Baby-led weaning is a family food-focused approach for the discerning – and hungry! – independent bub.
Baby-led weaning hits the ground running, skipping the traditional mushy purees and heading straight for more solid foods. This allows your tot to take the snacky lead – and share the kinds of foods the whole family enjoys eating.
It’s a no-extra-meal-prep win-win all ’round!
While it may seem like this puts the onus on your child to ensure they’re well fed, it’s really a team effort. The “baby-led” part of this term simply indicates you watch and learn from your baby’s cues, as you continue to feed them via the breast or bottle.
Here’s ten points to note on your baby-led weaning adventures:
3. Mess is part of the deal
It’s going to be a bit messy and that’s okay. Focus on these first steps towards ordering everything on the menu, rather than the peas escaping under the fridge!
Keep it positive, praise your baby’s progress and smile through the messy bits.
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