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Baby-led Weaning : Helping Your Baby to Love Good Food - Tracey;Rapley, Gill; Murkett

Baby-led Weaning

Helping Your Baby to Love Good Food


Published: 6th November 2008
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Contrary to popular belief, there is no research that supports the current mainstream view that babies should be weaned by being spoon-fed purees. Self-feeding allows babies to use their natural abilities to explore taste, texture, color and smell. It encourages independence and confidence by allowing them to experiment with foods at their own pace and helps to develop hand-eye coordination and chewing."Baby-led Weaning" is a practical and authoritative guide to introducing solid food, enabling your child to grow up a happy and confident eater. It shows parents why baby-led weaning makes sense and gives them the confidence to trust their baby's natural skills and instincts. With practical tips for getting started and the low-down on what to expect, "Baby-led Weaning" explodes the myth that babies need to be spoon-fed and shows why self-feeding from the start is the healthiest way for your child to develop. Your baby is allowed to decide how much he wants to eat, how to eat it and to experiment with everything at his own pace. Baby-led weaning is a common-sense, safe, easy and enjoyable approach to feeding your baby. No more purees and weaning spoons, and no more mealtime battles. Simply let your baby feed himself healthy family food.



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Informative read that worked perfectly for my kids


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    This book armed me with knowledge and confidence when I started baby lead weaning. I grabbed it out again for a refresher when starting food with bub number 2.

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    "It sounds like common sense: after all, would you want to be strapped into a high chair and force-fed spoon after spoon of bland vegetables? It's surely much more exciting to be able to exercise a bit of control over your diet" Guardian "could radically simplify infant feeding" Daily Telegraph "[Baby-led weaning] makes life so much easier" The Times "I see many happy children, who choose their own food independently and eat at their own pace" Stefan Kleintjes, paediatric dietitian "the benefits are great" Independent

    Acknowledgementsp. 9
    Introductionp. 11
    What is Baby-Led Weaning?p. 15
    What is Weaning?p. 15
    Why BLW is Differentp. 16
    Why BLW Makes Sensep. 18
    When Should a Baby Start Solids?p. 19
    Why is Some Baby Food Labelled as Suitable from Four Months?p. 23
    Baby-led Weaning Isn't Newp. 25
    A Brief History of Feeding Babiesp. 26
    The Trouble with Spoon-feedingp. 30
    The Benefits of BLWp. 34
    Are There Any Disadvantages?p. 43
    How Does Baby-Led Weaning Work?p. 45
    Growing Skillsp. 45
    Baby-led Weaning and Breastfeedingp. 50
    The Motivation to Feedp. 53
    Needing Extra Nutrientsp. 54
    Moving Away from Milk Feedsp. 55
    Developing the Ability to Chewp. 57
    The 'Window of Opportunity'p. 59
    Eating Enough but Not Too Much: Learning Appetite Controlp. 60
    Won't He Choke?p. 61
    Do Babies Really Know What They Need to Eat?p. 66
    Q&Ap. 70
    Getting Startedp. 78
    Preparing for BLWp. 78
    When to 'Eat'p. 79
    Finger Foodp. 82
    Improving Coordinationp. 84
    Offering Rather Than Givingp. 86
    How Much Food to Offerp. 86
    Making a Clean Platep. 89
    Rejecting Foodp. 90
    Helping Your Baby to Learnp. 92
    Dealing With Frustrationp. 93
    Allowing Enough Timep. 94
    No Pressurep. 95
    Eating Togetherp. 96
    Expect Messp. 100
    Equipmentp. 103
    The Secrets of Successful BLWp. 107
    Q&Ap. 110
    First Foodsp. 113
    Basic Principlesp. 113
    Foods to Avoidp. 114
    Allergy Triggersp. 120
    Fatp. 123
    Fibrep. 124
    Adapting Food in the Early Monthsp. 124
    Dips and Dippersp. 131
    Breakfastp. 133
    Easy Snacks and Food on the Movep. 135
    Dessertsp. 136
    Q&Ap. 138
    After the Early Daysp. 146
    Progressing at Your Baby's Pacep. 146
    Adventurous Taste-budsp. 148
    Learning About Texturesp. 152
    Runny Foodsp. 154
    Feast and Faminep. 156
    Your Baby's Poop. 156
    Eating Enough: Learning to Trust Your Babyp. 158
    Telling You She's Had Enoughp. 161
    Food Fadsp. 163
    Drinksp. 166
    Dropping Milk Feedsp. 168
    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner - Plus Snacksp. 172
    Baby-Led Weaning and Family Lifep. 175
    Maintaining a Baby-led Approachp. 175
    Cutleryp. 176
    Cupsp. 180
    Table Mannersp. 182
    Eating Outp. 183
    Self-servicep. 188
    Bribes, Rewards and Punishmentsp. 190
    Avoiding the Emotional Battlegroundp. 192
    Going Back to Workp. 194
    A Healthy Diet for Everyonep. 201
    The Importance of Healthy Eatingp. 201
    Knowing the Basicsp. 204
    Variety is the Spice of Life!p. 206
    Junk Foodp. 208
    Vegetarians and Vegansp. 209
    Getting the Best Out of the Food You Buyp. 210
    A Basic Guide to Nutrientsp. 212
    Did You Know?p. 216
    Troubleshootingp. 220
    Conclusionp. 240
    The Story of Baby-led Weaningp. 242
    Basic Rules for Food Safetyp. 245
    Referencesp. 249
    Photo Creditsp. 251
    Indexp. 252
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    ISBN: 9780091923808
    ISBN-10: 0091923808
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 256
    Published: 6th November 2008
    Publisher: Ebury Publishing
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 13.5  x 2.0
    Weight (kg): 0.29
    Edition Number: 1