Welcome back to the last question in my 10 questions and answer series about baby-led weaning. In this question, mamas answered: “What were some of your favorite products for baby led weaning?”
If you are deciding to do baby led weaning and are not sure whether or not to offer purees,
Choking was one of my biggest fears upon starting the baby led weaning process. I remember before learning about BLW, one of my close friends who has a little girl a month older than Lennox, gave her six-month-old daughter a whole piece of steamed broccoli. I was in disbelief! How was she so comfortable giving her infant an entire piece of cooked broccoli? She’s going to choke for f*%*s sake.
Babies grow at different paces, so don’t feel pressured by a number or by society. Instead, look for the following cues below which signals your baby is ready to start BLW.
First things first, the word weaning is misleading. It does not mean the elimination of breastmilk/formula but rather the addition of solid foods to your already established milk schedule. Traditional weaning is when you supplement your baby with puréed foods and gradually advance to solid foods as your baby develops. In most cases, the purees are fed to the baby by a parent or guardian. Baby led weaning, on the other hand, is weaning LED by the baby. Read more here.