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What is Baby Led Weaning? (BLW)

Jun 26th, 2010, 14:44 PM   #1
 
Here are a couple of links that explain more about BLW

The rationale and the 'DOs and DONTs' of BLW

http://www.rapleyweaning.com/assets/blw_guidelines.pdf

http://www.rapleyweaning.com/

http://babyledweaning.com/
 
 

 
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Jun 26th, 2010, 16:08 PM   #2
 
Thanks for those MM-they're really helpful x one quick question though-it says don't limit the different foods you're giving but I know that there are guidelines about giving babies meat cooked under done (like medium rare beef/steak), kiwi fruit and pineapple-do these still apply or are they ok to give? x I'm absolutely fascinated that breastfed babies already control their food intake x
 
 

 
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Jun 26th, 2010, 18:15 PM   #3
 
I think that means dont limit them to just fruit or veg but vary it within reasonable sensible guidelines. I dont know about kiwi or pineapple but I wouldnt give under cooked meats to children personally so I'd stick with that. Dont they say no stawberries too as they are a big one for allergies? I've given strawbs from 6 months. i remember avoiding honey early on too as that's 'unpasteurised' iykwim.
 
 

 
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Jun 26th, 2010, 18:26 PM   #4
 
Yes, I think its strawberries they say to avoid! I havnt let Jacob touch one as theres a few people in our family with an allergy to them. x
 
 
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Jun 26th, 2010, 18:44 PM   #5
 
The only ones Id heard of was the kiwi and pineapple x I'll probably just stick to the undercooked meat rule then x tbh I heard nothing about pineapple, kiwi or strawberries when I was weaning summer so I'll just be sensible x thanks x
 
 

 
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Jun 26th, 2010, 19:10 PM   #6
 
I think if you've a family history of anything it's best to take sensible precautions.
 
 

 
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Jun 26th, 2010, 19:14 PM   #7
 
I'm not allergic to them though I love them
 
 
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Jul 1st, 2010, 00:20 AM   #8
 
I'm loving this.. I feel so stupid though All you girls are doing these great things with your children and I wouldn't have had the sense to take it upon myself to look into all of the different things I could be doing with/for Odhrán.. Thank you for this info.. And am loving this new area on the forum.. I will definitely be sticking around in here xx
 
 

 
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Jul 1st, 2010, 00:45 AM   #9
 
Great tip i have heard (and remembered ) is that if you are giving little uns quite squishy stuff (like banana) if you roll it in granola it makes it a bit friction-y for them and gives them something to grip on
works for loads of stuff apparently, anything thats slimey
 
 
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Jul 1st, 2010, 17:09 PM   #10
 
My LO managed ok with banana but I did try it rolled in crushed up breadsticks on the same basis. A friend said she used crushed up cheerios
 
 

 
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Jul 7th, 2010, 22:36 PM   #11
 
I tend to just give mine what we are eating, whether that is rare steak, curry or (tonight) pepperoni pizza!

In fact, today I got tutted at for giving the baby (vegetable) sushi! Yet somehow spooning sloppy "baby rice" into an unwilling baby is fine? How odd.
 
 
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Jul 9th, 2010, 13:49 PM   #12
 
Jack has flurished with BLW his cousin is the same age and won't eat half of what jack does
 
 

 
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Dec 8th, 2010, 14:08 PM   #13
 
Girls are any of your trying this or have done BLW?

I think Ethan is ready to start picking food up and eating it himself, he does very well when i give him rusks (as he is teething) and always puts it to his mouth and chews/sucks!

Have you got any tips on what to start giving him first? And ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner? xx
 
 

 
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Dec 8th, 2010, 14:51 PM   #14
 
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Girls are any of your trying this or have done BLW?

I think Ethan is ready to start picking food up and eating it himself, he does very well when i give him rusks (as he is teething) and always puts it to his mouth and chews/sucks!

Have you got any tips on what to start giving him first? And ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner? xx
anything you are eating, plus fruits and veggies that are soft when cooked or soft enough anyway (banana, pear, cooked carrot, brussell sprouts are great)

use your imagination! if you wait til six months they can eat practically anything, though formula fed babies will be more unsure of trying different flavours than breastfed babies so bear this in mind when you have a ff baby x
 
 
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Dec 8th, 2010, 14:57 PM   #15
 
Thanks hun. Yes he is on formula but has been willing to try new flavours so far in the form of purees and then recently mashed up so fingers crossed he is with finger foods. xx
 
 

 
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