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Do’s and Don’ts of starting solids with Baby led Weaning (BLW)

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.”

Baby led Weaning Do’s

1) Timing is important:

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...

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