Lets Eat! A Simple Guide to Baby-Led Weaning eBook

Help your baby find a life-long love of food - and build healthy habits for their future!

Learn the stress-free way to introduce first foods with baby-led weaning

GET STARTED WITH FIRST FOODS

Why introduce solids the Baby-Led Weaning Way?

Baby-led weaning is simply letting your baby feed themselves as you introduce solids into their diet: baby learns about food at their own pace and decides how much and even how to eat. BLW focuses on sharing family foods rather than mushy purees. This means no spoon feeding, rewarding, pleading for ‘one more bite’. BLW is all about self-feeding that builds a positive mealtime experience. There are so many benefits:

Baby Led Weaning Benefits: Less stress for you and baby

Less stress for you and baby

Why steam and puree on top of what you're making for the rest of the family for dinner? And let's face it, pleading with baby to take another bite at every meal does take a toll on your patience. BLW lets you focus on choosing and preparing food for the whole family, and lets baby focus on the feeding. 

Baby Led Weaning Benefits: More Developmental Fun

More developmental fun

All of the tastes, textures, smells and sights of food are there for your baby to explore with their little hands, mouth, tongue and teeth (or gums!). Baby can build on their sensory development while they get to know foods in all their forms. 

Baby Led Weaning Benefits: Brave Little Tastebuds

Build brave little taste buds

Introducing a wide variety of flavours and textures can set your little one up for adventurous eating. With BLW, variety is the name of the game - even spice, garlic and bitter green veg! While 'fussy' phases are unavoidable, most babes will return to the flavours of their first foods. 

Baby Led Weaning Benefits: A Focus on Family Meal Tim

A focus on family meal time

Encouraging baby to tuck in with family meal time builds the association of meal time as an opportunity for social bonding, another healthy habit to build. They will also take cues from the rest of the family: table manners, conversation, eating habits and routines. So model your best :)  

Baby Led Weaning Benefits: A Healthy Relationship with Food

Build a healthy relationship with food 

A shocking 20% of 2-11 year olds are considered obese. Letting little ones decide when they are hungry and when they are full can build their own sense of appetite control - which is why studies have shown that baby-led weaning leads to leaner kids. 

Baby Led Weaning Benefits: Build Baby's Confidence

Build baby's confidence

Letting baby lead feeding develops their budding independence and confidence. Cajoling baby into 'one more bite' is not only tiring for parents, but also teaches baby that they don't understand their own hunger. BLW trusts that baby can guide parents on their food needs.  

CHAPTER LISTING

Take a Peek Inside Let's Eat

Let's Eat is packed with information, tips and a quick-start guide - everything you need to know to give your baby a nutritious start to solids, the baby-led weaning way. Here's what you'll learn:

CHAPTER 1

The Baby-Led Weaning Mindset

  • Letting Go and Letting Baby Lead: A mantra for mealtimes
  • How baby-led weaning differs from traditional feeding
  • The benefits (and drawbacks) of BLW
  • Can I combine purees and BLW? How?

CHAPTER 2

Prepare Baby for First Foods

  • Signs of readiness for first foods
  • Readiness myths and truths
  • Common questions and worries about readiness

CHAPTER 3

Give Baby a Nutritious Start To Solids

  • How to Maintain Milk Feeds While Introducing Foods
  •  All About Iron, Vitamin A and Vitamin D
  • Creating Balanced Meals
  • How Much and How Often?
  • Should I Choose Organics? Store-bought or Homemade?

CHAPTER 4

The BLW Menu: Best First Foods

  • BLW Foods List: Stock your pantry, fridge and freezer!
  • Foods to Avoid 
  • Food Size and Shape Matters
  • Water, Milk or Juice?

CHAPTER 5

Make Mealtimes Healthy & Safe

  • Safe Food Prep & Storage  
  • About Gagging and Choking - And What To Do 
  • What a Safe Eating Environment Looks Like 
  • Allergies and Food Intolerances

CHAPTER 6

Get Started, Step-By-Step

  • Get the gear 
  • First foods day!
  • First month of foods
  • Second month of foods and beyond 
  • Ages and stages: what to expect

CHAPTER 7

Solve Mealtime Challenges

  • Constipation 
  • Appetite, fussiness and Food Fads
  • The mess
  • Teething
  • Eating out at restaurants and food on-the-go 
  • Balancing milk and food 

CHAPTER 8

Meal Planning For The Whole Family

  • Meal prep tips to save time
  • Finding a new routine 
  • Stocking your freezer and pantry 
  • + Meal planning template!

CHAPTER 9

Recipes & Easy Meal Ideas

  • Breakfast 
  • Lunch 
  • Dinner 
  • Snacks and Smoothies

GET STARTED TODAY

Ready to spark your child's life-long healthy attitude to food?

Get started with baby-led weaning, step-by-step

Discover what food to offer baby when - and what to avoid

Get inspired with age-appropriate meal ideas

Build habits to avoid picky eating - from day one!

MEET BRANDY ANN...AND WEE MAN

About the Author

Meet the Author - Little Gourmet

Hello, I'm Brandy, the mama behind Little Gourmet and Let's Eat! A Simple Guide to Baby-Led Weaning. And, maybe like you, I was completely overwhelmed by how to introduce first foods to my Wee Man. It was really important to me to help Wee Man build adventurous taste buds, a nutritious diet to power his development, and a healthy relationship with food - from day one! 

Personally, I had a terrible relationship with food in my youth, and even into young adulthood - from overeating to sugar addiction and emotional eating, I've been there and suffered the health consequences. I certainly didn't want the same for my little one. 

After Wee Man was born, I spent his first year completely obsessed with learning about nutrition for infants and toddlers, weaning methods, complementary feeding, and all the social and developmental benefits that could come with the right approach to eating.  

The mindset shift behind baby-led weaning was a complete light bulb moment for me - and Wee Man has really benefitted from all the lessons BLW taught the both of us. Focusing on family foods and nutrition also helped me sort out my own issues with eating, as our family began to share foods that were suitable for everyone. I remain super passionate (ok, borderline evangelical!) about the BLW approach, and I want to share what I learned with mums and dads everywhere!

 

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