The book that helps you cook

While there’s no shortage of literature out there for new parents, one notable new book helps you to better navigate the confusing waters of good nutrition for your infant and toddler.

“Great Expectations: Best Food for Your Baby and Toddler, From First Foods to Meals Your Child Will Love,” by Jeannette L. Bessinger, features advice to help ensure your baby gets the best, most wholesome, and natural food possible at home.

The newest entry in the “Great Expectations” series focuses on easy preparation of nutritious baby and toddler meals — from the first finger-foods to more than 130 kid-tested recipes. Bessinger also offers tips on how to select the right food, set up a pantry, establish smart eating routines, and introduce a wide variety of tastes and textures. They’re lessons you, and your child, will benefit from throughout your lives.

“Great Expectations: Best Food for Your Baby & Toddler, From First Foods to Meals Your Child Will Love,” by Jeannette L. Bessinger. $14.95. Available on Amazon.com.