April 16, 2021
Of course food is important nutrient for the body, but it is also a way to connect, make memories, and feel loved. Being able to share your love of food with your little one is a major milestone and one of the many joys of parenthood!
With this milestone comes decisions. You may be asking yourself, do I start with the traditional method of spoon-feeding purees or the more modern approach of baby-led weaning where the baby skips purees and goes right to finger foods?
We are going to get into the details of both so you can make your own decisions. It’s important to remember that whatever works for you and your baby is best. YOU DO YOU MAMA!
Your child probably already acts like he or she is in charge, and with baby-led weaning they can be! Wondering if you should skip purees and try the baby-led weaning trend? Here are some benefits for baby-led weaning and purees that will hopefully set you up for success depending on which direction you decide to go.
Benefits of baby-led weaning:
Benefits of purees:
There is no right or wrong way to start your baby on solids. Knowing the benefits and challenges of each can help you decide what method is right for you and your family.
Try to worry less and enjoy this exciting feeding milestone so you can capture these special moments of your baby’s fist tastes of food!
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