July 12, 2022 3 min read
Baby lead weaning (BLW) has become a popular approach to starting solids in recent years. This is where parents are able to give their baby fingers foods right from the start, allowing them to feed themselves.
This approach can be wonderful for babies to explore their food, and it allows them to develop their feeding skills while stimulating them with new textures, shapes and tastes.
One of the most important factors to consider when using this approach is to always use texture appropriate foods that are big enough for your baby to hold. This means they need to be soft and squishable without falling apart when your baby picks them up.
To help you on your way and give you some easy Baby Led Weaning ideas, here are a collection of my favourite finger foods and some helpful tips for starting solids:
Slow cooked meat
For more information about introducing allergenic foods, you can read the Infant Feeding and Allergy Prevent guidelines here ASCIA Guidelines for infant feeding and allergy prevention - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)
Nicola is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and the owner of kids nutrition business, Grub for Kids. With over 8 years of experience as a dietitian and 3 young kids of her own, Nicola aims to educate, inspire and reduce the stress of parents when it comes to feeding their kids.
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