Baby-Led Weaning: The Essential Guide to Introducing Solid Foods—and Helping Your Baby to Grow Up a Happy and Confident Eater (Google eBook)

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Workman Publishing, Oct 12, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 264 pages
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The Natural, No-Fuss, No-Purée Method for Starting Your Baby on Solid Foods

“[Baby-Led Weaning] makes life so much easier.” —The Times, London

Baby-Led Weaning 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. Baby-Led Weaning 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
  • Learn to love a variety of foods and to enjoy mealtimes

Baby-led weaning became a parenting phenomenon in the UK practically overnight, inspiring a fast-growing and now international online community of parents who practice baby-led weaning—with blogs and pictures to prove it! In Baby-Led Weaning, world-leading BLW authority Gill Rapley and early BLW practitioner and coauthor Tracey Murkett deliver everything you need to know about raising healthy, confident eaters.


  

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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

Contents

1 What Is BabyLed Weaning?
1
2 How Does BabyLed Weaning Work?
30
3 Getting Started
62
4 First Foods
95
5 After the Early Days
129
6 BabyLed Weaning and Family Life
157
7 A Healthy Diet for Everyone
182
8 Troubleshooting
200
The Story of BabyLed Weaning
221
Basic Rules for Food Safety
223
References
227
Photo Credits
229
Acknowledgments
231
Index
233
About the Authors
239
Copyright

Conclusion
219

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About the author (2010)

Gill Rapley, the pioneering champion of baby-led weaning, worked as a public health nurse for over twenty years and has also been a midwife, lactation consultant, and voluntary breastfeeding counselor. She is currently pursuing a PhD in infant feeding.

Tracey Murkett is a voluntary mother-to-mother breastfeeding helper and coauthor with Gill Rapley of Baby-Led Weaning and The Baby-Led Weaning Cookbook.

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