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Are you interested in Baby Led Weaning but not sure about all the different rules you have to follow? What if I told you that there aren't any rules, other than a few guidelines that are strictly for safety? Baby led weaning gets a bad rap for being rigid, but as a pediatric dietitian and feeding specialist I'm here to tell you that those rules aren't necessary! Find out here what you really need to know about BLW, what it is and what it isn't, and how you can use it to make mealtimes fun!

What is Baby Led Weaning, and Why Does it Get a Bad Rap?

  • March 29, 2019

Have you heard about Baby Led Weaning but just aren’t sure about it? Heard horror stories from friends about being mom-shamed by people who say they aren’t doing Baby Led Weaning right? Just what is

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Are you ready to do baby led weaning but don't know quite how to start? As a pediatric dietitian and feeding expert, I'll guide you through exactly how to cut foods for baby led weaning. Including lots of options, examples, and instructions to help you feel confident that you know what you're doing with BLW! #babyledweaning #blw

How to Cut Foods for Baby Led Weaning

  • March 1, 2019

Are you wondering how to cut foods for Baby Led Weaning? Keep reading below as I walk you through the sizes you should be serving and give you lots of examples! This might just be the million dollar

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Ready to start baby led weaning, but looking for some good ideas about healthy baby led weaning first foods to feed your baby? Babies need specific nutrients, and feeding them exactly what you are eating often doesn't get them what they need. Find out how to build a balanced and healthy plate for your baby that will help them thrive as they grow! #babyledweaning #firstfoods

Baby Led Weaning: First Foods

  • February 1, 2019

Once you’ve got a plan together for how you want to feed your baby, it's time to talk all about the foods you can start with. Keep reading for some baby led weaning first foods ideas!BLW Starter FoodsOnce

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Are you on the fence about baby led weaning? Wondering if it is safe to combine baby led weaning and traditional weaning? Get the scoop from a child feeding expert about whether combining methods increases your baby's choking risk, and whether you should do a 2 week reset period if you've ever served your baby purees. #babyledweaning #blw #startingsolids #firstfoods

Is It Safe to Combine Traditional and Baby Led Weaning?

  • January 4, 2019

It’s a common question that so many parents have. Can you combine traditional and baby led weaning? Is baby led weaning an all or nothing method? If you choose to spoon feed purees, does that mean that

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Are you interested in baby led weaning? Maybe you've heard about it but aren't sure what the benefits of baby led weaning are? Between worrying about choking with baby led weaning to the mess involved, there are all sorts of concerns that parents have about this method. Click through to read about these 7 things you need to know before you start to help set your mind at ease and make feeding your baby as stress free as possible!

Baby Led Weaning: The 7 Things You Should Know Before Starting

  • December 21, 2018

Baby led weaning is such a great tool for parents to have access to when it comes to weaning their babies. But before you start, there are a few things that are helpful to know! Baby Led Weaning:

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Babies can start practicing their spoon skills as soon as they take their first bite! Learn how to teach your baby to use a spoon, what to expect as you do, and how you can expect them to progress as they learn how to use a spoon. #babynutrition

How to Teach Your Baby to Use a Spoon

  • November 2, 2018

One of the most common questions I get is about how to teach a baby to use a spoon. Today we’ll talk about the specific things you can do to help your baby learn to use a spoon. In this post I talked

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Do you know what the best baby cups are for your child? Not just from a mom standpoint, but from a development standpoint? Learn from a feeding specialist what you should be looking for when buying cups for your baby! #babycups #bestbabycups

The Best Baby Cups

  • October 26, 2018

Some of the links on this page are affiliate links that earn me a small commission, at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products I personally use and love, or think my readers will find useful.Have

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Is it really worth it to buy an expensive stokke high chair? The Stokke Tripp Trapp is much more expensive than the Ikea Antilop, does it really make a difference in feeding your baby? The answer is yes! Find out what you should be looking for when it comes to feeding your baby, and what is important to have in a high chair. Whether you are planning your baby registry of already feeding your baby, check out these important tips! #feedingtips #childnutrition #besthighchairs

The Stokke High Chair or the Ikea High Chair: Which Is the Best High Chair for Your Baby

  • October 5, 2018

Why am I talking about the Stokke high chair or the Ikea high chair? What's so special or notable about these chairs?I remember when I was pregnant and we were registering for all of the baby gear that

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How do you help your baby learn to feed themselves? Or maybe you're focused on getting more veggies into your kids or your baby? Or maybe you want to find out how to teach your baby to use a spoon or fork? While there are many methods you can try, here is an easy, hands off parenting hack to help you teach your baby how to feed themselves. It also works wonders for teaching older kids how to act at the table! #selffeeding #blw #parentinghack #dietitian

How to Help Your Baby Learn to Feed Themselves

  • September 21, 2018

Having a baby, or even a toddler, that can feed themselves is something that most parents look forward to. The ability to put food in front of your child and have them know what to do with it is an amazing

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The healthiest bread for babies can be complicated and confusing! Do you know how to choose bread that is safe for baby? Get recommendations from a dietitian by clicking through. Be confident in what you're feeding your baby! #babyledweaning #babynutrition #breadforbabies

The Best Bread for Babies

  • August 24, 2018

One of the best tricks for feeding your newly-eating baby is to pretty much put everything on bread. Hummus, nut butters, yogurt and cottage cheese, it all works. Even things that you would never eat yourself?

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