The Baby-Led Weaning Blog

Articles written by Katie Ferraro covering best practices for baby-led weaning, starting solid foods safely, baby-led weaning recipes, feeding tips and more.

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7 Real Life Stories of Babies Choking on Food

Your baby choking on food is a real - but rare risk. Educating yourself about reducing choking risk can help prevent your baby from choking on food.

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Baby Feeding Gift Guide

Whether you buy your baby holiday gifts or not, this is definitely the time of year to stock up on feeding gear!

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Don't Feed Off the Tray: 5 Benefits of Using a Suction Mat or Bowl

It might be tempting to plop your baby’s food right on the table or the high chair tray…but offering food out of a suction mat or bowl helps promote independent eating from your baby’s first bites.

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5 Easy Ways to Celebrate Baby-Led Weaning

July 1 is officially National Baby-Led Weaning Day and here is how you can celebrate with your self-feeding baby.

10 Trader Joe's Foods to Buy for Baby-Led Weaning

This is not a “first 10 foods” or the only 10 foods you could purchase at Trader Joe’s, by any means! It is simply a list of 10 foods from TJ’s that you might NOT have thought your baby can eat.

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What is the 100 First Foods Approach to Baby-Led Weaning?

Babies can eat so many more foods than we give them credit for! Learn how to help your baby safely eat 100 foods before turning one using baby-led weaning.

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What is Baby-Led Weaning?

What is baby-led weaning and does it work? In this article I’ll answer common questions about starting solid foods using baby-led weaning so you can decide whether or not this approach is for you.

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How Do I Know If My Baby is Ready to Start Solid Foods?

Babies are ready to start learning how to eat solid foods somewhere around the 6 month mark.