Baby-led

***** Best thing ever!!!

January 31st, 2009

By RM van den Broek

Very informative and reassuring! Tells you all you need to know about BLW and the evidence backing it up – (real eye opener) Compared to other babies our sons age he’s so adventurous and willing to try anything, and really enjoys his meals… Thanks to this book!!!!

Don’t expect recipes, just the confidence to trust your babies instinct!

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***** Baby led weaning

January 30th, 2009

By Mrs. Ds Leyton

This book is a must for those parents who do not want to subject their child with the dreadful spoon feeding!!! It is the only book I have found on baby-led weaning and from the moment I read it, I knew this was the way I wanted to feed our 6month old. Be aware that it does not include recipe’s, just some suggestions. It explains the logic behind feeding babies and why Baby-led weaning is so the way forward. Highly recommended, mostly because it is the only book out there!!!

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***** Brilliant! Really recommend it to everyone starting weaning

January 30th, 2009

By Mrs E Lawrence

This book is brilliant. If you want an alternative way to wean it follows all the latest advice given out and is so good at getting your baby to enjoy mealtimes.

Get it and recommend it to all your other friends and family!

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***** Made eating fun and exciting for me and my son

January 28th, 2009

By Mrs A Lancaster

I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending baby-led weaning to anyone, and this is a perfect background to the why and how. My son now eats anything we do 🙂

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***** An absolute must to avoid a fussy eater!

January 12th, 2009

By “the goblin”

I stumbled across baby led weaning (BLW) whilst trying to learn about weaning my baby. I was absolutely clueless and dreading the thought of pureed peas and other disgusting mush that I would have to feed her. BLW sounded like the answer as there is no mushing at all, just give your baby a piece of food and let them get on with it.

This book answered all my questions about the risks of choking, when to stop breast feeding, what sort of food to offer and so on. I will be lending it to my childminder to read so she understands it before I go back to work.

My baby is not quite 6 months old so I haven’t started feeding her yet, but I can’t wait. I was (and still am) a fussy eater, I’m getting better, but I don’t want her to grow up with the same meal time battles and bribes ‘you’ll not get dessert if you don’t eat your greens…’

It is true that this book says ‘just give them what you eat’ but that is the point. And it can apparently take some babies a few months to actually swallow anything. Again, that is the point. Babies have to learn about food, textures and tastes. They also have to learn how to hold it the right way up to get it in their mouth in the first place. Also how hard to grab it, so as not to squish it everywhere is another lesson. They learn much more to boot, hand-eye coordination, the effects of gravity, how to chew and so on.

If you’re thinking about weaning your baby and you are ready for a lot of mess then get this book, it’s a must read that I couldn’t put down!

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***** Baby-led Weaning: Helping your baby to love good food

January 7th, 2009

By J. Rusden

We were already ‘Baby Led Weaners and were waiting for the book as we were still relatively new to the concept. It was worth the wait! It has given us loads of confidence. Money well spent!

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***** Excellent

January 6th, 2009

By Caroline King

I was recommended this book and also Gill’s CD and it opened by eyes to a new way of doing things. Many of my friends had started weaning as early as 17 weeks with baby rice but it didn’t appeal to me. One month in and my baby boy loves feeding himself – the only downfall is that he wants to “help” me when I feed him things like yougurt or if I need to give him medicine and so it goes everywhere but this is all part of the fun!
Over Christmas, both Grannies mentioned that they were worried about the amount of food my boy was eating which made me question what we are doing – one quick re-read of certain parts of the book put my mind back to rest!

If you are interested in a different way of weaning then this is an excellent place to start. As mentioned in other reviews, however, there are no recipes, just ideas.

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Happy new year!

January 5th, 2009

The Baby-led forum are hosting a competition to win a copy of the Baby-led Weaning book.  To enter and to find out more details, visit the website.

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***** So much more natural than spooning in purees all the time!!

January 3rd, 2009

By B Stott

What a fantastic book! I wish I had it 5 years ago when I was weaning my eldest. My little one didn’t like being spoon fed so I explored other options and came across baby-led weaning on the internet. A complete lifesaver for me and for her. She loves feeding herself and it has saved me so much time and energy. Now when we go out she will eat almost anything and her manual dexterity is excellent.

I was most worried about the choking and gagging but it is amazing how well babies can cope when you let them lead the way. I feel confident that baby-led weaning will really help my little one to be led by her appetite as she gets older, rather than led by someone spooning mush into her until the bowl is empty.

I highly recommend this book to any new parents and to any parents whose babies are not keen on being spoon fed. Try it (and feel free to combine it with a bit of spoon-feeding too, if that makes you more comfortable!)

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