Baby Led Weaning (BLW) has been the single greatest discovery in my life as a mom apart from the day I realized I could pop in a movie for my kids to watch in our van while I went through the Starbuck’s drive-through and subsequently enjoy a few minutes of silence.
Baby Led Weaning is not what it sounds like, at least, not what it sounds like to us Americans. In America, we hear the word “weaning” and we automatically think in terms of giving up breastfeeding. But the BLW idea originated in the UK where weaning simply means to add complimentary foods to a babies diet.
The genius behind BLW is that you never give a baby pureed food. Never. Instead, you simply give them bite-sized pieces of the food you are already eating. No mashing, pureeing, straining, etc. You put one meal on the table for everyone ages 6 months + and you call it a day. Like this day, where I made scrambled eggs with goat cheese and tarragon for me, Oliver, and Beatrice. Continue reading “Why I Let My Babies Feed Themselves: AKA Baby Led Weaning”