Anyone do the Feeding Littles Baby Led Weaning course? Is it worth it?

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I did the course and agree with the above- the most helpful part was videos of babies eating and gagging. Gagging is scary and really helps to know it is not choking. They do it a ton when first starting BLW. If you can find videos online then you can get enough info from Instagram to not need the course. Love Solid Starts database for visuals of how to cut food for different ages. Also did BLW at home and Yumi at daycare for several months which was great!

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I did not, but I follow Feeding Littles and Kids Eat in Color. I also did a lot of research! I personally don’t think a course would have been that worth it; we did baby led weaning, and it was pretty self explanatory. I feel like, in practice, a mix of being mindful of what you put on baby’s plate and being flexible and patient are the keys to success lol. As an example, our baby didn’t have a tooth until she was almost a year old lol, so we did baby led weaning, but it was limiting for awhile. As a supplement, if you will, we used Yumi brand foods (so amazing - highly recommend). She is now 14 months old and is a great eater. We just gave her as much variety as possible and made sure we modeled healthy eating patterns as well.

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If I may ask a question regarding Yumi. For any purée, did you prefill the spoon and gave it to your baby? It would be a big help how you went about blw with purée. Thanks so much!

This is so helpful! I’m also curious about doing purées at daycare so glad to hear the endorsement for Yumi! How did you know how much to bring / where to start at daycare?

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So, purées are recommended till the baby gets a tooth? Sorry, I know this sound naive but tons of people are recommending me not to start on purée, while my pediatrician recommended it and I did start it for my almost 5 month old. He loves it but I have been traditionally feeding him and want to start blw from 6 months.

In same boat and following a podcast “baby led weaning BFF made easy” by Katie feraro on Spotify is helpful for me as a FTM. I have all the background information from solid starts and feeding littles on IG, also follow couple of handles where they share their journey of blw daywise for food ideas. Curious if anyone took the CPR course before starting blw?

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It’s not that expensive, but I probably wouldn’t recommend you buy it unless you have done no other research. I follow feeding littles and solid starts on IG, and between the two, it’s definitely enough information to do without purchasing the course. There is nothing new in the course that isn’t already on IG - the course is just more consolidated.

I’d recommend a course (not specifically this one as I haven’t tried it, but a course!) if you want to do BLW! If not for anything, knowing the difference between gagging and choking and understanding how babies move food around and how the progress. For me I was terrified my baby was just going to choke and knowing what was normal or not really helped with the stress of giving my baby food.

I did the fortified family course, but I prob didn’t need it. It just helped me feel more confident. We sent food to daycare and they were fine with it! They loved that he was eating independently sooner and they just had to watch ad opposed to feed him.

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