Research suggests that there is no reason why your baby needs to be weaned using traditional spoon-fed purées and compotes. Allowing your baby to explore food themselves gives them the opportunity to experience new tastes, textures and smells in a manner which encourages them to be more independent. This helps with their confidence and hand-eye co-ordination. Baby-led Weaning is a sensible and comprehensive guide designed to help you support your child explore the world of food and help them become happy, confident eaters. Full of practical hints and tips to get you started on your Baby-led Weaning journey, Gill Rapley explores some of the myths behind spoon feeding and the advantages of self-feeding including the reasons why self-feeding is one of the healthiest ways to nurture your child’s relationship with food. Using good common-sense and safe, easy approaches to feeding your baby, Baby-led weaning allows your baby to feed themselves, with the good healthy food enjoyed by the whole family.