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Nationwide Child-Led Weaning Day: It’s (Formally) a Factor!

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July 1 is formally registered as Nationwide Child-Led Weaning Day! We’re celebrating BLW Day with Gill Rapley, PhD – the founding thinker of the BLW motion who champions ready till your child is really prepared to begin strong meals.


What’s Child-Led Weaning Day?

July 1 is formally declared Nationwide Child-Led Weaning Day and July 1, 2021 is the primary ever BLW day!

I registered Nationwide Child-Led Weaning Day in america with the Nationwide Day Archives to be celebrated every year on July 1.

We don’t rejoice the essential transition from a very liquid eating regimen to beginning strong meals for our infants…and BLW day is a method to attract consideration to this milestone – as a result of we SHOULD be celebrating when our child is basically prepared to begin strong meals!


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Why is July 1 Nationwide BLW Day?

July 1 marks the completion of the primary 6 months of the calendar yr. In case your proverbial child was born on January 1, on July 1 that child could be 6 months of age.

And the entire premise of the BLW Day is to spotlight the significance of ready till the infant is really prepared to start the transition to strong meals with baby-led weaning.

Child-led weaning is a protected and efficient various to conventional spoon-feeding. Infants who’re 6 months of age and who’re exhibiting the dependable indicators of readiness to self-feed can safely begin baby-led weaning.

Gill Rapley, PhD is the founding thinker of the BLW motion and co-author of the unique BLW Ebook “Child-Led Weaning: The Important Information”. She championed and acknowledged the significance of ready till the infant is really prepared to start this transition to strong meals.

July 1 is designated BLW Day to honor the work of Gill Rapley and to assist remind dad and mom to attend till child is 6 months of age and exhibiting the opposite dependable indicators of readiness to self-feed earlier than starting BLW.



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Hearken to episode 140 “Nationwide Child-Led Weaning Day: It is a Factor with Gill Rapley, PhD” on the BABY-LED WEANING MADE EASY podcast:


What Can I Do to Have a good time?

For those who and your child are on the point of make the transition to strong meals, it’s the proper time to coach your self about baby-led weaning and the way to take action SAFELY!

Right here are some things you are able to do to stand up to hurry when beginning BLW:

If you wish to study extra about giving your child a safe-start to strong meals utilizing BLW, I educate a free on-line workshop known as “Child-Led Weaning for Newbies: Learn how to get your child to strive 100 meals earlier than turning 1 with out you having to spoon-feed purees or purchase pouches!”

Everybody on this free workshop will get a replica of my 100 FIRST FOODS checklist…so that you’ll by no means marvel about which BLW meals to introduce your child to subsequent! Click on right here to join this week’s workshop instances.




Is There a BLW Day Certificates?

After all there’s a certificates…it is a formal vacation!




Wishing you and your child the entire finest luck in baby-led weaning. Have a really pleased Nationwide Child-Led Weaning Day…and assist unfold the phrase concerning the significance of ready till 6 months to begin strong meals!



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