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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User Review  - Ctuman - Target

I've had to put it down many time because I feel like I'm reading the same thing over and over again. Could have been much shorter with the same information. Just google what u want to know. Read full review

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User Review  - alsocass - LibraryThing

I hate when common-sense parenting methods get labelled with a phrase and we all begin referring to it by the term. e.g. "Did you BLW?". Baby led weaning is very simply letting your child wean ... 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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