What is Baby Led Weaning (BLW)?

Strict BLW skips puree foods and starts baby on finger foods that the rest of the family is eating. In this method, baby is in control of the feeding process; the pace of the meal and learning their own fullness cues.  This approach encourages baby to be independent and consume the quantity they choose. Here are a few ideas to think about, as you get started:

  • In the beginning, start off slow, by only offering one food at a time.
  • Then offer 3 different foods at a meal (instead of just a bowl of cereal or a bowl of mac & cheese)
  • Avoid giving more than 5 foods (too many choices can be overwhelming for a new or hesitant eater)To learn more about the different BLW and other feeding tips, check out our blog: Baby Led Weaning.

Happy Feeding!


Dawn Winkelmann, M.S, CCC-SLP


Dawn Winkelmann, a.k.a “Ms. Dawn”, has treated thousands of kids across the globe by helping families overcome picky eating stages and food refusals, while adding new foods into their diet. Her high success rate is attributed to Ms. Dawn bringing her education, experience, sense of humor and her favorite feeding products to the family dinner table.

You will find Ms. Dawn’s expert feeding advice to be positive and fun for the entire family! She adapts complicated feeding/swallowing research and makes it practical and easy for parents! Get ready to learn the science behind your favorite feeding products and ways to bring happy family mealtimes back!