Best weaning books

(6 Posts)
RainDancer Tue 26-Mar-13 19:10:31

My DD is only 14 weeks so not at weaning stage yet but would like to start reading up on it! I like the idea of BLW but will also want to offer some purée as she will be going to nursery around 10 months and they will give her purée so want her to be used to that as well as finger foods. Can anyone recommend the best books on both approaches?

Flisspaps Tue 26-Mar-13 19:19:00

Purée plus some self feeding is just normal weaning

If you want to BLW, that's your choice, nursery should work with you to ensure this happens when DD is with them too wink

CornishYarg Tue 26-Mar-13 19:24:54

Gill Rapley's BLW books are good. I went for the cookbook as it gives plenty of info about the concept and also includes lots of meal ideas, whereas the other book just deals with the theory. Annabel Karmel's various books seem to be the most popular for the puree approach.

I'm surprised that the nursery will insist on giving puree. If you say she doesn't have purees, wouldn't they respect this? And 10 months is fairly old to continue to give puree if the baby is happy to eat finger foods and lumpier foods.

I wouldn't worry too much about the nursery when you start weaning. I would just do what suits you and your DD.

RainDancer Tue 26-Mar-13 19:37:14

Thanks both. Perhaps I'm over thinking the nursery thing. It's just that I have a friend who did BLW and her DS loved it but I remember her saying it was tricky at nursery because he wouldn't be fed purées! The nursery she is going to has outside caterers so not sure how flexible they will be.

KatAndKit Tue 26-Mar-13 20:37:08

I really doubt a nursery would insist on feeding a 10 month old purees. Even babies who were weaned on purees have generally progressed to self feeding much of their food by 10 months old.

Flisspaps Wed 27-Mar-13 07:49:58

You could just provide your own food, or assuming the nursery has toddlers, they'd just have to order one more toddler meal and one less purée.

Purée is fine, but if you want to do BLW then don't be put off by a hypothetical situation which you can control anyway. One less spoon-fed baby means nursery staff have an extra hand free!

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