We are planning on doing Baby Led Weaning. I was wondering whether there was anyone else on here that has tried it before; whether you had any recipe ideas; whether you had any ideas or culd share your experiences with me?
RoFro turns six months in a week, so we're looking at starting soon. My partner has some friends that have done it, and has spoken with other mothers on other 'Mums' forums; but I would like to see some vegans ideas on this as well.
For those of you that don't know (almost every person we have spoken to about this hasn't heard about it before) what BLW is, and what it is about, here is something I have nicked from their site that kind of covers it:
A few links:Based on a paper written by Gill Rapley, Baby Led Weaning just means letting your child feed themselves from the very start of weaning. According to the most recent research most babies reach for food at around six months, which is also the time that mothers are being encouraged to wean by their Health Visitors, in accordance with the WHO guidelines.
The distinct advantage of weaning at around six months is that by then, our children are developmentally capable of feeding themselves proper food, in other words – no more mush!
You just hand them the food in a suitably-sized piece and if they like it they eat it and if they don’t they won’t.
Baby Led Weaning website
Baby Centre info on BLW
Book we've just bought