Michele Schwartz, MS, OTR/L

The Pros of Baby Led Weaning 

Baby led weaning (BLW) is a feeding method that allows babies to self-feed by providing them with solid foods in the form of finger foods.

What are the Pros of Baby Lead Weaning?

Promotes self-feeding

Promotes self-feeding

BLW encourages babies to explore and learn how to self-feed, which can help develop their independence and fine motor skills.

Encourages healthy eating habits

BLW exposes babies to a variety of whole foods, which can help develop their taste preferences and promote healthy eating habits.

Provides a wider variety of food

BLW allows babies to try a wider variety of foods, including those with more complex textures and flavors, which can contribute to a more diverse diet.

Makes family meals enjoyable

Makes family meals enjoyable

BLW allows babies to participate in family meals and eat the same foods as the rest of the family, making mealtime a more enjoyable and social experience for everyone.

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