Baby-led Weaning A developmental approach to the introduction of solid foods
A baby's transition from a milk-only diet to eating family foods begins with the first solid foods.
Most parents look forward to this stage - but many find it turns out to be less easy then they expected. They worry about what to give the baby and how to persuade him to eat real food once pureeing stage is over. Some find that mealtimes become a battleground, leading to long tearm eating problems.
Much of this stems from the conventional approach to giving solid foods, which not only takes control away from the baby but stops him experoencing the fun of eating.
The baby-led approach is diffrent. It avoids spoon feeding and purees and instead allows babies to feed themselves from the very beginning, enabling them to enjoy a wide range of flavours and textures straight away. Letting the baby set the pace makes the process fun for everyone.
This DVD explains how baby-led weaning works.
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