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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Random House UK (Dec 16 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091923808
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091923808
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 13.6 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 281 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #87,562 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Christine Johnson on April 2 2013
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This book gave me a lot more confidence in baby led weaning over purees. Our baby is now 9 months old and using the pincer grip like a pro to feed herself and doesn't gag on her food. I highly recommend people getting away from feeding their babies purees and going straight to solid foods.

The only complaint I have about the book is that it is very repetitive.
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We used this method with our son starting at 6 months old and it made meals really easy and wonderful for our family! We started introducing purees at 5-1/2 months, and after seeing our son not enjoy the experience, we thought we would just let him experiment with whatever we happened to be eating. I feel that aside from helping him enjoy the actual experience of eating, it also helped develop his fine motor skills and hand/eye coordination--to the point where he had the pincer grasp (with thumb and index finger) perfected well before we'd expected him to.

This is an easy to read book and a wonderful resource for parents wishing to try something other than the traditional purees. No more boiling, straining, or mushing!! Hooray!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Bowman on May 21 2009
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This is my first baby and I decided to give baby led weaning a try. I have had nothing but positive results. The books goes into perfect details on how to go about the process and seems to cover all possible questions in the FAQ sections. It is so lovely for all of us to sit down and eat together. Meal times are a joy for all at the table. Our baby loves to feed herself and the mess is amazingly minimal although have a dog does help on that front. I encourage anyone with a little one to purchase this book and give it a go I think you will be happy with the results.
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By doralym on Aug. 18 2010
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Ce livre aide beaucoup a comprendre cette façon de faire. Très intéressant a lire.
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Consider as a guide for new parents Dec 27 2009
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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There's nothing new about Gill Rapley's ideas, besides the name, but for parents who think feeding a baby means jars and purees, it's a good read. Before commercial baby foods (and even after for most parents in most parts of the world), babies were simply offered bites off their parent's plate when they were ready to start solids. But when most of us were babies, the recommendation became to start solids at very young ages and purees were introduced (how else will you get "solid" food into a 2 week old?). Now that the recommendations have returned to more realistic expectations of when babies will be ready to eat, more and more parents are realizing that their babies don't need mush - they can eat "real" food right off the bat. If you'd like to introduce this idea to a new parent, aren't certain when or how to start feeding your baby solids, or need support for when Grandma is horrified, this is the book to buy. If you're looking for recipes for "baby" food, tables of what food to introduce at what age, or detailed lists of foods to avoid, you won't find them here. This is just a reassuring introduction to the idea of simply feeding your baby from your own healthy meals.

By the way, for American audiences, "weaning" technically begins as soon as food other than breastmilk (or formula) is introduced. If you're looking for a guide on weaning baby from the breast, you're looking at the wrong book!
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Baby-led Solids should be the real title Nov. 14 2009
By Heidi Burns - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book. First off this is not a weaning off the breast book, it is an introduction to solids book.

I exclusively breastfed my daughter for 8mos and when I was ready to introduce solids, she wasn't. She was more interested in feeding herself and wouldn't let me spoon feed her. Turns out that was great for me. I spoon fed my boys at 4 and 5 mos old and it was very time consuming and I wasn't sure if they were full or fussy when they'd refuse to eat.

This book eliminates the struggle. Babies have a sensitive gag reflex and by using this book I was able to let my baby take the lead on feeding herself while not overreacting at any sound she made while eating. Also it gives a great guideline of how much and when to feed them solids that correlates with breastfeeding and formula feeding.

If your little one has issues with spoon feeding or heck even if they don't, this is a great book for beginner feeders. I wish I had this with my boys.
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Great concept March 4 2010
By Angelika Helper - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great philosophy and practice with well written book to back it up My twins are 5 months old, and I am waiting until they are 6 months old to begin feeding them (or letting them feed themselves.) This book does get a bit repetitive, as the gist can be summed up in one chapter. I sort of wish it talked more about sample menus, ways to cook or cut food appropriately, or simply had larger charts or tables. I suppose the point is that this is a more laid back introduction to weaning, but I still like easily digested charts. Also, I'm sure I'm not the only parent who wants to combine this practice with avoiding common foods that are connected to intolerances and allergies. More information about that would be nice.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Interesting points July 7 2012
By Rachel A. Flavin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Although I still plan to continue feeding by son purees, this book gave great tips that I will try to introduce food in their natural state, by cutting fruits, vegetables, and meat into finger sizes. A little too much background for me, would have loved more practical tips and advice.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Excellent and the Authority on Skipping Purees July 29 2010
By Heather - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I had been hesitant to start my baby on purees after seeing babies fight being spoon fed jars of baby food at her daycare. I stumbled across Gail Rapley's technique on the Internet and was delighted to find a thoughtful book on just skipping purees.

My one criticism is that the book is light on scholarship, but then so is the puree-approach advocates.

If you are considering a non-mainstream approaching to feeding your baby, you must read this book.

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