Expert / 4 May, 2021 / My Baba

Parental Control, Ep 28: Annabel Karmel on Weaning, Snacking & Allergies

Annabel is a complete hero of mine. I would have been lost without her books when I started having children. We had such a lovely talk today, not only about what she is doing, which is pretty incredible, but about everything from how to wean, whether you’re going puree or baby-led, allergies, snacks and how to encourage the kids to be more involved in the kitchen.

I will link all of the bits that we talked about in the show notes, but I wanted to highlight her new allergy tracker on her Baby & Toddler Recipe App, which I wish I had when mine were small.


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Book: Weaning Made Simple

Annabel Karmel’s Baby & Toddler Recipe App

Never be short on food ideas for your little ones with the latest version of Annabel Karmel’s #1 rated Baby & Toddler Recipe App! New and updated with over 300 delicious recipes as well as a host of new features, this is the must-have app for delicious mealtimes. Available via the app store or visit for more information.

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About Annabel Karmel

With expertise spanning 30 years, London-born mother of three Annabel Karmel reigns as the UK’s no. 1 children’s cookery author, bestselling international author, and a world-leading expert on devising delicious, nutritious meals for babies, children and families.

Since launching her revolutionary cookbook for babies – The Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner in 1991 – a feeding ‘bible’, Annabel has cooked-up 46 cookbooks, and become the 2nd bestselling non-fiction hardback of all time, raising millions of families on her recipes.

Annabel’s vision has always been to ensure every child gets the nutrients they need for their development and long-term health, and her unique, healthy recipe combinations and advice have made her a true pioneer in her field.

A powerhouse among parents, Annabel reaches 1.5 million families on a weekly basis via her digital channels alone, and her trusty cookbooks can be found in 84% of UK family homes.  She has also consulted for leading food and parenting brands, and developed children’s menus for some of the world’s leading hotel and leisure resorts.

Recognising that today’s busy families also need super quick and easy solutions for extra busy days, Annabel Karmel has expertly developed award-winning retail food ranges for babies and children. These delicious cookbook-inspired meals for babies and children can be discovered in supermarket aisles all over the world.


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#1 ranked recipe app

Supporting parents from the very start of their baby’s food journey, Annabel has a #1 ranked recipe app, and online Digital Weaning Course which provides the ultimate step-by-step guide to starting solids and raising healthy, happy eaters.

Weaning Made Simple

Most recently, Annabel launched Weaning Made Simple (Bluebird). Filled with the very latest advice and 100 practical everyday recipes for babies, it has been an incredible success with simple and tasty mealtime solutions. This year also marks the launch of a special 30th anniversary edition of Annabel’s New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner (Ebury), out in June 2021.

From kitchen table to global stage, Annabel uses her revolutionary food expertise and experience to campaign for better food standards. In 2006, Annabel received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her outstanding work in the field of child nutrition, and she is also well recognised as a leading female entrepreneur and ‘mumpreneur’, with a particular interest in supporting parent-run businesses.


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