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28/04/2014 at 13:37
Just wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a good book on BLW? Thank you!
28/04/2014 at 14:36
We just have the Gill Rapley - Baby Led Weaning book.
With hindsight we could have just bought the Baby Led Weaning cookbook, as apparently it gives a brief overview and then has lots of useful recipes. However, I like to be a bit more in-depth and am a quick reader, so I felt it was good to have read 'the' book IYSWIM! Not that it's a hard read at all, it's quite easy and I was able to show my in-laws a couple of sections so they could understand what we were doing.
28/04/2014 at 15:16
I've got both the blw book and the cook book. The cook book is great for a brief overview of the ins and outs so I found it useful for giving to my parents and in laws to have a quick look.
I enjoyed reading the main book though as it goes into more depth and I was interested in a lot of the theory and history.
28/04/2014 at 16:07
Thanks both ,I will check that one out. I had been invited to an NCT course on it but it would cost £20 and I think I might be better off just reading about it myself….
28/04/2014 at 16:27
It's good to have the book as reference too, although I do think that's a fair price for the course if it includes some handouts so you can reread the information later. Actually the book isn't that expensive, they should include it free after the course haha!
28/04/2014 at 19:46
I'd have loved a course on it! Especially if it includes the book ;) in all honesty the course might be worth considering if only to meet other mums who will be doing it. I'm the only person I know doing it and all of my mum friends were extremely skeptical as is my hv so it would've been nice to share some stories etc with others.
28/04/2014 at 19:52
Thanks ladies. This is the course description- what do you reckon, course or book? (Can't afford both!!)
Our Introducing Solids (Weaning) Workshops will give you an opportunity to discuss information on starting your baby on solids. The sessions cover topics such as deciding when to introduce solid foods to your baby, deciding what approach to take- purees & baby-led weaning, deciding what foods to avoid & understanding what to expect
28/04/2014 at 20:07
Oh and just seen course is £29 not £20 as I thought. Lasts 2.5hrs!
28/04/2014 at 20:18
I think it will depend on whether you've already decided to go down the blw route. If you have, I'd say just get the book. It sounds as though the course won't be specifically blw so you might not find it that informative. I did a similar course run by our sure start centre that was free so maybe enquire there instead? And then buy the gill Rapley book cheap off of amazon :)
28/04/2014 at 20:42
I borrowed the book from the library rather than buying my own copy & photocopied relevant pages for my mum & inlaws. I personally wouldn't bother with a course, especially as I've heard of courses that actually didn't know what BLW actually is & talked about mixing puree & BLW!! Does your local sure start run a free weaning session?
28/04/2014 at 21:59
Great idea about the library Blackkat! I've just joined our local one and can see they have the recommended book in their catalogue so think I'll start there and if I still have questions about which approach to use think about doing the course :-)
Not sure about local sure starts but will look at those too, thank you!
28/04/2014 at 23:01
From that description I'd just get the book, especially as popcorn says if you've already decided on BLW. Library is a good shout, you also might find people selling it or giving it away on local Facebook groups x
29/04/2014 at 10:11
Thanks, I've reserved that book at the library, looking forward to getting it now! (And only cost 50p reservation fee- bargain!)
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