I recieved this book 7 yrs ago from my old college roommate, who is a dietician for headstart. At first, it is overwhelming but it is extremely helpful after you break it down. My children never ate jarred babyfood (dh calls me a babyfood snob) bc this book taught me how to make my own and freeze it. It educates you on when and how to introduce food to your baby which is important with all the allergies and sensitivities with children under the age of 3 yrs. I do childcare and have bought it for my new parents. I believe that this book allows a parent be in control of what their infant eats and assists in the development. Please take the time to purchase this book and educate yourself and protect you new child.