Getting your child onto food and away from milk is a daunting time in any parents life. If you are starting off on purees and baby food the chances are that you are going to get extremely messy so you may as well get the coverall bib so that you can at least keep your child dirty. There are so many different ways in which you can get your children to start on real food but for this article, we will be going through how to get your child feeding themselves through baby-led weaning.
What Is Baby-Led Weaning?
Baby-Led weaning is a relaxed and unstructured approach as it is about offering your child solid foods for them to feed themselves, with no help from anyone. This would usually be manageable chunks of different foods which are put on their tray so they can feed themselves how and what they want.
Benefits of Baby-Led Weaning
- Your child is gaining their independence by picking their food and exploring new tastes.
- They are becoming more familiar with different food textures from the start of their food
- The baby can eat what the whole family is eating, making it easier at dinner time.