What is Baby Led Weaning and How Does it Work?
As a parent, embarking on the Baby Led Weaning journey can be both exciting and daunting. One of the things we look for is functional feeding tools that can help our little ones develop in different ways. It's amazing to see how much they grow and learn with the right tools in place.
What is Baby Led Weaning?
For those who are not familiar yet with BLW, let me introduce you to this innovative approach.
Baby Led Weaning (BLW) is a self-feeding method for infants starting around six months. Instead of spoon-feeding purees, babies explore are offered various whole foods in finely cut or smashed form, so that they can explore the eating process at their own pace, meanwhile developing motor skills and independence.
The Benefits of BLW
BLW offers numerous advantages for both infants and parents.
1. Healthy relationship with food
Allowing babies to fosters a healthy relationship with food, potentially reducing the risk of overeating or picky eating later on. Exploring different foods enhances fine motor skills and creates a positive attitude toward mealtimes.
2. Motor Skills Development
Using colorful silicone plates and bowls with suction bases encourages little ones to reach for and grasp their food independently. This process aids in the development of fine motor skills as they learn to pick up and handle different food items. The use of suction plates and bowls also allows little ones to focus on refining their motor skills without the added challenge of chasing after moving tableware.
By offering colorful and stimulating tableware, babies are offered to engage in an active learning process. By recognizing and differentiating between various colors and shapes on their tableware, infants are stimulating their cognitive development. This early exposure to colors is said to help enhance their memory, problem-solving skills, and cognitive abilities as they grow.
4. Language Development
Mealtime can be an excellent opportunity for language development in babies and toddlers. As parents introduce new foods using colorful plates and bowls, they can describe the colors, shapes, and names of the foods, encouraging language development through simple conversations. This interactive and language-rich environment fosters early communication skills and vocabulary expansion.
Like any other activity and learning experience, it is essential to be aware of the appropriate tools that encourage our little one's independence without compromising their safety.
5. Mealtime Magic by GRECH & CO.
When we designed our line of GRECH & CO. Mealtime Magic, our initiative was to inspire everyone to come to the table - even the pickiest of eaters!
We wanted to make every meal feel like a celebration and create something that made all kinds of foods feel magical and exciting to eat.
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