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3.0 out of 5 stars
Baby led weaning - another way to say respect your baby, 4 Mar. 2011
The premise of this book is to skip purees and start weaning one's baby with foods that the baby can easily eat by themselves with their hands. That way, the baby can determine how much s/he wishes to eat. Seems reasonable. However, the writers also believe that if one does choose to use a spoon to feed a baby, then that person must be forcing the baby to eat. If you can look past the black and whiteness of their thinking, it's interesting to read what babies can eat from an early age, what alternatives there are to pureeing, how to bring the baby into the family meal time as soon as possible, and what finger foods to introduce first. Most parents I know who are going through weaning, including myself, have borrowed ideas from this book but do also feed their babies purees (from a spoon that either the parent is holding or that the baby is allowed to hold) - without forcing them to eat - and each baby seems nourished, well adjusted and happy. A good book from which to gather ideas, but not to take too literally.