I’m really looking into trying baby led weaning when my son turns 6 months but I’m SO scared and don’t really know a lot about it! Does anyone have any advice or any links that they like to help me get this started?
I would definitely recommend that you read the Baby Led Weaning book. It talks about everything you need to know and it will go in depth about the difference between choking and gagging and will tell you all about recipes. There’s also a Facebook group!
We did a hybrid approach. I stared with baby oatmeal mixed with breastmilk (and quickly changed to formula when I saw how much cereal she wasted! Lol) just to make sure she was interested in eating and swallowing something thicker than milk. Once I was sure she was into it I then fed her a hybrid of tiny soft pieces of whatever I was eating and also purée pouches for her daycare. I could have sent regular BLW style food to her daycare but I didn’t really trust anyone but myself or my husband (or my mom) to feed her real food that young. My daughter is now 2 years old and she loves all foods. All textures, lots of spices. Everything. Well okay maybe not cooked cabbage but that’s it. lol.
Edit: I didn’t read any books on it though. I thought it was supposed to be the “easier” way....reading adult books with an infant was anything but easy for me😆