Any moms tried baby led weaning? Any inputs on: 1. Reading material/ Insta accounts (I am currently following Solid Starts) 2. Preffered gear/must haves (plates, bowls, cups) 3. Any other suggestions/input/dos and don't Baby girl is 5 months old and would really like to do BLW. It is just a little overwhelming with the amount of info/misinfo online. TIA

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Feeding Littles on Instagram! You can also take their course. We started at 6 mo when baby was sitting independently. Their course is helpful if You’re worried about gagging since they have videos of what that looks like !

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We loved feeding littles!! Would recommend 100%

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IIRC I just used babyledweaning.com. There’s not a whole lot to know beyond initial food ideas and gag reflex info. Ive done it for two kids and only had a couple of gagging episodes. Some tips 1) no gear needed; plates and bowls can just get knocked down. We used the high chair tray directly and some soft spoons. Got a bunch of small glass container (not baby specific) to hold foods/leftovers. Also choice of bib was pretty key; we used bumpkins with the pockets. Long ones for when baby is older are clutch! 2) Steamed a lot at first; sweet potatoes, green beans, don’t remember what else. Just in a basic steamer basket. 3) To introduce meats we made little meatball patties using oatmeal (delayed introducing wheat). This was easier to eat then gnawing on chicken legs. 4) Avocados, pear and sweet potato were first foods 5) Watch out for constipation, with cooked carrots and banana especially! 6) Ours was more focused on self feeding, variety of textures (once appropriate), and “real” foods. We over time introduced regular grown up foods; that was just kind of organic and based on interest but started around 8 or 9 months. Mostly because we wanted control over introducing foods very gradually/in isolation in case of reactions.

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Great advice above. Those pocket silicon bibs are A+. Two recipes we started around 6 mo and my 1.5 and 3yo still eat are oven roasted ground turkey meatballs and mini oatmeal 'muffins' (basically breakfast pucks). Both are super forgiving and you can pack with extras like sweet potato, carrots, shredded apples etc for extra nutrients and softer textures. Freezes beautifully. Good luck, just remember cut things into long skinny finger shapes and you'll be set

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We combo feed, lots of good info in the Baby Led Weaning and Combo Feeding Without the Woo facebook group

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Kidseatincolor on Instagram

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I joined the Facebook group Babyled Weaning for Beginners and Beyond. Really loved the positive vibes, and it’s a great resource for how to cut things appropriately. My little one is 6.5 months old and he is becoming a PRO eater with no teeth. Continues to amaze me every day

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His favorite food so far was crabcakes 😊

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I am trying to learn about it too. My lactation consultant shared this today with me https://www.instagram.com/tv/CIgXKBCpPRM/?igshid=tfx24bb5q3o5

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The best thing about baby led weaning is there is no material, gear, planning you just let baby explore their food! We did a mix of this and purées for flavor and allergy exposure and that worked great for us.

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