Baby Led Weaning, quite simply, means letting your child feed themselves from the very start of weaning. The term was originally coined by Gill Rapley, a former health visitor and midwife. The distinct advantage of weaning at around six months is that by then, our children are developmentally capable of feeding themselves proper food, in other words – no more mush!
What are the benefits of Baby Led Weaning?
According to Babycenter, BLW gives babies the chance to explore foods for themselves. It means they can cope with different food textures from the beginning of weaning.