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September 2nd, 2009

A revelation in weaning!! Ms. N. J. Yeo
“I cannot recommend this book highly enough. I got to 6 months and was concerned about weaning, as it seemed that the only option available was to puree food and swap [from breastfeeding] to formula, which I didn’t want to do. I spoke to my health visitor and she recommended baby-led weaning. Bought this book and we were away. He loves his food, will eat anything and is a joy to have at the dinner table. It has also forced the whole family to rethink the way we eat and the types of food we eat.”

Everything you need to know to wean your baby! Julie H
“I was advised by the Health Visitor to consider baby-led weaning but couldn’t find that much information online so decided to order this book. It is excellent, easy to read, explains exactly what and how to go about baby-led weaning and answers all the questions I both had myself and was getting from my mum! Max adores doing things for himself, is more than capable of learning to eat and this gives me a way to offer him real food. We are just starting the process but I feel I now have all the information to help me give my little boy exactly what he wants in the best possible way for him to enjoy mealtimes.”

Brilliant guide to teaching your baby to feed himself R White
“This is a great guide and helps with a lot of the worries that parents new to this might have. My son took to it really well, and three weeks in can now feed himself everything from toast to peaches to steak. A must-have for any parent who wants to teach their baby how to choose and eat their own food.”

BLW explained! Emma-Jayne Covington-Cross
“I bought this book because I had heard a few snippets regarding baby-led weaning … and was interested in finding out more before potentially embarking on it as a method of weaning onto solids.
It is an easy-to-read, informative book crammed with information and answers to questions I had. It gives a history to the trends in weaning and why current guidelines suggest weaning from 6 months and not earlier (as was suggested when I was a baby – 1970’s). Very much recommended reading.”

Excellent! Mrs. K Wiseman-Trowse
“This excellent book will really help build your confidence in approaching BLW and your baby’s introduction to real food, right from the start. I’m so glad I read it and would encourage others to do so.”

Excellent & very easy to read!! M Atkinson
“As someone interested in BLW but with no real idea of the details, [I found] this book fantastic! It’s easy to read, insightful and has real-life examples to help.”

At last, some common sense Sandy Calico
“Weaning was a lot of hassle with my eldest child. The puree/mash/chop guidelines were time-consuming and hard work. With my second child I wanted an alternative. I’d heard of baby-led weaning but had no idea what it was in practical terms. This book spelt it out.

There is so much in the book on the history, psychology and physiology of weaning. I did find myself waiting for the ‘what to feed them’ section, but of course the point is they can eat most foods, so this section is brief.

While I haven’t followed the book to the letter, I have taken so much from it, confidence in particular. Overall this book makes complete common sense and I highly recommend it.”

Essential Reading!!! R Cooper
“This book is an essential guide to ‘baby-led weaning’, from the medical understandings to the basic common sense. For somebody who likes to have all the facts laid out before embarking on any new venture I was pleased to see that this book was concise and informative. I am surprised that baby-led weaning is not the norm in the UK.”

Very interesting reading – yet to be tested Mrs. N Bond
“I was recommended this book for weaning our twins. They’re only just 5 months so I’ve got another month until I can start trying it but it has certainly been interesting reading and I really really want to try it. I do find the author repeats a lot of points over and over, but that’s probably a good thing for sleep deprived, post-pregnancy, addled-brain new mums. I defy you to read this book and not at least give BLW a go.”

Baby-led weaning J Doughty
“I was a bit sceptical about this concept to start with, but having read the book have been converted! Very easy to read and understand and full of helpful tips and good advice.”

Excellent book!! J Kirby
“I love this book!! It gave me a great insight into how babies feel towards food. It helped me decide exactly how I want to help my baby eat, progress and learn. I bought this book and the Annabel Karmel, read this first and sent back the other after reading the first 30 pages. Don’t bother with the other spoon-feeding books, read this one first – it’ll change your mind! My baby is now 9 months and eats better than a 1-year-old. I’m so proud of how far she’s come, we did it together!”

Must read – Does what it says on the cover!! Mrs Paula M Ramsden
“This is a brilliant book. It gave me so much confidence to do what I wanted to do, not what other people say I should do. [It] answered all the questions I had. There are no recipes in this book but you just need to use common sense and enjoy lots of mess!!!”

For more reviews see the Baby-Led Weaning Amazon page.

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