ISBN: 9781615193998
Publishing: August 22, 2017
Price: $19.95 US
Paper Over Boards: 192 pages
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The Baby-Led Weaning Family Cookbook
Your Baby Learns to Eat Solid Foods, You Enjoy the Convenience of One Meal for Everyone

A new addition to the definitive series (150,000 books in print) on how babies can learn to eat solids by joining family meals from the start

Forget spoon-feeding—there’s an easier, more natural way to introduce your little one to solid foods. By about six months, when babies can sit up, grab things, and “munch” on them, they are ready to join the family table and discover food for themselves. Now, in The Baby-Led Weaning Family Cookbook, Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett update their guidelines, share 100 all-new recipes, and recap the many benefits of baby-led weaning:

  • It’s convenient for parents: BLW avoids fussy purees and lets parents cook just one meal for everyone. Plus, here are tips on cooking in batches, freezing, and snacks to take on the go.
  • It’s good for Baby’s development: Exploring food at their own pace helps babies build motor skills and coordination.
  • It promotes lifelong health: By teaching babies to love a healthy variety of flavors and to gauge fullness, BLW helps prevent picky eating, and overeating, later on!

The first book in the series with color photos throughout, this essential guide to BLW is a testament to the joy of eating together.

Baby-Led Weaning series

Gill Rapley, the pioneering champion of baby-led weaning, has studied infant feeding and child development for many years. She worked as a public health nurse for more than 20 years, and has also been a midwife, lactation consultant, and breastfeeding counselor. She lives in Kent, England, with her husband and has three grown-up children, all of whom tried their best to show her that they didn’t need any help with solid foods.

Tracey Murkett is a freelance writer and journalist and a volunteer mother-to-mother breastfeeding helper. After following baby-led weaning with her own daughter, she wanted to help to spread the word about how enjoyable and stress-free mealtimes with babies and young children can be. She lives in London with her partner and their daughter.