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Beginner's Guide to Baby-Led Weaning: Starting Solid Foods Safely with BLW

  • What features to look for when you buy a high chair and why baby's feet should be resting flat on a footrest for the safest swallow
  • The benefits of using a suction bowl or plate and why we don't put food on the tray or table
  • Best bibs for baby-led weaning and splash mats to go under the chair for minimizing BLW mess
  • Taking a refresher infant CPR course so you know what to do in the event baby chokes on food 
Katie Ferraro

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What things do I need to know or get before starting baby-led weaning? How do you minimize the mess and which bibs are best? In this episode I’m walking you through some of the basic tips and tools you’ll need as you learn to navigate baby-led weaning and start solid foods safely.

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In this episode we’re talking about:

  • What features to look for when you buy a high chair and why baby’s feet should be resting flat on a footrest for the safest swallow

  • The benefits of using a suction bowl or plate and why we don’t put food on the tray or table

  • Best bibs for baby-led weaning and splash mats to go under the chair for minimizing BLW mess

  • Taking a refresher infant CPR course so you know what to do in the event baby chokes on food 

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CPR CLASS

CPR skills save babies’ lives. BLW does not increase choking risk but knowing CPR can save your baby’s life in the event of choking. I take this online CPR course each quarter, and you can get $10 off with my affiliate discount code KATIE10.

NOMI HIGH CHAIR

Email me with “Nomi” in subject line and I’ll send you a really good tip on getting this high chair if you’re considering it!

BAPRON BABY

Bapron baby bibs are the best bibs. They are waterproof, really durable, allow for baby’s range of motion and last forever. Affiliate discount code KATIE10 works for 10% off at bapronbaby.com.

Bapron also makes splash mats that go under the high chair to help minimize mess. These are also waterproof, pack down really small so perfect for your diaper bag and can be washed over and over and over without losing their quality. Affiliate discount code KATIE10 also works for 10% off at bapronbaby.com.

PLATES, BOWLS, CUPS, SPOONS

I use the ezpz silicone suction mats and bowls as well as their baby cup and baby spoon for baby-led weaning. They’re all 100% foodgrade silicone and designed by ezpz’s feeding expert.

The products I think are most helpful early on in BLW are:

PUFFWORKS

You don’t need to buy any baby food if you’re doing baby-led weaning…but if you want the easy baby puffs which are a no stress no mess way to introduce peanut to your baby, I like the Puffworks Baby peanut and Puffworks Baby almond puffs.


My affiliate discount code BABYLED works at puffworks.com and a case of each (baby peanut and baby almond) is what most families will need to give their baby about 20 different exposures to each of these 2 allergenic foods.

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