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Thread: Baby Led Weaning
19th February 2012 10:15 AM #1
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Baby Led Weaning
Who here practices baby led weaning? For those of you who are not sure, the basic premise behind this method of transitioning to solids is letting baby start eating when they show certain indications that they are ready to try solids, such as reaching for foods on your plate. Baby's who transition to solids in this way rarely ever make the switch before six months of age. Many BLW practicing parents do not use spoons or any traditional baby food and some exclusively breastfeed for the entire first year. There is evidence to support the theory that children who are introduced solids at a later age are less likely to develop food allergies.
My children all began eating at different ages. My youngest, who is one now, first started to eat solids at seven months old with avocado.
Do you practice baby led weaning or do you introduce solids routinely at a specific age, using a spoon?
Do you use homemade baby food or buy prepackaged containers?
No judgement, just interested to see what everyone else does. =)