Put down the spoon and forget the purÃ©es -- baby-led weaning is the easy, natural way for your baby to start solid foods. Around 6 months, most babies are developmentally ready to self-feed. The philosophy behind baby-led weaning is to offer your baby healthy finger foods and let her determine how much or how little she wants to eat. The baby-led method has been proven to:
Author Teresa Pitman, a leading parenting authority and mother of four, has put together all you need to know about the baby-led method in an informative, visually appealing package. Baby-Led Weaning features at-a-glance nutrition and food tips as well as specific chapters on special diets and allergies. Parents around the world are turning to the baby-led method, and Baby-Led Weaning is a uniquely authoritative and lively volume on this growing phenomenon.
Teresa Pitman has been writing about parenting for more than 30 years. She was the "Steps and Stages" columnist for Today's Parent and has written for many other publications, including Mothering, Chatelaine, Canadian Living and more. She has authored and co-authored several books, including Dr. Jack Newman's Guide to Breastfeeding and The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. Between 2007 and 2010, Teresa was Executive Director of La Leche League Canada, an organization that supports breastfeeding parents. She lives in Guelph, Ontario.