Baby-led Weaning: Helping Your Baby to Love Good Food

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Vermilion, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
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Contrary to popular belief, there is no research that supports the current mainstream view that babies should be weaned by being spoon-fed purées. Self-feeding allows babies to use their natural abilities to explore taste, texture, colour and smell. It encourages independence and confidence by allowing them to experiment with foods at their own pace and helps to develop hand-eye coordination and chewing.

Baby-led Weaning is a practical and authoritative guide to introducing solid food, enabling your child to grow up a happy and confident eater. It shows parents why baby-led weaning makes sense and gives them the confidence to trust their baby's natural skills and instincts.

With practical tips for getting started and the low-down on what to expect, Baby-led Weaning explodes the myth that babies need to be spoon-fed and shows why self-feeding from the start is the healthiest way for your child to develop. Your baby is allowed to decide how much he wants to eat, how to eat it and to experiment with everything at his own pace.

Baby-led weaning is a common-sense, safe, easy and enjoyable approach to feeding your baby. No more purées and weaning spoons, and no more mealtime battles. Simply let your baby feed himself healthy family food.

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Review: Baby-Led Weaning: The Essential Guide to Introducing Solid Foods-And Helping Your Baby to Grow Up a Happy and Confident Eater

User Review  - Aubrie Mabe - Goodreads

Great concepts in theory, but in practice with a baby that only has two teeth and gags on food still, it is terrifying! I liked reading this book and felt like I learned a lot about how babies learn ... Read full review

Review: Baby-Led Weaning: The Essential Guide to Introducing Solid Foods-And Helping Your Baby to Grow Up a Happy and Confident Eater

User Review  - Andrea - Goodreads

Without the redundancy in content and testimonials, this book could be a brochure. Great ideas though. Read full review

About the author (2008)

Gill Rapley is the world authority on baby-led weaning. She worked as a health visitor for 20 years and has also been a midwife and breastfeeding counsellor.

Tracey Murkett is a freelance writer who used the baby-led weaning approach to introduce solid food to her own child.

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