Having read up on weaning in the months before my daughter reached the magic six months milestone, we decided that ‘baby led weaning’ (blw) was going to work better for us than going down the traditional puréeing route.
Research has also supported baby led weaning as a healthier choice. The video below, from Nottingham University, explains more:
[The full research paper: Baby knows best? The impact of weaning style on food preferences and body mass index in early childhood in a case–controlled sample.]
Regardless of whether the conclusions of the research are right, baby led weaning is lots of fun for both you and your baby.
We’re three months into our eating expedition now and have found a fair few staple recipes, cheats and short-cuts to make life much easier. We’re looking forward to sharing some of these with you on this blog.