Baby Led Weaning – Is It Suitable For You and Your Little One?

Posted on Jul 14 2010 - 4:22pm by Christine

Infant feeding practices have changed quite considerably over the years, perhaps most significantly with the current recommendation that solid foods are not introduced until baby is at least 6 months of age.

Even more recent is the Baby Led Weaning movement – a practice whereby babies are introduced to solid foods only once they can feed themselves. In a complete departure from traditional infant feeding methods, baby led weaning means skipping pureed or mashed foods altogether and moving straight to ‘finger foods’. No spoon feeding is involved at all, with baby in complete control of what he eats.

So is baby led weaning suitable for YOUR family?

If it’s an approach you’ve been considering, then you may have lots of questions, such as

Is it dangerous to skip purees and give babies as young as 6 months actual pieces of food?

How can my baby consume healthy foods like yogurt if no spoon feeding is involved?

In our brand new Baby Led Weaning section, we answer these questions and more! With tips and advice to help you get started, you’ll find out everything you need to know if you’re considering allowing your baby to self feed from the outset – and you can even share your experiences and baby led weaning photographs with other parents!

Visit our new Baby Led Weaning section here

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