There are lots of questions floating around the internet about starting solids with Baby led Weaning: Can you start with purees and switch to baby led weaning? Is it ok to mix purees and finger foods? When is baby ready to start BLW? How do you serve food and in what shape? Can baby have added sugars, salt, eggs, peanuts? What about introducing your baby to cow’s milk??
Here are a few tips to get started answering some of these Baby led Weaning FAQs. For a more in-depth info and 125 recipes, check out my book “The Parents’ Guide to Babyled Weaning.”
Don’t rush into starting solids, but don’t wait too long either! Wait until your baby can actually sit on their own, with support. They need enough neck and trunk strength to get food to their mouth, without needing arms for balance. An interest in food is another sign of readiness. As is age (around 6 months). For more about when to start Baby...
I love having a stock of muffins in the freezer for school lunches. And these mini-muffins are also the perfect size for little hands. I've added a bit of fortified infant cereal to replace some flour for added iron, which is optional. With the extra iron plus the berries & avocado, these are a nutritious snack for you and your little ones!
1.5 cups flour
½ cup fortified infant cereal if you're feeding a Babyled Weaner (or extra flour)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 ripe avocado, peel and pit removed
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)