Baby-led weaning


This has been recommended to me and I really like the sound of it, but all the older generation think it’s bonkers!

Does anyone have any experience of this? Does it work? Must be a bit messy?


We did BLW with both of ours, although didn’t follow it religiously when it came to things like yoghurt- that does get messy! As far as I can see, it’s just feeding your child in the most natural way, the baby self regulates how much they eat and they enjoy exploring all the new tastes and textures. Honestly, it seems a hell of lot easier than having to sit and spoon feed, as I could just plonk a handful of veg sticks in front of little one and then have my hands free to eat my own dinner! Both of my kids are now great eaters that eat a wide variety of food so it definitely worked for us.