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Annabel Karmel

With a career spanning over 25 years, London born mother of three, Annabel Karmel, has pioneered the way families all over the world feed their babies and children. Credited with starting a food revolution with her trusty recipes and methods, she has become the UK’s No.1 children’s cookery author, best-selling international author, and the mother of all feeding experts with 45 cookbooks…and counting.

We’ve filled our site with hundreds of recipes for instant ideas and inspiration. Plus, Annabel’s award-winning baby & toddler feeding app is perfect for ideas and planning on the go.

With the sole mission of raising the standards of children’s diets, Annabel is a regular media commentator on food-related issues, and she regularly undertakes consultancy work for major nursery chains, leisure resorts, restaurants and hotels worldwide.

Anyone who has begun weaning their little one can sympathise it gets MESSY! But what about cleaning your baby before mealtimes? We should always wash our own hands before eating and babies’ hands are no different… especially once they are…
There’s no doubt that there are so many exciting things to think about when you begin your weaning journey with your little one; choosing a highchair, shopping for snazzy bibs, debating which cup and cutlery is best and deciding what…
As you start preparing those first few purees for your baby, you are likely to find that you need some extra liquid to help loosen the consistency. There are so many options available when thinning purees for babies over 6…
Beginning your weaning journey with your baby is such an exciting time for so many reasons but it can also be a bit overwhelming with so much to think about and prepare for. Get ready to wean by getting organised…
Introducing solid foods to your baby and starting to wean is a big milestone for parents. The process of slowly moving from milk feeds to trying a variety of different tastes and textures can be exciting and daunting at the…
There is a lot of weaning guidance available for babies born on or around their due date (from week 37 of pregnancy onwards), however, not a lot for those whose baby decides to make an early appearance, which is actually…
From the very start of weaning your baby will need a number of all-important essential nutrients to support their mental and physical development. As with all nutrients, these need to come from food. This article is all about iron for…
Did you know that half of all the food bought by families in the UK is now ‘ultra-processed’ which means – made in a factory with endless lists of additives and preservatives,  bearing little resemblance to the fruits, vegetables, meat,…
I always get asked about the question of portion size. Although every baby is different, even from a young age, they have a strong sense of appetite – eating when they are hungry and stopping when they’ve had enough. However, …
Getting the right portion size is a worry for a lot of parents. Simply Google the term and you will see forums filled with questions about how much to feed your child. How much we should feed babies is a…
You’ve just perfected milk feeds (you can literally do them with your eyes closed!) but now it’s all change once again as you enter the world of weaning!  Whether you’ve made a conscious choice to start or one day your…
The best iron-rich food source is red meat, in fact, meat should be one of your babies first foods. Other good sources of iron are egg yolks, dark poultry meat, fortified breakfast cereals and pulses such as lentils.…
Quite often babies are determined to feed themselves before they have the hand-eye coordination required to use a spoon. Realistically, most of the food in the early stages is going to miss their mouths but practice makes perfect! When most…
Some mums feel sad that weaning signals the end of the teeny tiny baby stage, but weaning offers a real opportunity to bond – and it’s a bit of an adventure too! Babies sometimes find the process of weaning a…
Discover what UK families say about baby led weaning We had a huge response to our nationwide baby-led weaning survey, and it’s safe to say that parents have very similar worries when it comes to weaning! If you’re still undecided…
With baby-led weaning focusing on letting baby take charge of their own food experience, and with so many families feeling pressured to choose one method or another, we hear from three real mums who share their experience and weaning wisdom!…
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