Baby Led Weaning
In recent years the idea of letting a baby feed themselves from the outset has really grown – like many concepts some would say it’s actually a return to the way things used to be done, a more natural way of teaching your baby to feed themselves without the pureed, processed mush and endless games of "here's comes the aeroplane" games!
Of course others will pass it off as the latest fad. Fad or not, the government have really got behind the concept and have funded baby led weaning workshops across the UK.
Plus a study carried out by the University of Nottingham, has shown that using Baby Led Weaning can help reduce child obesity in later life.
They become more adventurous eaters and are more comfortable with a wide variety of tastes and textures whilst acquiring a natural feel for portion control.
Initially you need to be brave while they discover their own gag reflex and there's no denying it's a lot messier in the early days!
But after this you have the benefit of being able to get on with things (like having a nice cuppa next to them) while they feed themselves or actually feed them food from your plate as you share meals together. To make your life even easier, you can buy baby led weaning food from Babean that's just like the things you would make at home