Baby-led Weaning

Baby-led Weaning

The Essential Guide to Introducing Solid Foods and Helping your Baby to Grow up A Happy and Confident Eater

Book - 2010 | [Revised edition]
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Explodes the myth that babies need to be spoon-fed, and shows why self-feeding from the start of the weaning process is the healthiest way for your child to develop. With baby-led weaning (BLW, for short), you can skip purées and make the transition to solid food by following your baby's cues. At about six months, most babies are ready to join the family at the kitchen table and discover food for themselves. This book is the definitive guide to this crucial period in your child's development, and shows you how to help your baby participate in family meals right from the start; experiment with food at his or her own pace; develop new abilities, including hand-eye coordination and chewing; and learn to love a variety of foods and to enjoy mealtimes.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : The Experiment, 2010.
Edition: [Revised edition]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781615190218
Branch Call Number: 649.3 RAPLE
Characteristics: xvi, 239 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Murkett, Tracey - Author


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May 25, 2018

Found this book really useful for my two girls.

Jun 30, 2017

I agree, a little repetitive at times, but this book is easy to read and it really explains clearly how to start BLW. I would recommend it.

ArapahoeAlicia May 16, 2017

The BLW movement is surging in popularity and this book does a good job laying out the research and basics of introducing solids instead of purees. For me it was a bit repetitive, but a good skim-able read to gain ideas and talking points. So far, we have had great success with this method.

Jun 17, 2014

I wishi heard about this with my first child. He was almost year old when i came across it. Im doing this with my second and it's bern working wonderfully. No sweat meals! He eats whatever we eat! Skimmed through the book and got the whole idea!

Jan 27, 2013

I have been trying it at home without reading the book and so far it's going great. Can't wait to read it and the cookbook!

Oct 19, 2012

I love the idea of skipping pureed food, and giving baby some choice and control over what they put in their mouth. Going to try this with number 3! I have friends using this method successfully already and they say it's so much easier.

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