BLW- (Baby Led Weaning) : Methodentipps zur baby geführte Entwöhnung

BLW- (Baby Led Weaning): Method tips for baby-led weaning

BLW- (Baby Led Weaning): Method tips for baby-led weaning

The sweet hectic pregnancy process is over. your baby every day

Growing. What you've been through in the blink of an eye: You woke up one morning and realized it was time for your baby to start solids. Yes, just at this time sweet rushes will reappear. Because your baby is now getting extra food and wants to eat alone.

The blw method for infants, known as infant-led complementary feeding, is a form of feeding that is practiced by many mothers and produces efficient results. If you often hear this statement from your pediatrician; You should now have more detailed information on feeding with the blw method. This is the information that will make you and your baby happy.

You can find it in our article.

The process of switching to supplemental nutrition using the Blw method will be easier for those who read our article!

For the most accurate information and the most appropriate method of artificially feeding your baby, please consult your specialist who will monitor your development.

What does BLW mean?

It is a code composed of the first letters of the words BLW ( Baby Led Weaning ). This code is the name of the method that makes both mothers and fathers happy and feeds the babies.

baby-led weaning is the transition to complementary feeding by gradually reducing milk.

Babies who are breastfed or formula-fed are switched to complementary feeding after the time deemed appropriate by the doctor. After this time, the complementary feeding period begins for babies, who normally complete the 6th month.

The blw method is outside of the usual diet rules such as eat puree whole and drink soup whole.

Babies under their parents' supervision eat their own meals. Thanks to this method, the fine motor skills of babies are also supported.

The blw method, which supports muscle building, helps babies to become more self-confident and even more hungry.

With this method, the baby chooses food and decides how much to feed.

When mother and father offer the baby suitable foods for the baby, the baby takes turns tasting the foods. What interests him more, he eats with a great appetite.

The blw method is not a short process. It takes patience from parents. Just like babies. Because there are many foods to try, many foods to touch.

It is recommended not to tire the baby and family. Whoever tries this method should be programmed both at home and on the baby's clothes. When your baby is going to be very excited, there may be some clutter at home.

In the Blw method, the baby's fingers are a sign for you. Foods prepared according to the size of the baby's fingers are presented in a way that prevents the baby from tiring, and your baby begins to taste these foods by holding them.

When to start BLW?

Generally, the period when physicians consider supplemental nutrition is appropriate begins after the 6th month.

According to the developmental care of babies; There are also doctors who start early or late.

After the time deemed appropriate by the developmental doctor, you can try the blw method at home with your baby.

Does your baby often put their toys in their mouth? Welcome to the blw method era!

If he's holding his toy when you're trying to get it; Your baby should be able to feed without any problems.

Finger muscles show readiness for the Blw method.

As you enter the Blw period, you can taste the food at every main meal and snack.

You should continue to give breast milk and formula in the amounts recommended by your doctor.

You can bring your baby to the table for meals such as breakfast, fruit hour, dinner and spend time together.

Regardless of the time and date, you can breastfeed your baby at any time thanks to the practical Blw method. You can eat while he eats.

What do I have to consider with BLW?

A specific list of blw methods is not recommended. A separate list is created for each baby. The foods in the list are given according to the baby's developmental period.

In the first few weeks you should not leave your baby alone. She should control situations such as choking, vomiting, and eating in her throat.

You shouldn't hurry. If you hurry; Your baby will quickly remember this moment and will vomit in a short time because of the fast feeding.

You should not constantly watch the baby while it is eating. Imagine someone watching you eat. how much can you eat

Try giving foods one at a time. When it comes to an allergy situation, you can more easily understand which food is being allergic to.

Never compare your own baby to other babies who have tried this method. Because you know that; Every baby is special and his

Development is different from other babies. Don't worry, your baby will also feed itself at the most appropriate time.

For a period of time, refrain from giving foods that stick to the palate, crumble in the mouth, or have round or sharp stems. Such foods are dangerous to the health of the baby.

Try to cook vegetables and fruits. Foods that are well cooked will be digested without tiring the baby.

Avoid fruits and vegetables that contain seeds. Very small nuclei can block the baby's airway.

If your baby is crying or has crying fits while feeding, don't rush. First calm the baby and try to distract him. The lucky baby will be ready to be fed better.

Switching to complementary food with the BLW method: what to feed with BLW?

While trying the blw method, you can benefit from the foods commonly recommended by doctors.

Be sure to consult your doctor before trying any of the foods on the list!

Boiled potatoes and sweet potatoes

cooked green beans

Boiled broccoli

Grated or boiled carrots

Salmon can be boiled or baked in the oven.

Boiled egg


ground beef


Homemade yogurt

mashed banana

9 product recommendations from Wiko Baby that support BLW and make your work easier.

BLW Set II (Baby Led Weaning Set) - Silicone Harness Set

BLW set

  • Made from 100% food grade silicone
  • Contents: Basics-Bib (with a large pocket for taking out fancy bites) + Portions (plate suitable for oven and microwave use with suction cup) + Scoops (spoon with natural bamboo handle and removable silicone tip)
  • each item promotes Baby Led Weaning (BLW) and supports independence
  • perfect for gifting at a baby shower or for a special occasion
  • Box dimensions: 38x26x5 cm
  • hand washable and sterilizable

Puzzle - silicone children's plate

puzzle children's plate

  • Made from 100% food grade silicone
  • portable with 3 detachable parts
  • triple suction cup secures the plate more firmly
  • it promotes the Baby Led Weaning (BLW) method and supports independence
  • helps develop motor skills
  • Puzzles are suitable for oven and microwave applications up to 200 °C
  • hand washable and sterilizable

Flexi Bib - silicone bib with drip tray

-Made from 100% food grade silicone

-Uniquely designed strap attaches to lower back instead of neck . So;

  • doesn't wrap it around your neck
  • is it comfortable for the baby's neck area,
  • it prevents interruption of food intake


-With the adjustable side straps, the bib can be adjusted to the size of the growing baby. Suitable from 6 months to 4 years

-Removing fallen bites from the bag promotes the baby's motor skills

- as compact as a textile bib

- hand washable and sterilizable

Scoopers- Silicone Baby and Kids Spoons (2 pieces)

  • Made from 100% food grade silicone
  • the soft silicone spoon is easy on the teething palate
  • helps develop fine motor skills
  • healthy alternative to plastic
  • hand washable and sterilizable

Bowly - silicone bowl with lid

  • Made from 100% food grade silicone
  • the suction cup holds the bowl securely on surfaces
  • with the lid, the bowl can also be used as a storage container
  • Bowlys are suitable for oven and microwave applications up to 200 °C
  • hand washable and sterilizable

Mat - silicone children's service mat

  • Service mat made from 100% food-safe silicone
  • the non-stick mat can also be used as a baking mat
  • up to 200 °C for the oven and microwave Can also be used as a baking mat
  • when not in use , it can be rolled up and stowed away
  • healthy alternative to plastic
  • hand washable and sterilizable

Puree Pods - silicone pods

  • Made from 100% high quality silicone
  • For safe storage of pureed food in portions in the freezer for later use
  • Each pod serving holds a maximum serving of 100ml
  • Flexible texture allows for easy removal of frozen portions
  • Also suitable for oven and microwave up to 200°C
  • Healthy alternative to plastic
  • Easy to clean, leaves no stains
  • Hand wash and sterilizer safe
  • Dimensions: 14.5 x 14.5 x 5.4 cm

Slices - silicone cake pan

  • Made from 100% food grade silicone
  • 8 ready-to-serve servings . Individual portions can be prepared with different varieties. Easily removable, snack-sized portions
  • No additional oiling required
  • Can be used in the oven , in the microwave , in the refrigerator and in the freezer between -40 and 200 °C
  • easy cleaning and no discoloration
  • hand washable and sterilizable

Dig-In - Baby and Children's Spoon & Fork

  • Spoon and fork tips are made from 100% food grade silicone
  • Eco-friendly natural bamboo handle is biodegradable
  • soft silicone tips are gentle on the teething palate
  • helps develop fine motor skills
  • healthy alternative to plastic
  • Thanks to the detachable tips, the bamboo handles are not damaged by water when cleaning
  • hand washable and sterilizable (only spoon and fork tips)