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Resources, Theory

Getting started with BLW – observing the feeding division of responsibility

I’ve read a lot of parenting books, and in particular a lot of books on weaning, food and mealtimes. One of my favourites which I think relevant to anyone starting baby led weaning is Ellyn Satter’s Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense (Amazon afffiliate link*).   I love this book even though it was written pre-baby led weaning being ‘a thing’ and the weaning…

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Should babies eat fat?

Here’s a common baby led wesning question I see people asking on BLW forums and groups: “I want to make pesto pasta/fry onions for sauce/make toast with butter on. But I’m afraid/my partner or mum says I shouldn’t be giving my baby fat or oil? Should I just steam baby’s veg portion so they don’t get the fat?” The short…

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Does my baby need teeth to BLW?

I see newbies ask a variation on this all the time on weaning forums and groups: “My little boy/girl is 5/6 months old and has no teeth! I really want to do baby led weaning but how can (s)he chew without teeth? Do I need to start off with puree?” The good news is that the answer is NO –…

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Book review – Baby Led Weaning

Affiliate links have been used. So you’re excited to start baby led weaning (BLW) but you have NO IDEA where to start. What do you do? Most people go out and pick up a copy of Baby-led Weaning: Helping Your Baby to Love Good Food by Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett. It’s the “bible” of baby led weaning. Gill Rapley…

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