Tracey Murkett and I wrote Baby-led Weaning: Helping Your Baby to Love Good Food in 2008. It was, and still is, the definitive book on baby-led weaning. It explains why it makes absolute sense to introduce babies to solid foods this way. It's full of tips for how to use BLW with your baby - and what to expect when you do. So far it has been translated into 15 languages. Baby-led Weaning: The Essential Guide to Introducing Solid Foods is the American edition, available since October 2010. The text is almost identical to the UK original, so if you already have a copy of the UK version, you don't need this one! (Please note: Research into the actual foods babies need is ongoing, and recommendations change as a result. For example, it's no longer thought necessary to avoid foods containing ground nuts in the first year. You'll need to bear in mind the date our books were written and check with your friendly neighbourhood health professional for the latest info.)
If you're looking for simple ideas for family meals, our second book, The Baby-led Weaning Cookbook (UK edition, hardback), published in November 2010, is for you. It's a compilation of recipes sent to us by BLW parents, with just enough basic information about BLW to enable anyone who hasn't read the first book to give it a go. In the US the Cookbook is available as both a hardback and a paperback.
Baby-led Breastfeeding: How to get breastfeeding to work with your baby's help is an up-to-date 'how to' book that will help you to get breastfeeding to work for you. If you prefer diapers to nappies, go for the US edition.
Our latest book is Baby-led Parenting: The easy way to nurture, understand and connect with your baby. It's full of tips and suggestions that will help you to get to know your baby and interpret what he needs, helping you adjust easily to being a parent.
Order our books direct from Amazon by clicking on the links below (the first four are the UK editions and the other four are the American ones). You can order the Polish edition of Baby-led Weaning: Helping Your Baby to Love Good Food from within the UK here.
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