If it’s getting close to time for you to be thinking about weaning your baby, you might want to consider baby led weaning instead of parent led weaning. Baby led weaning is getting more and more popular in recent years, and many families swear by the successes they’ve had weaning their little ones onto solid foods at their own pace.
But why would you want to let your baby start eating solid foods so early? There are quite a few reasons why parents believe this is a good choice, and it’s definitely working well for a lot of families. Although it’s very important to be sure you follow strict safety guidelines to ensure your baby’s weaning process is risk-free, baby led weaning can be very successful, and it’s sometimes the best decision you can make for your child’s weaning process.
We’ve got plenty of articles on a variety of baby led weaning topics to help you make the most out of this experience. If you have a baby who takes well to the baby led weaning experience, this can be a very fun and exciting time for you and your child with none of the distress that goes along with more traditional weaning methods! Check out our articles on the following subjects:
When you think of baby led weaning, you may be confused or concerned to imagine handing a young baby something like a pork chop and just letting him or her gnaw on it for a while. But don’t worry! This isn’t really what baby led weaning is about, and it’s much more common and safer, too, to offer your little one something in bite-sized pieces that won’t pose a choking hazard.
As with any changes to your baby’s diet or lifestyle, be sure you speak to your pediatrician before trying baby led weaning. If your pediatrician has never heard of this or is completely opposed to it, you might want to ask for a second opinion before you give it a try. Bear in mind, however, that your baby’s doctor knows what’s best for your child’s nutritional needs.