Baby Led Weaning

Baby Led Weaning

Less picky eater | No need to spoon feed | no purees | Less stressful | Aids physical development | teaches self control | fun discovering food textures | its natural

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Tips on Flying with a Baby Led Weaner!

Tips on Flying with a Baby Led Weaner!

Stressed out about flying with your infant?? Don’t be. You can’t predict the flight, but you can prepare for the flight to ensure baby and Mum/Dad have a smoother, less stressful trip. Check out my tips below on flying (long-haul) with an infant (I did […]

How Stopping Breastfeeding Changed My Relationship With My Baby

How Stopping Breastfeeding Changed My Relationship With My Baby

“Our relationship changed within 4 days of stopping breastfeeding at 20 months old” I still can’t believe this time last week i was still breastfeeding Ava, two feeds per day, one feed when she woke up and second feed after child care around 5pm. I […]

Don’t stress about how much or little your baby is actually eating

Don’t stress about how much or little your baby is actually eating

This photo is of Astrid was last night’s roast pork dinner! 1. When did your baby commence BLW? About a week before my daughter turned 6 months 2. What were bub’s first foods? Steamed vegetables- broccoli, carrot and beans 3. At what month did your […]

Trust the Journey…

Trust the Journey…

Dear Babyledweaningideas, Thanks for sharing your journey. Your Instagram page and website have helped me SO much in terms of encouragement and recipes. My daughter Nalia is 9 months old and we are in Canada 🙂 1. When did your baby commence BLW? at 6 months. […]

Now at almost 10 months he eats amazingly and loves all sorts of different foods!

Now at almost 10 months he eats amazingly and loves all sorts of different foods!

1. When did your baby commence BLW? We started baby Led weaning a few days before Ollie turned 6 months old. He was showing all the signs of readiness and we were excited to begin. 2. What were bub’s first foods and when did he […]

Zerya’s first solid was broccoli, and she loved it!

Zerya’s first solid was broccoli, and she loved it!

Hi Babyledweaningideas, I would like to thank you for all your post.I have so many stories to share with my BLW journey with my baby girl she is now on her 7th month mark. 1. When did your baby commence BLW? We started introducing her […]


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Baby Led Weaning. Worried about choking?

Baby Led Weaning. Worried about choking?

Want to know the difference between gagging vs choking?

Are you prepared what to do in the unlikely situation where your baby or toddler may choke?

Are you about to begin BLW & are nervous?

Have already started and are still nervous about offering solids?

My Husband & I before we began BLW both did a first aid course for babies just in case so we were both prepared with what to do in an unlikely situation of choking. Babies or adults can choke on anything at anytime, so it was best to be prepared. Can I just say, this was the BEST thing we ever did in our preparation of BLW. People ask how we prepared ourselves for BLW, my answer is -read the #gillrapley blw book & do a first aid course for babies (A MUST). It boost our confidence in offering food to bub, we were a lot more relaxed and calm at meal times & because we were more relaxed, bub was more relaxed with accepting solid foods ? we also ALWAYS ensured bub was sitting up in a highchair or an inclined seat pram at meal times or upright on my lap, we also ensured she remained in control of her food at all times, I would never push food into her mouth, I would only offer by placing food on her tray or handing her a pieces of food.

Please don’t feed your baby laying down or in a car seat that reclines or a bouncer, would you eat laying down? This could lead to choking. We also always watch our baby when she eats at all times, especially if we hand her a piece of fruit or veg that has skin left on it for grip ie banana skin or avocado skin. We also downloaded this amazing first aid app called “baby and child first aid by british red cross”it’s free and always accessible on your phone in cause you forget what to do in case of any baby or toddler incident. Australia also follow the UK recommendations for choking, if you are from the US or other countries u may have different guidelines, there may be another app for you to be able to download & local first aid course you can go on!

Foods that are choking hazards: grapes,cherries (remove stone) cherry tomatoes should be cut in half or quarters (longways), whole nuts (avoided til at least 3yo),bony fish,gristle on meats or anything that may contain hard pieces #babyledweaning #babyledweaningideas#firstaid #myblwertip #myblwer

Let us all help educate those around us, choking deaths can be preventable. Here is a chart on the difference between gagging vs choking (please feel free to share this post):

choking vs gagging baby led weaning
choking vs gagging baby led weaning

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Tips on Flying with a Baby Led Weaner!

Tips on Flying with a Baby Led Weaner!

Stressed out about flying with your infant?? Don’t be. You can’t predict the flight, but you can prepare for the flight to ensure baby and Mum/Dad have a smoother, less stressful trip. Check out my tips below on flying (long-haul) with an infant (I did […]

How Stopping Breastfeeding Changed My Relationship With My Baby

How Stopping Breastfeeding Changed My Relationship With My Baby

“Our relationship changed within 4 days of stopping breastfeeding at 20 months old” I still can’t believe this time last week i was still breastfeeding Ava, two feeds per day, one feed when she woke up and second feed after child care around 5pm. I […]

How we prepared for childcare with a fully breastfed BLWer?

How we prepared for childcare with a fully breastfed BLWer?

Ava was nearly a 1 year old when we put her into childcare full-time as I was going back to work… I was so grateful having spent one whole year with Ava all day every day, I would not have had it any other way. […]

BLW encouragement & reflection at 8mo…

BLW encouragement & reflection at 8mo…

Blast from the past! Bub ‘shy of 6mo.’ The start of our baby led weaning journey. How did we know when to start?? Bub could ‘just’ sit up supported with towels to keep her in position, she had a strong neck hold, she showed great […]

Out and about with a BLWer?

Out and about with a BLWer?

Head out and about with BLW, there is no reason why you can’t pack a container with some steamed carrots, sweet potato, pasta shapes, sticks of cucumber, buy a banana when you are out or just pull some bits out of the salad you are eating or offer some […]