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Author Rapley, Gill.
Title Baby-led weaning : the essential guide to introducing solid foods : and helping your baby to grow up a happy and confident eater / Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett.
Pub Info New York : The Experiment, 2010.
book jacket
 Wellfleet-Children's Area  PARENTS 649.3 Rapley     AVAILABLE
Descript xvi, 239 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-228) and index.
Contents What is baby-led weaning?: What is weaning? -- Why BLW is different -- Why BLW makes sense -- When should a baby start solids? -- Why is some baby food labeled as suitable from four months? -- Baby-led weaning isn't new -- A brief history of feeding babies -- The trouble with spoon-feeding -- The benefits of BLW -- Are there any disadvantages? -- How does baby-led weaning work?: Growing skills -- Baby-led weaning and breast-feeding -- The motivation to feed -- Needing extra nutrients -- Moving away form milk feedings -- Developing the ability to chew -- The "window of opportunity" -- Eating enough but not too much: learning appetite control -- Won't he choke? -- Do babies really know what they need to eat? -- Q&A -- Getting started: Preparing for BLW -- When to "eat" -- Finger food -- Improving coordination -- Offering rather than giving -- How much food to offer -- Having a clean plate -- Rejecting food -- Helping your baby to learn -- Dealing with frustration -- Allowing enough time -- No pressure -- Eating together -- Expect mess -- Equipment -- The secrets of successful BLW -- Q&A -- First foods: Basic principles -- Foods to avoid -- Allergy triggers -- Fat -- Fiber -- Adapting food in the early months -- Dips and dippers -- Breakfast -- Easy snacks and food on the move -- Desserts -- Q&A -- After the early days: Progressing at your baby's pace -- Adventurous taste buds -- Learning about textures -- Runny foods -- Feast and famine -- Your baby's diaper -- Eating enough: learning to trust your baby -- Telling you she's had enough -- Food fads -- Drinks -- Dropping milk feedings -- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner--plus snacks -- Baby-led weaning and family life: Maintaining a baby-led approach -- Silverware -- Cups -- Table manners -- Eating out -- Self-service -- Bribes, rewards, and punishments -- Avoiding the emotional battleground -- Going back to work -- A healthy diet for everyone: The importance of healthy eating -- Knowing the basics -- Variety is the spice of life! -- Junk food -- Vegetarians and vegans -- Getting the best out of the food you buy -- Did you know? -- Troubleshooting -- Conclusion -- The story of baby-led weaning -- Basic rules for food safety.
Summary Explodes the myth that babies need to be spoon-fed, and shows why self-feeding from the start of the weaning process is the healthiest way for your child to develop. With baby-led weaning (BLW, for short), you can skip purées and make the transition to solid food by following your baby's cues. At about six months, most babies are ready to join the family at the kitchen table and discover food for themselves. This book is the definitive guide to this crucial period in your child's development, and shows you how to help your baby participate in family meals right from the start; experiment with food at his or her own pace; develop new abilities, including hand-eye coordination and chewing; and learn to love a variety of foods and to enjoy mealtimes.--From publisher description.
Subject Infants -- Weaning.
Infants -- Nutrition.
Baby foods.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Child Rearing.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / Infants & Toddlers.
Add Author Murkett, Tracey.
ISBN 9781615190218
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