It’s full steam ahead with baby-led weaning in my house right now! Our 6-month old twins Gus & Hannah just started solids using the principles of baby-led weaning…but with a twist: self-feeding purees by spoon.
I fed my first child when she was just 4 months old, and I’ll be honest it felt too early. Now nearly 4 years later with babies #6 and 7 (boy-girl twins) coming up on 6.5 months, I want to share a little bit about why this time, I waited to feed these two.
By the time our babies hit the 6 month mark and were ready to start solid food, I was coming at feeding my squad with a whole new attitude, mindset and feeding philosophy...and it was called baby-led weaning.
Ever find yourself getting bored of the same old breakfast routine? I have a pretty solid rotation of about 7-10 things we feed our 5 kids for breakfast; but, beyond that, I was kind of at a loss...until now.
One of the things I love most about a baby-led approach to feeding is that self-feeding helps develop your child's independence. But what do you do when your baby or toddler has mastered feeding herself by hand and now it's time to introduce utensils?...
Aileen Cox Blundell is my big-time mom crush right now. She's the author of the absolutely gorgeous new book The Baby-Led Feeding Cookbook: A new healthy way of eating for your baby that the whole family will love..
Just wrapped up an EPIC week hosting the Fortified Family's 5 Day Baby Food Texture Challenge. This was an awesome experience born out of SO MANY questions I received all about what EXACTLY can you do to push your baby's palate?
One of THE BIGGEST hesitations I hear from parents over and over again is the fear of gagging and choking. But gagging and choking are 2 totally different things. Choking is a life-threatening event that results in obstruction of the airway. But gagging is good!
As a dietitian and mom to 5 small kids, I work and interact a LOT with families who are interested in - and often confused by - what (and what NOT) to feed their children. To be fair: the first stage of feeding is easy. Pretty much everyone agrees that breastmilk is best for baby...