I don't know how I would have done it without this book! With such processed foods and childhood obesity plaguing our country, our babies deserve REAL, homemade food. It is so much cheaper and easier to make than people think. The book is overwhelming at first, but give it a chance! It has everything you ever needed to know and my pediatrician loves this book! We don't eat everything from a jar or box, so why should our baby too. It's worth every penny!!!!