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Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 10:58am

Best Baby Led Weaning book?

Hi DS is nearly 5 mths (already) so i though i should start getting myself ready for weaning at 6mths, can anyone recommend a good "Baby Led Weaning" book? The sort that gives you easy recipes, tips and practical advise in a reference form instead of a honking great big read :D

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Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 11:02am

The best BLW book I've found is by Gill Rapley and called 'Baby Led Weaning' (funnily enough). Its easy to dip in and out of and is great for giving you confidence about doing it esp if you're likely to worry about choking, gagging, how much they're eating etc.

I have a couple of recipe books that are quite good as well - 'Finger food for babies and toddlers' by Jennie Maizels and Annabel Karmel's 'Top 100 finger foods' (although she does tend to over complicate things as seems to be her way! )

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Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 11:11am

I second Bubbs on that first recommendation.

I find it a bit irritating that Annabel Karmel harps on about home made fresh food then launches a range of children's ready meals.



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Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 3:40pm

You might find this website (blog) and forum (shhhhh! :shush: ) useful too.

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Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 9:43pm

Yes I found the forums that Jessica mentioned really useful. I looked at some of the recipes that Annabel Karnell has in her website for inspiration. I've also just been adjusting some tried and tested 'normal' recipes which we've used before or have in our usual cook books. Just not adding salt, using baby stock cubes. Took a month or so to find my feet on meal planning but this was also because E was also finding his feet on eating and appetite.
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