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How I Introduced Solids to My Daughter via Baby-Led Weaning

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I knew I wanted the best possible nutrition for her. I knew I would breastfeed her for at least 2 years and I planned on making my own babyfood for her.

When my daughter was around 4 months old, I began reading and researching solid foods. I knew a baby’s primary nutrition in their first year of life should be breastmilk or formula and the more I thought about this, the more I felt concern over starting solids.

Marcella enjoying some green beans.

I have had a lot of people ask me about the way I introduced solids to my daughter. The approach we chose to use is called baby-led weaning and we really loved it! Today over at Mama Eve you can find my guest post on how we came to this decision as well as some information about the method.

Be sure to check out the rest of her site, too! She is one of my favorite bloggers and I’m sure you will soon see why as you check out her site. She makes appearances in my Sunday Surf’s often. You can start with some of my favorite posts at Mama Eve:

Five Playground Lessons I Didn’t Know I was Teaching

How I’m Learning to Let My Children Go

Attachment to an Open Mind

A Tale of Two Chickens

Birth Without Fear Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Be Scared


Sunday Surf for week of January 16

Here are my favorites for the week!

Breakfast Shortcuts with the World’s Healthiest Foods – This has some good ideas for that first meal of the day.

Confused About When To Wean? Your Baby Has The Answer. – Great post about the current controversy in the UK

Edible DIY: Paula Deen’s Homemade Kit Kat Bars – Just reading this recipe put me in sugar shock……but I still want to eat it.

Gentle Parenting Ideas Series: Shopping Trips – Tips for taking your little one shopping with you so you both enjoy it

She’s Not “High Needs” ~ She’s Vivacious! – Loved this post from Peaceful Parenting

The Anterior Cervical Lip: How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Birth – Very interesting post about pushing in labor

50 Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids plus Fun Serving Suggestions
– There are some great ideas in here that I’m excited to try with my daughter.

The Greatest Gift… – A wonderful post about a father’s gift to celebrate his grown daughter’s breastfeeding milestone

Check out Authentic Parenting, Maman A Droit, Navelgazing, Momma Jorje, The Parent Vortex, Hobo Mama , Motherhood Moments and Mama and Baby Love for more Sunday Surfing!


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