Monday, April 20, 2009

Giveaway: Baby & Toddler Meals for Dummies Book


The Meal Planning Mommies were asked to review a book Baby and Toddler Meals called "Baby and Toddler Meals for Dummies" by Dawn and Curt Simmons. If I were out shopping or at the library even, I don't know that I would pick up a "Dummy" book to use as a cookbook.
Big Mistake!

This book is full of practical and very useful tips on preparing meals for babies and toddlers.

Here is a segment from the introduction of this book to give you an idea of the premise:

"Perhaps you've strolled the supermarket aisles, looking at all the baby food and toddler snacks, and you've wondered, 'Is this stuff wholesome? Could I make it myself? Could I do better?' Those are important questions to ask, and the answers are unquivocally, Yes! We tell you how in the pages to follow."

-p 1, Introduction "Baby & Toddler Meals for Dummies"


You will read about how to puree foods for your tiniest baby to preparing simple meals to more complex meals for your older children. There are chapters on teaching you kitchen basics, a whole chapter devoted to teaching you about cooking healthy for a young child and how to use the food pyramid as well as TONS of great, practical and frugal recipes.

I would not limit the recipes in this book to babies and toddlers, however. I have tried several of them for myself and have added them to my regular meal planning rotation. When I have found myself looking for a new lunch, snack or healthy option for my 14 mo. and 2 1/2 yr. old, I have gone to this book- not to be disappointed!

I would highly encourage you to purchase this book if you have babies or toddlers in your household. It has provided me with a wealth of information as well as recipes that are simple, practical and frugal!

Check out this site to purchase a copy for yourself!


You can also enter our giveaway to win a FREE copy for yourself!

Simply leave a comment with your name (first and last) and e-mail. The contest will run through Today (4-21) Through Saturday (4-25) at noon.

I will then use random.org to pick our winner and contact you via e-mail.


Good Luck!

87 comments:

Charlie said...

I remember you girls from Olivet! I love all of your recipes and am actually trying the Calzones tonight!

Samantha Schultz
samantha.a.schultz@gmail.com

S Semon said...

PLEASE! I would love to win! I need some serious help on what to feed my kid!

Jen said...

Jen Potter
potter0185@comcast.net

mtucker said...

Megan Tucker
Megv22@aol.com

Thanks for your review of this book, I too would never have picked it up either!

LaPorte said...

Jessie LaPorte
kjlaporte@sbcglobal.net

I haven't seen this one. Looks good!

Gator Mommy said...

Looks like a great book!

Erin Thomas
GatorRN@comcast.net

Thanks :)

Danielle said...

I could use this book with my 8 month old. Thanks for a great website!
Danielle Wivagg
daniellek01 at yahoo dot com

Doodle said...

I would love to win this. I know my toddler and I can use some new ideas to try. :) Thanks for this great giveaway! Crystal Dodson ifollowhim247@hotmail.com

Amy said...

Thanks for the review and giveaway. The book looks great.

Tara T said...

Ooh, I would love that book!!

Tara Taylor
bittersweet_777@yahoo.com

The Miz said...

This book looks great!
Rebecca Aycock
rayvon_avon@yahoo.com

OuR LiTtLe FaM said...

I have a 9 month old and I am at such a loss for new and creative ideas to feed her healthy foods. I know it will only get worse as she grows... but I know this book would help out tremendously! It doesn't help that I live a thousand miles away from my mom! Please help me Baby and Toddler Meals for Dummies and Meal Planning Mommies! My name is Ashley Swapp. My email is ashswapp@gmail.com.

stacey said...

Thanks for the entry!

Stacey Hoopes

staceylea at gmail dot com

Adam said...

Can't wait to check this book out more!
Stephanie Kile
skile627@yahoo.com

Destiny said...

Sounds like a great book. destiny (dot)mawson (at) gmail.com

jess214 said...

This sounds like a great book!

jdl214 at juno dot com

jess said...

I would love to receive this book! My one-year-old daughter is in that in-between stage where she loves to eat everything, but only has two teeth. Creative recipes would be so helpful!
Thanks,
Jessica Hogan
jessapo@hotmail.com

Anna at Joy In Every Step said...

What a fun givaway. I would love some more ideas of what to feed my little ones. I have been enjoying your posts this week! Thanks for holding this giveaway!

Jodie said...

I have 2 picky eaters. I would so love to win this book!

Jodie Cox
jodie-cox@hotmail.com

Kindra said...

Kindra Baron
seth_kinbaron@hotmail.com

Leslie said...

Would love this for my three little ones all under 2! Leslie Carter, lele307@yahoo.com

Jeff & Carrie Seeley said...

Sounds like a book I need.
Carrie Seeley
CWatson808@aol.com

VandenBerg Family said...

I would love a copy of this book to use with my two and three year old!!

Elizabeth VandenBerg
elizabethdepree@hotmail.com

VandenBerg Family said...

I would love this. I need ideas for my 2 and 3 year olds.

Elizabeth VandenBerg
elizabethdepree@hotmail.com

Kacie said...

Hi! I'm breast feeding my 4-month-old (at this moment actually, lol) and I'm really nervous for what we'll need to do when it comes time for him to eat solids. This book would really help!

I'm not comfortable posting my last name, so I guess I might be disqualified (I'd be happy to tell you my info via e-mail, but I just don't want it out there on the interwebs, ya know?).

Email sensetosave (at) gmail.com

Jackie K said...

I would love to win this book. I need some new ideas for my kids)

Lindsey said...

This is completely what I need! Pick me!

Lindsey Laudie
lindseyrae18@msn.com

Lori said...

I so so need this for my daughter! She is the worst eater ever. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lori Towell
http://www.thetowells.com

Team Sherman said...

I'd love to win the book.
Sarah Sherman
saeah_sherman@verizon.net

Jennibeck said...

My baby is about a month away from eating baby food...this would be a great help
Jen Gordon
benjerry1@hotmail.com

Ambra said...

Ambra Gardner
ambragardner@hotmail.com

MMS said...

Molly Snipes
mollymsnipes@gmail.com

I've read some of the "Dummies" books before but never heard of this one. Sounds great!

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

Heather Boen

hboen85@aol.com

Heather M said...

I would love to win this and I think my 2 yr old would as well, I think she's getting sick of Peanut Butter Sandwiches!! Thanks

hmahan_0529 @ yahoo dot com

casib69 said...

cassandra berholtz
casib1969@aol.com

This would be great for my picky eater.

Katrina said...

Please enter my name! Katrina
kajohn345 at gmail dot com

Robert and Jennifer said...

Jennifer Boully
daisy_18153@yahoo.com

This would be great for me. I'm just starting to feed my little one solid foods.

micahnky said...

Kylene Nuesse
micahnky@hotmail.com

Thanks :)

Josh~Krista~Jaxon said...

I would love this!!!
Krista Thompson
singing_chick23@yahoo.com

Callie said...

Callie Payne
callieannepayne@gmail.com
Thank you!

susan said...

I would love to try something different for my toddler.

kathy55439 said...

I would love to read My baby loves to eat but might help with older brother

Melly said...

Mellisa Willis
mellisa.willis@sbcglobal.net

Jamie and Katie said...

I desperately need help figuring out what healthy food to give my baby! Thanks for this giveaway!

Katie Smith
jamieandkatie@charter.net

Annie said...

Annie Nakasato
quapamom at yahoo dot com

Micaela said...

Let's see... Jayden 4 Hadley 2 Brennon 7 months. YUP! That covers "Baby and Toddler." Looks like my house woul be the PERFECT place to send that wonderful cookbook :) haha!

Thanks for the giveaway and all of the fabulous recipes!

Micaela Thomas
micaelaforcookielee@yahoo.com

prplrush said...

Melanie Comello
aawweedd(AT)cableone(dot)net

Thanks for this great giveaway! I would love to read some of the meal ideals in this book!

Jinxy and Me said...

This looks very helpful. My e-mail address is in my Blogger profile. Thanks for the giveaway!

The Martin Family said...

I would love it!

Heather Martin
heather-martin@comcast.net

heather dash martin at comcast dot net

Monica said...

I would love to have this book, my son is sooo picky!
Monica
monicae100@hotmail.com

Lindsey said...

My son Ben, would LOVE to try some new things. He's 10.5 months old and at that in-between stage - he doesn't want regular baby food, but he doesn't have any teeth yet!

The Jordans said...

Nicole Jordan
drpepperfan85@yahoo.com

BUSY BEE said...

Mindie Whitten (I don't really like the idea of having to post my full name...but the giveaway is worth it. Consider not requiring full name next time please.)

bsyb100 at gmail dot com

I am quite the dummy when it comes to cooking. This book is meant for me. Thanks for the giveaway!

Aimee said...

Aimee Walsh
aleigh2418@yahoo.com

Mother of the pickiest toddler ever!

paula h said...

I could definitely use more ideas for my son.


Paula Hafner
hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

The Picanco Family said...

That sounds like an amazing book! I would love to have it

Brenda Picanco
abpicanco@msn.com

esha said...

I could always use some new creative ideas for tot meals

Angela said...

What an awesome book! I hope I win!!!

Angela Yarbrough
vallybelle@aol.com

Thanks!

Homemaker said...

Great giveaway :o)

Geri Nyland
sallylynnsara@hotmail.com

Charryse said...

Charryse Brooks
charryse.brooks@gmail.com

Charryse said...

Charryse Brooks
charryse.brooks@gmail.com

April Lee said...

April Lee
aprillee86@gmail.com

I am looking for ideas on how to make my own baby food, so this would be perfect! Thanks!

lilbabypug said...

please enter me. I would love this book for my niece. she's a new mommy

fawnwoodusa said...

I've used so many of your recipes! I keep them in a folder in my email for east reference :)

Fawn Bowden
fawnwoodusa@netscape.net

Molly K said...

I have several Dummy books but have never heard of this one. I'll have to check my library and see what others they might have. Thanks.

Jen said...

awesome giveaway! Here to the winner!!!

jen soto
jensoto@gmail.com

TooMuchRock said...

Brittney Wilson toomuchrock@gmail.com

Shawna said...

Shawna Jewett
Shawna@pukaluka.com

Jen said...

Jen Barry
jenbarry@live.com

Thanks for the entry!!!

Rachel Boldman said...

I would love to win!

Rachel Boldman
Racheeb@gmail.com

The Litchfield's said...

What a Perfect Book!

Lindsay Litchfield
Litchfield217@yahoo.com

Chris said...

I would love this book!

Chris Wasz
waszup4 at yahoo dot com

LMT said...

I've only heard great things about this book!

Linda Tolbert lmmtolbert@gmail.com

rebecca said...

Sounds lovely. I'd love help with my toddler's meals!

Rebecca Mackay
gitrecca at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

Hi--I am new to your site and am already really interested...I am always trying to find affordable and healthy foods for my family, especially for our toddler. I would love to check out this book.

Jen Gould
jlynngould@gmail.com

Kendra said...

Thanks for the great website!

Kendra Sterner frugalkendra@gmail.com

Nicole said...

Would love this Book!
Nicole McDonald
nmcdon (at) hotmail (dot) com

Jessica said...

Jessica Lieb
jrhammlett@yahoo.com

April said...

This book looks great.

On a side note: I know my son will love the ideas next week that I have gotten this week for snacks. And little miss picky vegetarian will too, I just know it.

Terra Jones said...

I so desperately need this book!!!

thanks!

Terra Jones

TerraLJones at Gmail dot Com

Christian Frugal Mama said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Janeen Frost
sccrkid85@yahoo.com

jenjunum said...

Would love to try this.
Jennifer Pope
jennifer(dot)pope(at)gmail(dot)com

danaetc.com said...

As a lover of cookbooks and mother to a 12-month-old, I'd love to win this!

danaetc.com said...

Ladies, I am so goofy. I just left a comment and forgot to add my name and e-mail address!

Dana Judice
danaetc@yahoo.com
www.danaetc.com

jdavin06 said...

Jenny Davin
jdavin06@yahoo.com
I don't know what to feed my 10 mo old that LOVES fruit and not veggies:(

nielsenr1 said...

I would love to win this book. I am always looking for great snack/recipes for my 2 yr old, and am expecting twins in May. So I will be interested in looking at baby recipes!

Amanda said...

Your blog is so informative ¡¬ keep up the good work!!!!
healthy eating for babies and toddlers