Your baby is nearing six months of age and is starting to show all the signs of readiness to start solid foods. You’ve decided that you are going to give baby led weaning (BLW) a shot. You’ve done your research, taken infant CPR, and planned out some initial foods. Now its time to get the gear ready and prepare for the mess! Here is a list of my favorite BLW products that are safe, effective and easy to use. The more prepared you are, the better the feeding process will go!
Look for a chair that is adjustable, positions your baby in an upright, leaning forward position and has an adjustable foot rest. Here are some favorites:
Plates, Bowls & Utensils:
Plates and bowls should have low sides that help the baby scoop foods into their hands using the palmar grasp. This is less important once the baby begins to use the pincer grasp. Here are some favorites:
As early as six months, your baby can start to drink from open cups! I love open cups because they promote great mouth development for both eating and speech. Here are some favorite open cups for 6+ month olds:
Bibs that do NOT impede babies movement and line of sight to the plate are a must. Although bibs with food pockets are helpful, they can sometimes get in the way of babies little arms and cover portions of the food. This can lead to frustration and an unpleasant eating experience. These types of bibs should be saved for older, more experienced eaters. Here are some of my favorite bibs for new eaters:
OR get a dog! (kidding, but seriously)
Always check my shop page for more additions. I update this page as I find new favorite products!