Are Safe for Baby?

By Kylie McConville