- As far as possible, aim to eat the same food as your baby, with your baby.
- Allow your baby plenty of time to explore the food and decide what she wants to do with it.
- Talk to your baby about the food she is exploring.
- Resist the temptation to help your baby eat more than she really needs.
- Allow your baby to handle food as much as possible to help her develop her skills.
- Share your baby's enjoyment as she makes discoveries but remember that there's no need to direct her learning by praising or scolding her.
The Secrets of Successful BLW
- Think of mealtimes as playtimes in the beginning.
- Keep giving milk feedings on demand.
- Don't expect your baby to eat much food at first.
- Try to eat with your baby and include her in meals whenever possible.
- Expect some mess!
Six things you SHOULD do
- Ensure that your baby is supported in an upright position while she is experimenting with food.
- Start by offering foods that are easy to pick up.
- Offer a variety of foods.
- Continue to offer your baby breast milk or formula as you did before.
- Discuss the introduction of solids with your pediatrician.
- Explain who BLW works to anyone caring for your baby.
Six things you SHOULDN'T do
- Don't offer your baby foods that aren't good for her.
- Don't offer your baby solid food when she is hungry for milk.
- Don't hurry your baby or distract her while she is handling food.
- Don't put food into your baby's mouth for her.
- Don't try to persuade your baby to eat more than she wants.
- NEVER leave your baby alone with food.
Baby Led Weaning The first week of solids