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5 Things I Would Do Differently if I Started BLW All Over Again

  • Why you should ignore pressure about starting solid foods before your baby is ready
  • How to remedy “dangling feet” and why having baby's feet resting on a solid footplate is essential for promoting safe swallow
  • The benefits of offering early eaters food out of a suction plate or bowl and not directly on the tray or table
  • How to cycle familiar foods back into your baby's diet while continuing to offer new foods, flavors, textures and allergenic ingredients.
  • Why your baby's positioning in the high chair is so important for safe swallowing and how feet resting flat on a solid footrest helps facilitate your baby's safe swallow
  • What to do when you're getting pressure from family members or friends to start solid foods before YOU know your baby is ready or safe to do so
  • How having a suction bowl or mat can really help your baby with independent eating
Katie Ferraro

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PODCAST EPISODE SHOW NOTES

#255: I love a good failure reflection and this episode is FULL of it for you. If I were starting baby-led weaning all over again, here are 5 things I would do differently. 

In order to bring you this episode, I went BACK into my phone to the very first few weeks of doing BLW with my baby quadruplets and cringed SO HARD at my mistakes.

My focus as a dietitian specializing in baby-led weaning is to help you learn about all of the things your baby CAN eat - but it may also be helpful to know what to avoid, and that’s what I’m covering in this episode.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Why you should ignore pressure about starting solid foods before your baby is ready

  • How to remedy “dangling feet” and why having baby’s feet resting on a solid footplate is essential for promoting safe swallow

  • The benefits of offering early eaters food out of a suction plate or bowl and not directly on the tray or table

  • How to cycle familiar foods back into your baby’s diet while continuing to offer new foods, flavors, textures and allergenic ingredients.

Other BABY-LED WEANING MADE EASY podcast episodes mentioned:

Guest Resources - Erin Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP

SUMMARY OF EPISODE

In this episode we’re talking about:

  • Why your baby’s positioning in the high chair is so important for safe swallowing and how feet resting flat on a solid footrest helps facilitate your baby’s safe swallow

  • What to do when you’re getting pressure from family members or friends to start solid foods before YOU know your baby is ready or safe to do so

  • How having a suction bowl or mat can really help your baby with independent eating

The mats and bowls I use for baby-led weaning are from ezpz.

Ezpz makes the original silicone suction mats and bowls that help promote independent eating while lowering the BLW mess factor at mealtimes.

Some of my favorite products for baby-led weaning that ezpz makes are:

OTHER EPISODES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

OTHER RESOURCES mentioned in this episode

YES your baby can eat 100 foods before turning 1! In 2016 I created the 100 FIRST FOODS approach to baby-led weaning…and since that time I’ve helped tens of thousands of families give THEIR babies a safe start to solid foods

If you want to grab a copy of my original 100 FIRST FOODS list, I give it away to everyone on my free weekly one-hour video training called BABY-LED WEANING FOR BEGINNERS.


Click here to sign up for this week’s workshop times and to grab your free copy of my 100 FIRST FOODS list…and start pushing your baby’s palate today!

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