The general advice given by my health visitor to babies over 1 year old is for them to start having iron supplements. However, the Baby Led Weaning book by Gill Rapley talks about why this is a decision each parent needs to make for their child (rather than just taking on the general medical advice) and, in most cases, adequate iron can still be gained from the diet. This is one reason why we currently have decided not to give my son iron supplements.

What are your views on iron supplements for toddlers? What did you decide for your toddler?

I look forward to finding out other 'gentle parenting' mums' views on this,