Baby-led weaning

Gill Rapley  a health visitor by training, came up with an approach to weaning where control is handed over to the baby during mealtimes. She noticed that weaning was much easier when babies were left to feed themselves and went on to do a Master's Degree during which she investigated this idea in more depth.  She called this new way of feeding babies 'baby-led weaning' (BLW), a term that has caught on and is  now very much in common parlance in the world of parenting.

Read More