What is Baby-Led Weaning?
We decided, after reading the baby-led weaning book, to not give Penny any rice cereal. That stuff is basically sugar and is linked to higher rates of obesity, and does not have any nutritional value. No thanks. We also decided not to introduce much to her until six months, when babies digestive systems are ready for food, and then following her lead.
Basically, baby-led weaning, you let your baby make the choices. Instead of shoving spoonfuls of mush into their mouths, you give them what you’re eating. That’s right, what you’re eating. Having toast and strawberries for breakfast? Give it to them. Casserole for dinner? Do it. This way you’re exposing your baby to a variety of tastes, textures and smells. The first year of food is for fun anyway, so let them have their fun!