We’ve written about the basics of baby-led weaning before -- what it is, why some people prefer it, and whether or not you should try it with your baby. Here, we’ll explore 7 steps to get started successfully with baby-led weaning (or BLW). As with anything else in life, planning and preparation is a key part to getting off on the right foot with baby-led weaning. So use our 7 steps below, and start your baby-led weaning journey today! 7 Steps to Successful Baby-Led Weaning 1. Educate
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We’ve talked already about what to do if you suspect that you’re feeding your baby too much solid food. But what if you have the opposite problem? What if no amount of coaxing or pleading or “here comes the airplane!” maneuvering can get your baby to eat a bite of food? What should you do if your baby flat-out refuses to eat solid food? Baby Refusing Solids? Don't Panic! First, don’t worry -- just because your baby hates solids right now definitely doesn’t mean he’ll hate them forever!
Introducing a new food to your baby is an “iffy” thing. He might adore green beans the first time he eats them, and gobble them up with relish. On the other hand, he might spit them right back out and give you his biggest glare. There’s no way to predict how your baby will react to new foods. But there are steps you can take to help your baby enjoy her new food as much as possible. Offer the breast or a bottle before offering a new food. This is good advice to follow anyway (especially
You know when and how to start your baby on solids. You’re familiar with the types and amounts of foods your baby can eat, based on her age. You’ve mastered the basics of cooking, pureeing, and storing homemade baby food. Congratulations, baby food expert -- you know a lot! Something you may not be feeling to confident about, however, is when (during the course of a day) you should be offering your baby solids. You likely eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at roughly the same times each