What are the benefits of baby led weaning?
Baby led weaning is quite simply self feeding. Allowing babies to feed themselves gives them the opportunity to explore and enjoy family meals from an early age. It encourages them to develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and confidence, all while exploring the taste, colour, and texture of a variety of foods.
When to start?
Most pediatricians recommend introducing solids at 6 months of age since babies at this age start to develop the skills that enable them to instinctively start to feed themselves. Some signs that baby is ready are;
- sitting up with little or no support
- being able to reach out and grab things with ease
- being able to bring objects to their mouth
These 50 baby led weaning ideas; a round-up of nutritious, fun to eat foods that will inspire you in the kitchen and have babies excited about meal time!