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Baby-Led Weaning The Essential Guide to Introducing Solid Foods - And Helping Your Baby to Grow up a Happy and Confident Eater

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ISBN-10: 161519021X

ISBN-13: 9781615190218

Edition: 2010

Authors: Tracey Murkett, Gill Rapley

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Experiment LLC, The
Publication date: 10/5/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.20" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
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 from 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
A Basic Guide to Nutrients
Did You Know?
Troubleshooting
Conclusion
The Story of Baby-Led Weaning
Basic Rules for Food Safety
References
Photo Credits
Acknowledgments
Index
About the Authors