When it came to weaning, for years most parents opted to spoon-feed purées to their babies. But in 2008, British midwife Gill Rapley popularized the idea of baby-led weaning.
She suggested simply putting appropriate food on to your baby’s tray and letting him feed himself.
Eight years and thousands of baby-led weaned babies later, we’ve learned a lot about what works well – and what doesn’t – when it comes to this method of weaning.
Meet the experts: Nancy Ripton and Melanie Potock are co-authors of Baby Self-Feeding: Solid Food Solutions to Create Lifelong, Healthy Eating Habits (£16.99, Fair Winds Press).