Baby-Led Weaning

Baby-Led Weaning : The Essential Guide to Introducing Solid Foods and Helping Your Baby to Grow Up a Happy and Confident Eater

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The Natural, No-Fuss, No-Puree Method for Starting Your Baby on Solid Foods [Baby-Led Weaning] makes life so much easier. "The Times," London"Baby-Led Weaning" explodes the myth that babies need to be spoon-fed and shows why self-feeding from the start of the weaning process is the healthiest way for your child to develop. With baby-led weaning (BLW, for short), you can skip purees and make the transition to solid food by following your baby s cues.At about six months, most babies are ready to join the family at the kitchen table and discover food for themselves. "Baby-Led Weaning" is the definitive guide to this crucial period in your child s development, and shows you how to help your baby: Participate in family meals right from the startExperiment with food at his or her own paceDevelop new abilities, including hand-eye coordination and chewingLearn to love a variety of foods and to enjoy mealtimesBaby-led weaning became a parenting phenomenon in the UK practically overnight, inspiring a fast-growing and now international online community of parents who practice baby-led weaning with blogs and pictures to prove it! In "Baby-Led Weaning, " world-leading BLW authority Gill Rapley and early BLW practitioner and coauthor Tracey Murkett deliver everything you need to know about raising healthy, confident eaters."

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 20.32mm | 317.51g
  • Experiment LLC, The
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 161519021X
  • 9781615190218
  • 5,681

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STARRED REVIEW--"Nurse Rapley and freelance writer Murkett encourage parents to forgo the usual baby puree and move straight to whole foods while continuing to breastfeed primarily after a baby is six months old. Their arguments are scientifically sound, especially when it comes to muscle development in the mouth, and they address the anticipated counterarguments, e.g., the need for iron-fortified cereal at six months. Some parents will be concerned about their lax approach to the order of allowable foods and especially their lack of concern about nuts, but allergic warnings are given where necessary. If mine were little again, I would definitely try this. As long as mom is nursing, who says baby can't eat lamb chops?" --"Library Journal" "I've been telling mothers for years that when babies start grabbing food from the table, they are ready for solids. I had the pleasure of observing this with my own children. What I love about this book is the joy and zest the authors put i

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