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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 supporting the introduction of solids by food purees. Baby-led weaning is a safe and enjoyable alternative using whole foods, and with an emphasis on exploring taste, texture, colour and smell. The beauty of baby-led weaning is that it is tailored to suit each particular baby and their personal development. Self-feeding supports your baby s motor development, such as their hand eye coordination and chewing and encourages the child towards independence, often providing a stress-free alternative to mealtime battles. Baby-led Weaning written by Gill Rapley, the UK's leading expert on 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. This practical and authoritative guide offers a new approach to introducing solid food, shaping your child s eating habits to make him a happy, confident and independent eater."



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Informative read that worked perfectly for my kids


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    Comments about Baby-led Weaning:

    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