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Category: Baby Led Weaning (BLW)

Baby Led Weaning (BLW) is a way to introduce solids to your baby. Like everything I teach on Real Simple Mama, BLW keeps you in tune with your child as you watch for readiness and follow their cues.

Once your child is ready to start solids, Baby Led Weaning (BLW) allows your child to take the lead: instead of spending money and time buying/making purees and baby food, you give your child safe, healthy options right off of your plate!

Kids learn about different tastes and textures; the parents are able to enjoy their meal along with their child; and the child dictates how much they want to eat. This has shown to encourage children to be healthy, adventurous eaters later in life, who don’t overeat and are willing to try new things!

In my articles about baby led weaning, I’ll walk you through the advantages and the processes to help you and your baby have a fantastic experience. Baby Led Weaning (BLW) has been such a fun ride so far, and I can tell with my own children that healthy habits are already forming!

Make sure that you do your own research, including dialogues with your child’s doctor, before starting solids. I am not a medical professional.

Review: Baby Trend 2 High Chair

It has taken me too long to write a review for our Old Faithful, the high chair we’ve had for over three years. Our Baby Trend 2 High Chair is on Kid #2 right now and still going strong. It’s been an unexpected, unconventional focal point in our little home and I appreciate it very much. So I owe it its own review. (Ignore the over-personification of things, it’s a side effect of Chronic Mom Brain.) Continue reading

The Best Gear for Baby Led Weaning!

Baby led weaning is a fun, healthy way to give solids to your little one. I’ve practiced BLW with two kids and I adore it! There’s a lot to learn and a lot of gear out there. After three years of baby led weaning under my roof, I’ve finally made a list of the best gear for baby led weaning. This list includes bibs, high chairs, silverware, plates/bowls, cups, and some other fun stuff!

Now I pass it on to you! Continue reading

Baby Led Weaning Hacks

Baby led weaning is a healthy, easy way to introduce solids to your growing baby. You and your little one can have so much fun! Now that I’ve done BLW with two kids, I’d like to teach you all of my best baby led weaning hacks to make life delicious (and less messy). Continue reading

Why I Love Baby Led Weaning!

I’ve figured out that I’m a combination of a lot of different moms: I’m the super crunchy mom who wants organic everything; I’m the lazy mom who is perpetually wearing yoga pants and the mom bun; I’m the sweet mom who wants to make hand-decorated cookies every week; I’m the strict mom who thrives on consistency and efficiency.

Baby led weaning fits beautifully into all of those personas. And my kids are thriving because of it. Continue reading

Baby Led Weaning (BLW), Explained

Baby led weaning, or BLW, is a way to introduce solids to your baby. It’s fun, it’s easy, and it’s credited with teaching kids to have healthy eating habits. No picky eaters here! But how exactly do you get started? Continue reading

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