Gagging and Choking – Know the difference!

Starting solids is a very exciting time for parents.  Whether choosing purees (traditional feeding) or BLW (baby led weaning), the top concern for most parents is always choking.  Babies often gag as they learn this new skill, which can be scary!  But knowing the difference between gagging and choking, and how to reduce choking risk, can be life-saving.

This post will help you and other caregivers to understand the differences between gagging and choking, what to expect, what to do and what NOT to do to reduce choking risk. Continue reading “Gagging and Choking – Know the difference!”

The Parents’ Guide to Baby-Led Weaning – Book Review and GIVEAWAY!!!

Fellow Canadian dietitian Jennifer House (over at First Step Nutrition) recently published the Parents’ Guide to Baby-Led Weaning, a new resource for parents eager to learn more about BLW and how to get started with their babies.  I was super excited to read this book, so  I got my hands on an early copy (and so can you – keep reading to the end!), and here’s what I have to say about it…

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Why we chose baby led weaning

When we began the journey of starting solids with our baby, I had ideas in my mind of what it would look like.  We’d received a baby blender as a shower gift, and I knew I wanted to make my own food as much as possible, blitzing up all kinds of crazy concoctions of colourful pureed veggies and fruits, protein-rich pureed meats, hearty oatmeal and cereals.  I knew a bit about baby led weaning (BLW) and was intrigued, but not really sure what it was all about.  I also had read that Health Canada was recommending a texture-varied diet for infants, so I knew I wanted to incorporate some finger foods into my baby’s life from the get go.

Baby V led me the rest of the way. Continue reading “Why we chose baby led weaning”