Baby-led

Does baby know best?

July 23rd, 2009

An article about Baby-Led Weaning has just appeared in the Toronto Star

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Bye-bye mush. So long, strained carrots

April 27th, 2009

A growing number of parents are giving up on spoon feeding and letting the kids set the pace when it comes to introducing solids.

Read the article in the Globe and Mail

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Why baby knows best when it comes to food

April 27th, 2009

Spoon-feeding purée to our children is unnatural – and it could even make them ill in the future, says Annalisa Barbieri

Read the article in the Independent

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Your reviews

December 19th, 2008

What do you think? Post your review of Baby-led Weaning in the comments.

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Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour

December 19th, 2008

Gill Rapley interviewed on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour (with Annabel Karmel!) in 2004.

Listen now

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Bye-bye mush. So long, strained carrots

December 8th, 2008

“A growing number of parents are giving up on spoon feeding and letting the kids set the pace when it comes to introducing solid.”

Read the full article in the Globe and Mail…

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What, no puree?

November 5th, 2008

“The baby-led weaning movement advocates, in a nutshell, giving infants solid finger food and allowing them to master eating for themselves, rather than spoon-feeding them purees. It has been gaining momentum for a while via word of mouth and through web forums such as mumsnet.com. But this week, its pioneer Gill Rapley – a breastfeeding counsellor and former midwife – makes a claim for its merits in a new book. Not only, she says, will it help develop hand-eye coordination, allow babies to join in with family meals and make feeding battles less likely, but it’s also the best way to ensure they grow up enjoying good food, and may protect them against eating disorders in later life.”

Read the full review in The Guardian

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Review from The Guardian

October 29th, 2008

“Baby-led weaning is a common-sense, safe, easy and enjoyable approach to feeding your baby. No more purées and weaning spoons, and no more mealtime battles. Simply let your baby feed himself healthy family food.” – The Guardian

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