Hold off on whole food as long as possible. It is best for the babies. Less allergies and etc. Just have to watch out for the teeth.
Interesting concept. Good luck with it.
I did baby-led solids with sunnyboy and I am so, so glad! Great post 🙂
Reading this post feels like I'm reading my own thoughts and experiences. After having “delayed” solids until 6 months, I feel like my baby is telling me she's ready for solids and I've been doing a lot of reading and feel that the baby-led solids approach is for us. But I am so nervous and am hoping for a book with guidelines as to what foods to avoid (nuts, dairy, etc.), what foods are good to have and just any details for the baby-led solids approach. Many books seem to be written from a standpoint of having weaning in mind (which of course in a way, that is what is happening) but I would like to breastfeed long term. Any advise on good books would be welcome. Thanks!
Gill Rapley (who pioneered BLW in the UK) has written a book called Baby-led Weaning: Helping Your Baby To Love Good Food.
Hope that helps 🙂
Thanks so much. Just ordered the book!
We've done this, is feel much safer to trust baby's oh so new instincts and tastebuds than to stuff food in their face until they take it, as I was told to do a a new mums class.
It's meant a gradual weaning too, and children who clearly have a natural appetite control, something I feel might be interfered with by spoon feeding. I wonder if that is a contributor to my being overweight, and quick to habit eat – perhaps from those early messages.