What, no puree?

November 5th, 2008

“The baby-led weaning movement advocates, in a nutshell, giving infants solid finger food and allowing them to master eating for themselves, rather than spoon-feeding them purees. It has been gaining momentum for a while via word of mouth and through web forums such as But this week, its pioneer Gill Rapley – a breastfeeding counsellor and former midwife – makes a claim for its merits in a new book. Not only, she says, will it help develop hand-eye coordination, allow babies to join in with family meals and make feeding battles less likely, but it’s also the best way to ensure they grow up enjoying good food, and may protect them against eating disorders in later life.”

Read the full review in The Guardian

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